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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small FortuneMany people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell NowThe housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of

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Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most ValuableHomeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our,

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Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year.

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Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This YearThe question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers

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Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7%

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4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your HouseHomeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This

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Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate HeadlinesDon’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April,

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Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home

Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next HomeThis year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to 

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82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home TodayThe financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the

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How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you&rsquo

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Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation HomeAs vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past

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93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than StocksA recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners&

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Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller HomesOver the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the

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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in

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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

Homeownership Is Full of Financial BenefitsA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000

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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s 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

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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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There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s 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

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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters 

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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying BudgetMortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However,

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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

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Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s 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

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Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s 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

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Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out 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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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

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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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The Strongest Tailwind to Today’s 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,

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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

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Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?

Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be

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How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July.

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SpringWhen selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain

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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be

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Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale

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What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for YouWe’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a 

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are

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How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?

How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short

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Where Have All the Houses Gone?

Where Have All the Houses Gone?In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for

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Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?

Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout

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3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your LifeThere have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the

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Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This YearThere are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If

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Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why It’s Easy to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsHomeownership provides comfort, stability, and security, and it makes you feel more connected to your community

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47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today

47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are TodayHeadlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021

The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In

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3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing BubbleHome values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some

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6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today

6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership TodayOver the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They&rsquo

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What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?

What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial DecisionIn today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net,

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Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and

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Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice

Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect AdviceAs we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for YouThe real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by 

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a

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Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You NeedAs we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time

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What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job MarketEarlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy

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Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting OneIf spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you;

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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the

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How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This YearIn 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and

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Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThere 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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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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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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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

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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 HighlightsChoosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your homebuying

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Is This the Year to Sell My House?

Is This the Year to Sell My House?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should

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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

The Importance of Home Equity in Building WealthHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:&ldquo

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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move

Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a MoveThe housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s

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3 Must-Do’s 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

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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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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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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 It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right TodayEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.

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Turning a House into a Happy Home

Turning a House into a Happy HomeWe talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.No

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Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the

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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

The Difference a Year Makes for HomeownershipOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver

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The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a MortgageOnce you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You're

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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 TrillionIn a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the

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3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re

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The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year

The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This YearBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for

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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.

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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;

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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 nation

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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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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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A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual WorldIn 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

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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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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

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5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive OfferToday’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who

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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a HomeThis year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows

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Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we

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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

Homes for Sale Are Rapidly DisappearingThrough all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next MoveIf you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses

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Tips to Sell Your House Safely Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tips to Sell Your House Safely Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsYour agent now has over 6 months of experience selling houses during the pandemic and can make the process easier and safer for

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Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market

Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing MarketIn the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the

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VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a HomeToday, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there

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Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth

Homeownership Is a Key to Building WealthFor years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains

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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren

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Making a Home for the Brave Possible [INFOGRAPHIC]

Making a Home for the Brave Possible [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsVA Home Loans provide unique opportunities for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families in recognition of their

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Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure CrisisAs the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure

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Top 5: October Home Sales in Phoenix 85032

Top 5: October Home Sales in 85032. What an October. What a year! Long story, short - homes priced appropriately and marketed properly, are selling quickly, easily, and at record high prices.

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Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy

Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the EconomyAs the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround. It’s safe to say that

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Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for You

Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for YouAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s

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4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market

4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing MarketTomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life

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Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn today’s hyper-competitive market, buyers are often willing to overlook cosmetic or minor repair needs if it means

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Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for Sellers

Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for SellersThe number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence,

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Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations

Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger GenerationsThe demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak

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How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to HomeownershipMany people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market.

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Two Important Impacts of Home Equity

Two Important Impacts of Home EquityEquity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the

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Home Values Projected to Keep Rising

Home Values Projected to Keep RisingAs we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic

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Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure

Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from ForeclosureMany housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by

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Americans Are Gaining Confidence in the Economy

Americans Are Gaining Confidence in the EconomyThe September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that

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Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This YearThe 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is,

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How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers.From pre-approval

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Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?

Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners

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The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for SaleMany industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark,&

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief,

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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This FallThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like

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Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to

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A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’sOne of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal

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Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four

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Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

Why Pricing Your House Right Is EssentialIn today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic

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Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move [INFOGRAPHIC]

Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAccording to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity.Over the past year, the average

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Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home MarketA year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

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