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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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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re living alone and considering buying a home, you’ll be glad to know that you can reach this goal with detailed planning and the right team of real estate experts.   Research from Freddie Mac shows 28% of all households (36.1 million) are sole-person, and that number is growing. Over the past 40 years, the number of sole-person households has nearly doubled, and that’s a trend that’s expected to continue. According to Freddie...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year, feelings of gratitude, security, and comfort we get from owning a home are stronger than ever. We’ve lived through a time that has truly changed our needs and who we are, and as a result, homeownership has a whole new meaning for many of us.   As a nation, we continue to work through the challenges of a pandemic that’s pushed us all to new...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over the past year.   If you’re looking for the best ways to use your growing equity, here are four options:   Move to a New Location   If the size of your home isn’t a challenge but your current location is, it could be time to relocate to...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many of us have experienced significant life changes in the last year and a half. For example, many people entered retirement earlier than expected. In fact, recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom:   “At least 1.7 million more older workers than expected retired due to the pandemic recession.”   It’s likely that if...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure if doing so near the holidays is a good idea? If that’s the case, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out that are interested in your house. Here’s why selling this winter could be a good idea for you.   Today’s buyers are still dealing with a limited number...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell are at a significant advantage. Here are three ways today’s low inventory will set you up for a win when you sell this season.   Greater Return on Your Investment   Rising prices mean homes are also gaining value, which increases the equity you have in your home.   In the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the last year, we’ve seen a shift in what buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey showed that 70% of respondents want more outdoor living space, 69% of respondents want a home office (48% wanted multiple offices), 46% of respondents want a multi-function room/flexible space, 42% of respondents want...

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