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Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage INFOGRAPHIC

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still

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Why Right Now May Be The Time To Sell Your House

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your HouseThe housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest&

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead To A Tsunami Of Foreclosures

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow

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4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes In 2021

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic

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What Does 2021 Have In Store For Home Values

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months.

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Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional INFOGRAPHIC

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your

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Is This The Year To Sell My House

Is This the Year to Sell My House?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your

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The Importance Of Home Equity In Building Wealth

The Importance of Home Equity in Building WealthHomeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:

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Why Not To Wait Until Spring To Make A Move

Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a MoveThe housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic

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3 MustDos When Selling Your House This Year

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This YearIt’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to,

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Why Selling Your House On Your Own In 2021 Is A Mistake

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today,

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More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This YearThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything – from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and

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Why Its Important To Price Your House Right Today

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right TodayEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the

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Did You Outgrow Your Home In 2020

Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might

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The Difference A Year Makes For Homeownership

The Difference a Year Makes for HomeownershipOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver

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The Dos And Donts After Applying For A Mortgage

The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a MortgageOnce you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly

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2021 Housing Forecast INFOGRAPHIC

2021 Housing Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market. With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected

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Homeowner Equity Increases An Astonishing 1 Trillion

Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 TrillionIn a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the

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3 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Real Estate In 2021

3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a

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The Holidays Arent Stopping Homebuyers This Year

The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This YearBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many

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5 Steps To Follow When Applying For Forbearance

5 Steps to Follow When Applying for ForbearanceIf you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help. For

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Winning As A Buyer In A Sellers Market INFOGRAPHIC

Winning as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle. Here are four ways to make

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Why It Makes Sense To Sell Your House This Holiday Season

Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday SeasonIf you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want

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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory

Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the

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An Honest Look At Unemployment Numbers

An Honest Look at Unemployment NumbersLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report. It revealed that, though headed in the right direction, the

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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home SaleThis year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing

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The Path To Homeownership INFOGRAPHIC

The Path to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home and not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a map with 10 simple steps to follow in

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A New Way To Shop For Homes In A Virtual World

A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual WorldIn a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even

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With Home Values Surging Is It Still Affordable To Buy Right Now

With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale

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Knowledge Is Power On The Path To Homeownership

Knowledge Is Power on the Path to HomeownershipHomeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying

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5 Tips For Homebuyers Who Want To Make A Competitive Offer

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive OfferToday’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited

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Key Terms To Know In The Homebuying Process INFOGRAPHIC

Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in

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Your House May Be High On The Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who

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Is Buying A Home Today A Good Financial Move

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it has

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Dont Let Buyer Competition Keep You From Purchasing A Home

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a HomeThis year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on

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It Pays To Sell With A Real Estate Agent INFOGRAPHIC

It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Today, it’s more important than ever to have an expert you trust to guide you as you sell your house. From your safety

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year

Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows

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Chances Of Another Foreclosure Crisis About Zero Percent

Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced

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Homes For Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing

Homes for Sale Are Rapidly DisappearingThrough all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage

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Why Working From Home May Spark Your Next Move

Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next MoveIf you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over

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Tips To Sell Your House Safely Right Now INFOGRAPHIC

Tips to Sell Your House Safely Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Your agent now has over 6 months of experience selling houses during the pandemic and can make the process easier and safer

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Winter Will Bring A Flurry Of Activity To The Housing Market

Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing MarketIn the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the

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Homeownership Is A Key To Building Wealth

Homeownership Is a Key to Building WealthFor years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains

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Is It Safe To Sell My House Right Now

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t

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Making A Home For The Brave Possible INFOGRAPHIC

Making a Home for the Brave Possible [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights VA Home Loans provide unique opportunities for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families in recognition of their

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Why The 2021 Forecast Doesnt Call For A Foreclosure Crisis

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure CrisisAs the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure crisis next

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Real Estate Is A Driving Force In The Economy

Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the EconomyAs the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround. It’s safe to say that what we

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Rent Vs Buy How To Decide Whats Best For You

Rent vs. Buy: How to Decide What’s Best for YouAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s great

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4 Reasons Why The Election Wont Dampen The Housing Market

4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing MarketTomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in

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Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It INFOGRAPHIC

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights In today’s hyper-competitive market, buyers are often willing to overlook cosmetic or minor repair needs if it means

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Three Ways Low Inventory Is A Win For Sellers

Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for SellersThe number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence,

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Buyer Interest Is Growing Among Younger Generations

Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger GenerationsThe demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak

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How Down Payment Assistance Opens The Door To Homeownership

How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to HomeownershipMany people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market.

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Two Important Impacts Of Home Equity

Two Important Impacts of Home EquityEquity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the

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Selling Your House Is The Right Move Right Now INFOGRAPHIC

Selling Your House Is the Right Move, Right Now [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Demand from homebuyers has skyrocketed this year, which means today’s sellers are poised to win big. This ideal

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Home Values Projected To Keep Rising

Home Values Projected to Keep RisingAs we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic

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Why Todays Options Will Save Homeowners From Foreclosure

Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from ForeclosureMany housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID

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Americans Are Gaining Confidence In The Economy

Americans Are Gaining Confidence in the EconomyThe September Jobs Report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.9%. Though that

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Real Estate Continues To Show Unprecedented Strength This Year

Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This YearThe 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery. The question is, will

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How To Prepare For A Bidding War INFOGRAPHIC

How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers. From pre

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Do You Need To Know More About Forbearance And Mortgage Relief Options

Do You Need to Know More about Forbearance and Mortgage Relief Options?Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners

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The 1 Reason Not To Wait To List Your House For Sale

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for SaleMany industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark,&

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved For A Down Payment

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, 

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6 Reasons Youll Win By Selling With A Real Estate Agent This Fall

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This FallThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we

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Thinking Of Moving INFOGRAPHIC

Thinking of Moving? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights If you’re ready to sell your house but you’re worried about finding one to move into, why not invest in a brand-new home built just for?

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Should You Buy A Retirement Home Sooner Rather Than Later

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to

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A Homeowners Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than A Renters

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’sOne of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve 

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Is It Time To Move Into A SingleStory Home

Is it Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms

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Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential

Why Pricing Your House Right Is EssentialIn today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic

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Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move INFOGRAPHIC

Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights According to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity. Over the past year, the

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Buyers Are Finding More Space In The Luxury Home Market

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home MarketA year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how

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Why Selling This Fall May Be Your Best Move

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best MoveIf you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next 12 Months

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market.

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Housing Market On Track To Beat Last Years Success

Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s SuccessBack in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major

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Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall INFOGRAPHIC

Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the

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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options In Todays Market

Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s MarketHomeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced

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Home Builder Confidence Hits AllTime Record

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time RecordLast week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high 

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The Cost Of A Home Is Far More Important Than The Price

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the PriceHousing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand

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Is The Economic Recovery Beating All Projections

Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S.

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Homes Across The Country Are Selling Fast INFOGRAPHIC

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the

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How Low Inventory May Impact The Housing Market This Fall

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This FallReal estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the housing market

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The Surging Real Estate Market Continues To Climb

The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to ClimbEarlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the pandemic has

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Is Now A Good Time To Move

Is Now a Good Time to Move?How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers;

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Two New Surveys Indicate Urban To Suburban Lean

Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban LeanThere has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be

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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs INFOGRAPHIC

Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn

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Homebuyer Traffic Is On The Rise

Homebuyer Traffic Is on the RiseOne of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association

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The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell To 8 Percent

The Latest Unemployment Rate Fell to 8.4%Last Friday, the Bureau for Labor Statistics released their Employment Report for August 2020. The big surprise was that the unemployment

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Have You Ever Seen A Housing Market Like This

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is

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Thank You Essential Workers

Thank You, Essential WorkersTo all essential workers on this Labor Day, thank.

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The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List INFOGRAPHIC

The 2020 Homebuyer Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights The word “home” is taking on a whole new meaning this year, and buyers are starting to look for new features as they re

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Years Pace

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s PaceHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively

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How Will The Presidential Election Impact Real Estate

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic

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Its Not Just About The Price Of The Home

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts

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Three Ways To Win In A Bidding War

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding WarWith so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are

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The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying A House INFOGRAPHIC

The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights The percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the

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Why Is It So Important To Be PreApproved In The Homebuying Process

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When

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Should You Buy An Existing Home Or New Construction

Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?Finding the right home to purchase today is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and

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Forbearance Numbers Are Lower Than Expected

Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than ExpectedOriginally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later date)

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Just How Strong Is The Housing Recovery

Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?The residential real estate market has definitely been the shining light in this country’s current economic situation. All-time low mortgage rates

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Sellers Are Returning To The Housing Market

Sellers Are Returning to the Housing MarketIn today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the

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The Beginning Of An Economic Recovery

The Beginning of an Economic RecoveryThe news these days seems to have a mix of highs and lows. We may hear that an economic recovery is starting, but we’ve also seen some of the worst economic

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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been In Years

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in YearsToday, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend

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Why Foreclosures Wont Crush The Housing Market Next Year

Why Foreclosures Won’t Crush the Housing Market Next YearWith the strength of the current housing market growing every day and more Americans returning to work, a faster-than

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Current Buyer Seller Perks In The Housing Market

Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing MarketToday’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities for buyers;

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The Latest Unemployment Report Slow And Steady Improvement

The Latest Unemployment Report: Slow and Steady ImprovementLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Employment Situation Summary. Going into the release,

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2020 Homebuyer Preferences INFOGRAPHIC

2020 Homebuyer Preferences [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights A recent study from HarrisX shows the current health crisis isn’t slowing down today’s homebuyers. Many buyers

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How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs

How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially

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Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today

Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power TodayWe’re sitting in an optimal moment in time for homeowners who are ready to sell their houses and make a move this year. Today’s homeowners are, on

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Todays Buyers Are Serious About Purchasing A Home

Today’s Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a HomeToday’s homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they’re actively engaged in the buying process – and they’re serious about it.

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Experts WeighIn On The Remarkable Strength Of The Housing Market

Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing MarketAmerica has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving millions still,

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Where Is The Housing Market Headed For The Rest Of 2020 INFOGRAPHIC

Where Is the Housing Market Headed for the Rest of 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The housing market is forecasted to finish the year with growing strength. Historically low mortgage

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Will We See A Surge Of Homebuyers Moving To The Suburbs

Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to

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Homeownership Rate Continues To Rise In 2020

Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. From COVID-19 to record unemployment and then the

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Guidance And Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home

Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First HomeIn June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout

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Three Of The Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is StrongThe residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate

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A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now Than Ever INFOGRAPHIC

A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights A recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever

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Home Sales Hit A RecordSetting Rebound

Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting ReboundWith a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some

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Two Reasons We Wont See A Rush Of Foreclosures This Fall

Two Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This FallThe health crisis we face as a country has led businesses all over the nation to reduce or discontinue their services altogether. This

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A Remarkable Recovery For The Housing Market

A Remarkable Recovery for the Housing MarketFor months now the vast majority of Americans have been asking the same question: When will the economy turn around? Many experts have been

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Thinking Of Selling Your House Now May Be The Right Time

Thinking of Selling Your House? Now May be the Right TimeInventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes

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Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3 INFOGRAPHIC

Mortgage Rates Fall Below 3% [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Mortgage rates hit another all-time low, falling below 3% this week. If you’re ready to buy a home, now is a great time to

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Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For

Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows For Three Consecutive Weeks

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive WeeksOver the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way

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What Are Experts Saying About Home Prices

What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices?Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection for the next twelve months. CoreLogic, in

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Buyers Are You Ready For A Bidding War

Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment For 7 Years Running INFOGRAPHIC

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 7 Years Running [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights Real estate has outranked stocks, savings accounts, and gold as the best long-term investment

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Not All Agents Are Created Equal

Not All Agents Are Created EqualIn today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when

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Best Time To Sell When Competition Is At An AllTime Low

Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time LowIn a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won’t sell because

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Taking Advantage Of Homebuying Affordability In Todays Market

Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s MarketEveryone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception. Understanding

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Latest Unemployment Report Great Newsfor The Most Part

Latest Unemployment Report: Great News…for the Most PartThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat

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America Is Another Name For Opportunity INFOGRAPHIC

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Is The Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out Of Urban Areas

Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable

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A Historic Rebound For The Housing Market

A Historic Rebound for the Housing MarketPending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors;(

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Are New Homes Going To Be Available To Buy This Year

Are New Homes Going to Be Available to Buy This Year?In today’s economy, everyone seems to be searching for signs that a recovery is coming soon. Many experts agree that it may actually already be

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