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Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and…
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Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020

With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions…
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Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide

In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling…
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Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these…
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6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake

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All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does…
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While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents…
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2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights In a recent study by realtor.com,…
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Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?

Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy…
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A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise

While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed…
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Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released…
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A Day When Americans Can Return to Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights Taking a moment to reflect upon what…
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Unemployment: Hope on the Horizon

Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released…
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Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market

Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever…
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Confused About the Economic Recovery? Here’s Why.

As we continue to work through the health crisis that plagues…
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U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years

For nearly two months, most of us have been following strict…
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Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in…
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Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

Through all the volatility in the economy right now, some…
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With the release of the latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey…
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A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining…
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Some Highlights According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist…
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Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable

Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from…

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In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about…
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Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?

Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country…
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The Pain of Unemployment: It Will Be Deep, But Not for Long

There are two crises in this country right now: a health…
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Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19…
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Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and…
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Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell…
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With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order,…
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Some Highlights: Believe it or not, there are lots…

Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home…
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Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked…
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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

There’s a ton of real estate information available in the…
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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks.…
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Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying

As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change…

The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general,…
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The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice

The angst caused by the corona virus has most people on edge…
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Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus…

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few…
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Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the…
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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

More and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent…
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Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are…
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Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis

In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do…
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Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation…
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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty…
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Yes, You Can Still Afford a Home

The residential real estate market has come roaring out of…
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Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers

Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully,…
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Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and…
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New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes…
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The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks…
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty,…
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Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked…
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How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting…
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How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought…
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How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build in a Decade?

Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors…
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Thinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time.

The housing market has started off much stronger this year…
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Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation,…
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Opportunity in the Luxury Market This Year

Homes priced in the top 25% of a price range for a particular…
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Some Highlights: With interest rates hovering at near…
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The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home…
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The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

There’s comfort in being around people who share common…
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How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the…
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The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home:…
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Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: There are many benefits to love…
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How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about…
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The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like…
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Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S.…
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How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s…
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The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Americans are on the move, and the…
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Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012.…
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Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According…
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How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing Market

When buying a home, we all want to feel like we’re making…
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Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey

When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the…
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Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts

We’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S.…
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Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?

If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing…
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Should I Sell My House This Year?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is,…
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First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association…
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2020 Homebuying Checklist

Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a…
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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months,…
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The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal…
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In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful…
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Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

The real estate market is expected to do very well this year…
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2020 Luxury Market Forecast

By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves…
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Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase…
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Some Highlights: On January 10th of each year, “National…
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If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market…
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The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

Which month do you think most people who are considering…
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Big Demand for Small Homes

Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming…
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Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher…
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Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your…
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The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

This will be an interesting year for residential real estate.…

Here’s to a Wonderful 2020!

We hope 2020 is a great year for you, both personally and…
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Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s…
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Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in…
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Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the Rise

Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for…
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When a House Becomes a Happy Home

We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a…
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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation

Questions continue to rise around where home prices will…
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Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Interest rates will be lower than…
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5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a Homeowner

Studies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset…
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This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3…
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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think…
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December 2019: The Buyer Stakes Are High Because Inventory Is Low

The reality of what we’re seeing this month is that homes…
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Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house,…
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Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off…
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Have You Outgrown Your Home?

It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today…
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A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than…
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Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying…
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Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: According to NAR’s latest Profile…
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What is the Best Investment for Americans?

Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the…
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Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate…
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It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate…
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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this…
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Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

When selling your house, there are a few key things you can…
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The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people…
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7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait…
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The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: With interest rates around…

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery…
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Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing…
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Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland,…
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Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region

Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand…
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Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise

In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate…
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75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits

Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our…
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VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA)…
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Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.

Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available…
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Millennials: Here’s Why the Process is Well Worth It.

Millennials have waited longer than any other generation…
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Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.

When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if…
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The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their…
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The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every Hour in the U.S. Housing Market:  614 Homes…
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Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the…
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How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

The gap between the increase in personal income and residential…
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Thinking of Selling Your Home? The Waiting Is The Hardest Part.

Tom Petty famously penned the words, “the waiting is the…
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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home…
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Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe they…
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Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

Much has been written about how residential real estate values…
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Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice

To understand today’s complex real estate market, it is…
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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation…
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Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed…
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3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

Today’s real estate market is nothing like the 2008 market.…
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3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone;…
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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting…
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You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the…
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What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important…
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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying…
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3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

The residential real estate market has been plodding along…
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4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

By making a few key upgrades to your home, you’ll save…
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What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is…
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Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream,…
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Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

According to a new study from realtor.com, the week of September…
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Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

If you’re thinking about remodeling your house before you…
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Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to…
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4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the…
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One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced…
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What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property…
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Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Price appreciation can differ depending on your price range.…
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Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied…
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The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a…
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Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are…
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A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional…
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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale…
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Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve…
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Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students…
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What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point…
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The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit…
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5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to…
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American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase…
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Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting…
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Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership…
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How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to…
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Is Renting Right for Me?

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your…
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Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are…
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Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will…
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4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the…
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5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

Owning a home has great financial benefits. In a recent…

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Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?

The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused…
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Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s…
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Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next…
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Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere,…
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Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google…
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4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace…
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Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork…
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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale…
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Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more…
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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions…
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What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964),…
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The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home…
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How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably…
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4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of…
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The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability…

All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

We remember, today and always. JERRY…
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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice…
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Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?

Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory…
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Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates…
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4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call…
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The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may…
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Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong,…
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Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real…
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Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been…
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Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom…
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What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question…
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Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers…
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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!

Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale…
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10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home,…
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How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership.…
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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),…