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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]Many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures similar to what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago with forbearance plans coming to an end. Here few reasons why you shouldn’t worry about that happening again.   Most mortgages in forbearance have enough equity to sell their homes   Due to rapidly rising home prices over the last two years, of the 1.22 million...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Serious buyers are more motivated than ever to find a home before the end of the year as mortgage rates climb above 3% for the first time in months. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), puts it best, saying:   “Housing demand remains strong as buyers likely want to secure a home before mortgage rates increase even further next year.”   But the sense of urgency they feel is complicated by...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Even in today’s market where homes are selling incredibly quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. By prepping your house appropriately, you can be sure you will bring in the greatest return on your investment. Here are four simple tips to help you maximize the sale of your home this fall...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s sellers' market, it can be tempting to list your house on your own without the help of an agent. This is known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO), but if you're looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional who can save you time and money by managing every step of the process.   Before...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the current seller’s market, the harsh reality is that buyers shouldn't expect to be able to negotiate a lower sales price. Typically, in a normal market, buyers try to determine how much less than the asking price they can offer and still get the home. From there, the buyer and seller negotiate and meet somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, things are different in today’s...

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