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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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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, the number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are available for sale.   While low inventory in the housing market isn’t new, it’s a challenge that continues to grow over time. Here’s a look at two reasons why...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definitely not slowed.   In addition, the latest S&P Case-Shiller Price Index and the FHFA Price Index show a slight deceleration from the same time last year – it’s just not...

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