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Tips For Single Homebuyers How To Make Your Dream A Reality

Tips for Single Homebuyers: How To Make Your Dream a RealityIf you’re living on your own and looking to buy a home, know that you can make your dream a reality with thoughtful planning

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Dont Believe Everything You Read The Truth Many Headlines Overlook

Don’t Believe Everything You Read: The Truth Many Headlines OverlookThere are a lot of questions right now regarding the real estate market as we head into 2022. The forbearance program is coming

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Why Now Is A Great Time To Sell Your House

Why Now Is a Great Time To Sell Your HouseAs we near the end of the year, more homeowners are realizing the benefits of today’s sellers’ market. Record-breaking home price appreciation,

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Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldnt Be Upset About 3 Mortgage Rates

Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage RatesWith the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics

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Whats Happening With Home Prices

What’s Happening with Home Prices?Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now?

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How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low

How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is LowIn today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell

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VA Loans Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership Dreams

VA Loans: Helping Veterans Achieve Their Homeownership DreamsThe purpose of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans is to provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have sacrificed so much by serving

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Should I Update My House Before I Sell It INFOGRAPHIC

Should I Update My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your &

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4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

4 Things Every Renter Needs To ConsiderAs a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation

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The Mortgage Process Doesnt Have To Be Scary INFOGRAPHIC

The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Applying for a mortgage is a big step towards homeownership, but it doesn’t need to be one you fear. Here are

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Sellers Have Incredible Leverage In Todays Market

Sellers Have Incredible Leverage in Today’s MarketWith mortgage rates climbing above 3% for the first time in months, serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home 

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Renters Missed Out On 51500 This Past Year

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past YearRents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate

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Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise In 2022

Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022Mortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you

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Why A Wave Of Foreclosures Is Not On The Way

Why a Wave of Foreclosures Is Not on the WayWith forbearance plans coming to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the

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Numbers Dont Lie Its Still A Great Time To Sell INFOGRAPHIC

Numbers Don’t Lie – It’s Still a Great Time To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Heading into the end of the year, you might wonder if it’s still a good time to sell your house. Here’s

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Sellers Your House Could Be An Oasis For Buyers Seeking More Options

Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More OptionsSellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale.

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What Does The Future Hold For Home Prices

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values

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Looking To Move It Could Be Time To Build Your Dream Home

Looking To Move? It Could Be Time To Build Your Dream Home.While today’s supply of homes for sale is still low, the number of newly built homes is increasing. If you’re ready

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Important Distinction Homes Are Less Affordable Not Unaffordable

Important Distinction: Homes Are Less Affordable, Not UnaffordableIt’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fall in home

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Your Home Equity Is Growing INFOGRAPHIC

Your Home Equity Is Growing [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re a homeowner, today’s rising equity is great news. On average, homeowners have gained $51,500 in equity 

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What Do Supply And Demand Tell Us About Todays Housing Market

What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the

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Whats Causing Todays Competitive Real Estate Market INFOGRAPHIC

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply. &

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111285 Reasons You Should Buy A Home This Year

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This YearThe financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the

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As Home Equity Rises So Does Your Wealth

As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your WealthHomeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that

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Reasons Renters Buy INFOGRAPHIC

Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights When deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors. Buying a home means consistent 

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4 Tips To Prep For Your Home Sale This Fall

4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This FallEven in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on

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The Main Key To Understanding The Rise In Mortgage Rates

The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage RatesEvery Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent

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Is A 20 Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase A Home

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In

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Remote Work Is Here To Stay Can Your Home Deliver The Space You Need

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home

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Two Reasons Why Waiting A Year To Buy Could Cost You

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost YouIf you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be

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Its Still A Sellers Market INFOGRAPHIC

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers

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If Youre A Buyer Is Offering Asking Price Enough

If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a

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Is The Number Of Homes For Sale Finally Growing

Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing

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Have You Ever Seen A Housing Market Like This INFOGRAPHIC

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go.

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Is It Time To Move On To A New Home

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much

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5 Tips For Making Your Best Offer

5 Tips for Making Your Best OfferIn today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses for

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The Truth About Todays Buyer Demand

The Truth About Today’s Buyer DemandWhen it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This FallIf you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're

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Understand Your Options To Avoid Foreclosure

Understand Your Options To Avoid ForeclosureEven though experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis, there are a number of homeowners who may be coming face-to

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Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing In 2021 What About 2022

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the

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Fact Or Fiction Homebuyer Edition INFOGRAPHIC

Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights When it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of

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Why Its Still Safe To Sell Your Home

Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your HomeIf you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly

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The Difference In Net Worth Between Homeowners And Renters Is Widening

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is WideningBecoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much &

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What Buyers And Sellers Need To Know About The Appraisal Gap

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal GapIt’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing

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Median Home Price Drops In Both Ada Canyon Counties According To Latest Data

Median home sale prices continue to rise in both Ada and Canyon Counties. Photo: Gretchen Parsons/BoiseDevByDon Day - BoiseDev editorThe median price of a home in Ada County dropped in August. It

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What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare For Homeownership

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for HomeownershipAs rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent

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5 Reasons Todays Housing Market Is Anything But Normal

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but NormalThere are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market

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Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House INFOGRAPHIC

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Pricing your house right takes market experience and expertise. To find the best list price, your agent balances

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What To Do With Your Vacation Home As Summer Ends

What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer EndsAs summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you may

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Why 2021 Is Still The Year To Sell Your House

Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your HouseIf you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae

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If Housing Affordability Is About The Money Dont Forget This

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily

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Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell INFOGRAPHIC

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out. It’s important to focus on tasks

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What Does Being In A Sellers Market Mean

What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But

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Real Estate Its Still A Lack Of Supply Not A Lack Of Demand

Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of DemandOne of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home

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More Young People Are Buying Homes

More Young People Are Buying HomesThere’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing

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What Do Experts Say About Todays Mortgage Rates

What Do Experts Say About Today’s Mortgage Rates?Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates

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Options For FirstTime Homebuyers INFOGRAPHIC

Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights With a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box. Work with your trusted real estate

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The Community And Economic Impacts Of A Home Sale

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home SaleIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life.

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Looking For A Place To Call Home Consider A Condominium

Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.It’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. If you’re a 

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Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were In Past Decades

Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home

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The Best Use Of Time And Money When It Comes To Renovations

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to RenovationsIn the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s

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Sellers Are In A Sweet Spot INFOGRAPHIC

Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights In today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house. That’s because homes are selling

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3 Hot Topics In The Housing Market Right Now

3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right NowIf you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The 

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4 Reasons Why The End Of Forbearance Will Not Lead To A Wave Of Foreclosures

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of ForeclosuresWith forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of

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A Look At Housing Supply And What It Means For Sellers

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for SellersOne of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are

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Home Sellers There Is An Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our VeteransSome veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National

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Waiting To Buy A Home Could Cost You INFOGRAPHIC

Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think.

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates RiseIn today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t

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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs Is It Time For Your Home To Change Too

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote

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Todays Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key TrendsAs we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix

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Pop Quiz Can You Define These Key Terms In Todays Housing Market INFOGRAPHIC

Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms

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Why This Isnt Your Typical Summer Housing Market

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing MarketIn real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy.

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4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

4 Major Incentives To Sell This SummerWhile the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are

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Housing Supply Is Rising What Does That Mean For You

Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are

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Diving Deep Into Todays Biggest Buyer Concerns

Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer ConcernsLast week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe

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Experts Agree Options Are Improving For Buyers INFOGRAPHIC

Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Buyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based On Demand

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on DemandIf you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To HearFor many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure

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Selling Your House Make Sure You Price It Right

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at

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Your Home Equity Can Take You Places INFOGRAPHIC

Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights The amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically. On average, homeowners gained $33

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What To Expect As Appraisal Gaps Grow

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps GrowIn today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing

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What Do Experts See On The Horizon For The Second Half Of The Year

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record

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Are We In A Housing Bubble Experts Say No

Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet,

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A Look At Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This YearBuilding financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your

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PreApproval Makes All The Difference When Buying A Home

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a HomeYou may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does

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Demand For Vacation Homes Is Still Strong

Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still StrongThe pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a

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Homebuyers Hang In There INFOGRAPHIC

Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Today’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers. Current low interest rates won’t

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Homes Across The Country Are Selling Fast INFOGRAPHIC

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights In today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea. Four

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6 Reasons To Celebrate National Homeownership Month

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership MonthOur homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors

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Whats Motivating People To Move Right Now

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time

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Dreaming Of A Bigger Home Why Not Buy It This Year

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to work

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Top Reasons To Own Your Home INFOGRAPHIC

Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home. If you’re

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Theres No Reason To Panic Over Todays Lending Standards

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending StandardsToday, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the

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Buyer Competition Is Good News For Sellers INFOGRAPHIC

Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in

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Your Tax Refund And Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This YearIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the

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Dont Sell On Your Own Just Because Its A Sellers Market

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ MarketIn a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For

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Should We Fear The Surge In CashOut Refinances

Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains

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Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like An Auctions Reserve Price

Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve PriceFor generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home

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Buyer Seller Perks In Todays Housing Market

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing MarketRight now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your

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2021 Real Estate Myth Buster INFOGRAPHIC

2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current

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What It Means To Be In A Sellers Market

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ MarketIf you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move.

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What Is The 1 Financial Benefit Of Homeownership

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has

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How To Make A Winning Offer On A Home

How to Make a Winning Offer on a HomeToday’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number

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What Is The Strongest Tailwind To Todays Recovering Economy

What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and

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To Renovate Or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You SellWhen thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However,

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What Credit Score Do You Need For A Mortgage

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached

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Americans See Major Home Equity Gains INFOGRAPHIC

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country. If your needs are changing and

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4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes In 2021

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic

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What Does 2021 Have In Store For Home Values

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months.

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Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional INFOGRAPHIC

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead To A Tsunami Of Foreclosures

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow

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Why Right Now May Be The Time To Sell Your House

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your HouseThe housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest&

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Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage INFOGRAPHIC

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still

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More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This YearThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything - from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our

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Why Selling Your House On Your Own In 2021 Is A Mistake

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today,

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Four Expert Views On The 2021 Housing Market

Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing MarketThe housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real

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3 MustDos When Selling Your House This Year

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This YearIt’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to,

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Heres To A Wonderful 2021

Here’s to a Wonderful!

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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory

Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the

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An Honest Look At Unemployment Numbers

An Honest Look at Unemployment NumbersLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report. It revealed that, though headed in the right direction, the

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Why It Makes Sense To Sell Your House This Holiday Season

Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday SeasonIf you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want

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Winning As A Buyer In A Sellers Market INFOGRAPHIC

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle. Here are four ways to make

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5 Steps To Follow When Applying For Forbearance

5 Steps to Follow When Applying for ForbearanceIf you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help. For

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Knowledge Is Power On The Path To Homeownership

Knowledge Is Power on the Path to HomeownershipHomeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying

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With Home Values Surging Is It Still Affordable To Buy Right Now

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale

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A New Way To Shop For Homes In A Virtual World

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even

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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home SaleThis year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing

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The Path To Homeownership INFOGRAPHIC

The Path to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home and not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a map with 10 simple steps to follow in

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Is Buying A Home Today A Good Financial Move

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