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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re following along with the news today, you’re probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. If you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, all of these inflationary concerns are likely making you wonder if you should wait to buy. Investopedia explains that during a period of high inflation, prices rise across the board. And while home prices aren’t...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many homeowners who plan to sell in 2022 may think the best 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 a few reasons to list your house now rather than waiting until the spring.   There Will Never Be a...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.   In 2021, rents grew dramatically. According to ApartmentList.com, since January 2021:   “. . . the national median rent has increased by a staggering 17.8 percent. To put...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what will the housing market look like in 2022? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we can expect in 2022.   Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a buyer in a sellers’ market, sometimes it can feel like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, remember these five easy tips to help you rise above the competition.   Move Quickly   Homes are selling quickly in today’s competitive housing market. According to the Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Eighty-three percent of homes sold...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Owning a home may make financial sense, but lately the emotional side of homeownership is becoming more and more important.   No matter what your space looks like, the feeling of a home differs from person to person. Whether it’s a familiar scent or your favorite couch, the feel-good connections to our own homes can be more important to us than the financial ones. Here are some...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 equity is and why it matters.   For a homeowner, your equity is the current...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are over, which means some shoppers have wrapped up their holiday buying. But there’s still a group of buyers that are very active this holiday season – homebuyers.   Experts anticipate the real estate market will see a flurry of activity this winter, and that’s great news for today’s sellers. If you’re planning on listing your home, there’s no need to...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From the opportunity to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates to changing homeowner needs, Americans have more motivation than ever to buy a home. According to the experts, buyers are making moves right now, creating an unseasonably strong housing market for this time of year.   As we wrap up the fall season and move into the winter months, here’s a look at what several industry leaders have to say about...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have placed a new meaning to the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of homeownership, including the feelings of security and stability and the financial benefits that come with rising home equity. Meanwhile, many current homeowners have decided their house no longer meets their needs, so they’ve moved into homes with more space.   However, not every purchaser has...

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