Buying Real Estate

July 11, 2024

Why Moving to a Smaller Home After Retirement Makes Life Easier

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Retirement is a time for relaxation, adventure, and enjoying the things you love. As you imagine this exciting new chapter in your life, it's important to think about whether your current home still fits your needs.

If it's too big, too costly, or just not convenient anymore,  ...

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July 7, 2024

Not a Crash: 3 Graphs That Show How Today’s Inventory Differs from 2008



Even if you didn't own a home at the time, you probably remember the housing crisis in 2008. That crash impacted the lives of countless people, and many now live with the worry that something like that could happen again. But rest easy, because things are different than they ...

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July 5, 2024

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here are some things you’ll want to avoid after applying for a mortgage to make sure you’re in the best position when you get to the closing table.

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  • There are a few key things you’ll want to avoid after applying for a mortgage to make sure you’re in ...
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July 3, 2024

Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year



If you own a home, your net worth has probably gone up a lot over the past year. Home prices have been rising, which means you're building equity much faster than you might think. And if you are considering a move, that is good news. Here’s how it ...

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June 28, 2024

Housing Market Forecast for the 2nd Half of 2024 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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June 27, 2024

Focus on Time in the Market, Not Timing the Market

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Should you buy a home now or should you wait? That’s a big question on many people’s minds today. And while what timing is right for you will depend on a lot of other personal factors, here’s something you may not have considered.

If you’re able to buy at ...

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June 18, 2024

Worried About Mortgage Rates? Control the Controllables



Chances are you’re hearing a lot about mortgage rates right now. You may even see some headlines talking about last week’s Federal Reserve (the Fed) meeting and what it means for rates. But the Fed doesn’t determine mortgage rates, even if the headlines make it sound like they do ...

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June 17, 2024

Do Elections Impact the Housing Market?



The 2024 Presidential election is just months away. As someone who’s thinking about potentially buying or selling a home, you’re probably curious about what effect, if any, elections have on the housing market.

It’s a great question because buying or selling a home is a major decision, and it’s natural ...

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June 13, 2024

Homebuilders Aren’t Overbuilding, They’re Catching Up



You may have heard that there are more brand-new homes available right now than the norm. Today, about one in three homes on the market are newly built. And if you’re wondering what that means for the housing market and for your own move, here’s what you need to know ...

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June 12, 2024

Home Prices Aren’t Declining, But Headlines Might Make You Think They Are



If you’ve seen the news lately about home sellers slashing prices, it’s a great example of how headlines do more to terrify than clarify. Here’s what’s really happening with prices.

The bottom line is home prices are higher than they were a year ago at this time, and they’re expected ...

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