Buying a Home

Jan. 3, 2024

Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2024

 

Real Estate Market Forecast: Opportunities for Home Buyers and Sellers in 2024

 

A growing share of home buyers and sellers sat on the sidelines last year as the pace of home sales continued its downward trajectory.1 In fact, since the Federal Reserve began its series of interest ...

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Nov. 10, 2023

35 Tips to Furnish Your New Home for Less

35 Tips to Furnish Your New Home for Less



Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. And if you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll be planning your furniture placement and decor before the ink dries on your offer letter.

 

But before you run to ...

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Oct. 13, 2023

Top 7 Tips to Attract the Best Offers for your Home

 

Top 7 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home

 

Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. However, the Federal Reserve shut down the party when it began raising interest rates last year.1   ...

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Aug. 1, 2023

7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)

 

7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them) 

 

To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. 

Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers ...

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May 10, 2023

How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

How to Become a Homeowner on a First-Time Buyer’s Budget

 

It's not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year, housing affordability hit an all-time low. Additionally, mortgage rates have risen significantly since 2021, while inventory remains tight for many property categories, but ...

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Feb. 2, 2023

Top 6 Home Design Trends to Watch in 2023

 Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

 

Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home—and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. Some of us have adapted our dwellings ...

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Jan. 10, 2023

2023 Market Outlook

2023 Real Estate Market Outlook (And What It Means for You)



Last year, one factor drove the real estate market more than any other: rising mortgage rates. 

 

In March 2022, the Federal Reserve began a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to pump the brakes on ...

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Dec. 2, 2022

How To Stretch Your Budget in a Season of Inflation

Home for the Holidays: How To Stretch Your Budget
in a Season of Inflation 

 

You don't have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still ...

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Nov. 2, 2022

How To Maximize Your Home's Sale Price

7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

 

Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled.  Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their ...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Buy Now or Rent Longer

Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer
Before Purchasing Your First Home

 

Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to ...

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