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A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership
Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for...
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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War
With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming m...
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Its Not Just About the Price of the Home
When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important...
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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Years Pace
Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the ma...
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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise (2)
One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Ch...
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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs
Some Highlights With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough r...
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Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean
There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits o...
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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. ...
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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise
One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Ch...
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Why Foreclosures Won’t Crush the Housing Market Next Year
With the strength of the current housing market growing every day and more Americans returning to work, a fa...
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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 ...
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Guidance and Support Are Key When Buying Your First Home
In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that̵...
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Homeownership Rate Continues to Rise in 2020
So far, it’s been quite a ride this year, and our nation has truly seen its fair share of hurdles. Fro...
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Experts Weigh-In on the Remarkable Strength of the Housing Market
America has faced its share of challenges in 2020. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, a financial crisis leaving...
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Why Homeowners Have Great Selling Power Today
We’re sitting in an optimal moment in time for homeowners who are ready to sell their houses and make ...
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Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market
The most impressive buyer incentive today is the average mortgage interest rate. Just last week, mortgage rates hit an all-time low for the eighth...
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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years
Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home wil...
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Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?
With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated...
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Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market
Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is n...
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What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices?
Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection ...
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Not All Agents Are Created Equal
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may questi...
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Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market
Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is n...
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Best Time to Sell? When Competition Is at an All-Time Low
In a recent survey of home sellers by Qualtrics, 87% of respondents said they were concerned their home won&...
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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks
Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage...
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Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season
With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers...
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Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020
With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial out...
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Home Prices; It’s All About Supply and Demand
 As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what imp...
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Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home?
 The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard ...
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The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think
More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the house...
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National Homeownership Month [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights National Homeownership Month is a great time to reflect on how we can each promote stronger c...
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Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery
With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expe...
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Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.
On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a ...
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Will the Housing Market Turn Around This Year?
Today, many people are asking themselves if they should buy or sell a home in 2020. Some have shifted their ...
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Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise
While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live ...
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#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family Wealth
While growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home is a financially savvy m...
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Why Home Equity Is a Bright Spark in the Housing Market
Given how we have seen more unemployment claims than ever before over the past several weeks, fear is spread...
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Unemployment Report: No Need to Be Terrified
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest jobs report. It revealed that the econ...
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A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise
While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live ...
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Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver
With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to ...
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U.S. Homeownership Rate Rises to Highest Point in 8 Years
For nearly two months, most of us have been following strict stay-at-home orders from our state and local go...
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Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis
In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with res...
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The Economic Impact of Buying a Home
We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we groc...
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The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year
The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in ...
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Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying
As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how...
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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent
There’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be ex...
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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process
Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning...
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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover
Some Highlights Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back –...
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The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now
The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to ...
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How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year
If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down ...
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Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers
Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there...
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How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference
Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’...
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Opportunity in the Luxury Market This Year
Homes priced in the top 25% of a price range for a particular area of the country are considered “prem...
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Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State
Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whe...
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Yes, You Can Still Afford a Home
The residential real estate market has come roaring out of the gates in 2020. Compared to this time last yea...
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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year
3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year Outside of a strong economy, l...
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Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable
Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable There’s a current ...
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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020
How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020 Home values have been increasing for...
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First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year
First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year In the latest&nb...
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Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts
Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the Experts We’re currently in th...
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Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home
Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many ren...
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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream...
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2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price Appreciation
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Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home
Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estat...
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7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Si...
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The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home
There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just...
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Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.The inventory of existing homes for sale remains...
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What is the Best Investment for Americans?
Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparent...
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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter
Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong ...
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3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market
No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused ...
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Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: -The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index -The REALTORS®...
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Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.
When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home o...
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Millennials: Here’s Why the Process is Well Worth It
Millennials have waited longer than any other generation to become homeowners, but the wait for this cohort is...
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Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region
Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four...
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Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need Advice
To understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on y...
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Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.
Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. Howev...
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Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise
In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of ...
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The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter
The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter
Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time ...
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What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]
What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Are you ready to buy a home or property right now? Below is a summary of the graphic above for a better understanding: Some Highlights: The &...
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3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound
3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound
The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of ...
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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]
5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]
Are you interested in buying a property? Below is a summary of the above 5 Homebuying Acronyms that you must know! Some Highlights: Learning the ...
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62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs
62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs
Did you know that 62% of buyers are wrong about their down payment needs? This article will help insure that your are not wrong when you are ready to ...
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You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.
You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.
In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need so...
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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell
Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell
The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing-Home Sales Report rele...
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4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]
We are able to provide you with four very good reasons you should sell your home or property this fall! Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the ...
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A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth
A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest s...
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Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019
Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019
We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what th...
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iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?
iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?
When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? ...
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