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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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Sept. 1, 2022

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

 

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.

 

This climate has been ...

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Aug. 2, 2022

10 Pro Tips For a Smooth Home Move

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

 

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process ...

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July 14, 2022

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)



No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun ...

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June 1, 2022

The State of Real Estate in 2022

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily ...

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