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There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record...
Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what...
In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But...
For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the...
There's plenty of money to be made in the property investment game. In fact, most expert studies suggest that the average investor makes between $70,000...
You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so...
We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High...
As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this...
The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they...
One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has...
When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the...
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move....
Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This...
This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score...
Many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts...
Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one...
In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with...
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are...
When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However,...
Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As...
Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision...
The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply...
We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership....
As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much...