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    Want Top Dollar for Your House? Now’s the Time To List It.

    By Admin | February 17, 2022

    When you’re selling any item, you usually want to sell it for the greatest profit possible. That happens when there’s a strong demand and a limited supply for that item. In the real estate market, that time is right now. If you’re thinking of selling your house this year, here are two reasons why now’s... Read More

    The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading

    By Admin | February 4, 2022

    Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of last week. This is important to note because any increase in mortgage rates... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

    By Admin | January 25, 2022

    You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer. Here’s why. Being intentional and competitive are... Read More

    What’s Going To Happen with Home Prices This Year?

    By Admin | January 20, 2022

    After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definitely not slowed. The following graph shows year-over-year appreciation throughout 2021. December data has not yet... Read More

    Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

    By Admin | January 12, 2022

    Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the wise thing to do is to wait for the spring buying market since historically about 40 percent of home sales occur between April and July. However, this year’s expected to be much different than the norm. Here are five reasons to list your house now rather... Read More

    The Road to Home Ownership

    By Emily Woodson | January 10, 2022

    Buying a new home Read More

    Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022

    By Admin | January 7, 2022

    Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, it’s important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022. As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (see graph below): In 2021,... Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year

    By Emily Woodson | December 30, 2021

    Equity Growth 2021 When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, like the security or stability a home provides. But what about equity? While it can be overlooked, a homeowner’s equity helps build long-term wealth over time. Here’s a look at what... Read More

    The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

    By Admin | December 22, 2021

    If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the loan, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand the many perks... Read More

    Two Reasons Why Waiting To Buy a Home Will Cost You

    By Admin | December 10, 2021

    If you’re a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, or a renter with a strong desire to become a homeowner, you may be hoping that waiting until next year could mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine whether you should buy now or wait another year, you... Read More