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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] For many homebuyers, the thought of saving for a down payment can feel daunting, especially in today’s market. That’s why, when asked what they find most difficult in the homebuying process, some buyers say it’s one of the hardest steps on the path to homeownership. Data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows: “For first-time home buyers, 29 percent said saving for a downpayment [sic] was the most difficult step...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   If you’re a millennial, homebuying might be top of mind for you. Your generation is the largest group of homebuyers in the market today and has been since 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And while other millennials are looking to buy for the first time, you may be one of the many who are now discovering you’ve outgrown your home.   If that’s the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many things have changed over the past couple of years, and real estate is no exception. One impact is an increased desire to own more than one home. According to the recent Luxury Market Report from Luxury Home Marketing:   “As trends such as remote working and flexi-hours took hold in 2021, so too did the flexibility of relocating as well as the growth of second homeownership.”   This may be because the pandemic has...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While some homeowners may be tempted to hold off until spring to list their houses, you should know – homebuyers aren’t waiting. Demand is high today as more people are trying to beat rising mortgage rates. As a result, eager buyers are entering the market or moving their plans up so they can make their purchases as soon as possible.   The most recent Consumer Confidence Survey finds that, of those...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re planning to sell this year, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your house ready to appeal to the most buyers. It’s crucial to work with a trusted real estate professional who knows your local market to get your home ready to sell. But there are a few things you should consider when deciding what to renovate and update...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s sellers’ market, many homeowners are weighing their options and trying to decide if they should sell their house. If you’re in that group, you may be balancing things like the ongoing health crisis, rising mortgage rates, and your own changing needs to determine your best time to make a move.   However, recent data shows that time may already be here. According to the latest Home...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. To give you the answers you’re searching for, let’s take a look at what recent data shows. That way, you know what to expect and what to do next to achieve your dream of becoming a homeowner. While everyone’s situation is unique, your goal may...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the past two years, we’ve lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. Because of the health crisis, many of us have had to re-evaluate both what we need in a house and how much we appreciate having a safe space. If you’ve found your current home isn’t bringing you happiness, you may be wondering if it’s time to find a...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many members of Generation Z are aging into adulthood and deciding whether to rent or buy a home. If you find yourself in this group, it’s important to understand you’re never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The sooner you start planning, the sooner you can move on from renting.   As you set off on your journey and plan your next move, here are a...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 musts when buying a home this year. Pre-approval from a lender...

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