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What Is Going on with Mortgage Rates?

What Is Going on with Mortgage Rates?You may have heard that mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected. And if you’re wondering why, the

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Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?

Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?Thinking about buying a home? If so, you're probably wondering: Should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here's

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Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure

Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid ForeclosureEven with the latest data, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw in 2008. While

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4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a HomeAre you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes

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The Latest Trends in Housing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Latest Trends in Housing [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith the number of new listings going up and average days on the market going down, buyers may have more options,

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Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom Line

Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom LineThinking about selling your house and wondering if now’s a good time to do it? Here’s what you need to know.

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Your Home Is a Powerful Investment

Your Home Is a Powerful InvestmentGoing into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting

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What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?

What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?If you’re considering buying a home, mortgage rates are probably your top priority. They may even be why you’ve put your plans on hold for.

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Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer-Upper

Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer-UpperIf you’re trying to buy a home and are having difficulty finding one you can afford, it may be time to consider a fixer-upper. That’s

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The Spring Market Is a Sweet Spot if You’re Looking To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Spring Market Is a Sweet Spot if You’re Looking To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWondering if now’s a good time to sell your house? Based on how many homes are on

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The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

The Benefits of Downsizing When You RetireIf you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is&

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Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your HouseIf you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of your early conversations with your agent is about how much access you

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Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing Market

Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing MarketThere’s been a lot of recession talk over the past couple of years. And that may leave you worried we’re headed for a

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What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a HomeIf you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a

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The First Step: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

The First Step: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home in 2024, getting pre-approved is a key piece of the puzzle.

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Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing Crash

Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing CrashIf you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data

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Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your Move

Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your MoveNo matter how you slice it, buying or selling a home is a big decision. And what do you do when you’re going through any

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Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for SellersWondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The short answer is, yes. And if you look at the current number

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The Truth About Down Payments

The Truth About Down PaymentsIf you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment.

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How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford

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Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised UpOver the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re

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Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This YearThere’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but

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Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

Strategic Tips for Buying Your First HomeBuying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it's a 

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It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring ListingIf you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market

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Achieve Your Dream of Homeownership with Condos and Townhomes [INFOGRAPHIC]

Achieve Your Dream of Homeownership with Condos and Townhomes [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to buy a home but are having a hard time finding something in your

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Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse You

Don’t Let the Latest Home Price Headlines Confuse YouBased on what you’re hearing in the news about home prices, you may be worried they’re falling. But here’s the.

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Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

Why So Many People Fall in Love with HomeownershipChances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so

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Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

Bridging the Gaps on the Road to HomeownershipHomeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has

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What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they

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Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn today's housing market, you can still come out on top if you have the right team and plan.To win when 

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Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You SellAre you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on

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Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year

Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This YearOn the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it

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Houses Are Still Selling Fast

Houses Are Still Selling FastHave you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn't as frenzied as it was during the &lsquo

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2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage RatesIf you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they

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Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years

Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 YearsEven with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who

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3 Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsHere are a few reasons you may not want to hold off until the new year to sell your house. Buyers

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Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?

Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream, and it's different for each person. But, in a recent survey by ,

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Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market

Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing MarketIf you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of recession.

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Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?

Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one

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Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?

Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America?If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a

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Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?

Is Your House the Top Thing on a Buyer’s Wish List this Holiday Season?This time every year, homeowners who are planning to move have a decision to make: sell now or wait until after the

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Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing Market

Life-Changing Events That Move the Housing MarketLife is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or

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How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come TrueFor more than 79 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone

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Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?

Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You're not alone. Some

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Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed

Homeowner Net Worth Has SkyrocketedIf you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help

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Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New Year

Reasons To Sell Your House Before the New YearAs the year winds down, you may have decided it's time to make a move and put your house on the market. But should you sell now or wait until January?

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home Prices

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home PricesAccording to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go down over the next twelve.

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Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing MarketIf you've been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That

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Home Prices Are Not Falling

Home Prices Are Not FallingDuring the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put

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Why Median Home Sales Price Is Confusing Right Now

Why Median Home Sales Price Is Confusing Right NowThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) is set to release its most recent Existing Home Sales(EHS) report tomorrow. This monthly

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Don’t Expect a Wave of Foreclosures

Don’t Expect a Wave of Foreclosures [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith ongoing high inflation pushing up everyday costs, some people are worried that'll create a flood of foreclosures.

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How Inflation Affects Mortgage Rates

How Inflation Affects Mortgage RatesWhen you read about the housing market in the news, you might see something about a recent decision made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how does

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Sellers: Don’t Let These Two Things Hold You Back

Sellers: Don’t Let These Two Things Hold You BackMany homeowners thinking about selling have two key things holding them back. That’s feeling locked in by today’s higher

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Homebuyers Are Still More Active Than Usual

Homebuyers Are Still More Active Than UsualEven though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy that was so characteristic of the last couple of years, it doesn’t mean today

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Real Estate Continues To Be the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Real Estate Continues To Be the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAccording to a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been voted the best long-term investment for 11

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Owning Your Home Helps You Build Wealth

Owning Your Home Helps You Build WealthYou may have heard some people say it’s better to rent than buy a home right now. But, even today, there are lots of good reasons to

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Explaining Today's Mortgage Rates

Explaining Today’s Mortgage RatesIf you’re following mortgage rates because you know they impact your borrowing costs, you may be wondering what the future holds for them.

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Homebuyers Are Getting Used to the New Normal

Homebuyers Are Getting Used to the New NormalBefore you decide to sell your house, it’s important to know what you can expect in the current housing market. One positive trend right

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Home Prices Are Rebounding

Home Prices Are ReboundingIf you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet to.

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How Remote Work Expands Your Homebuying Horizons

How Remote Work Expands Your Homebuying HorizonsEven as some companies transition back into the office, remote work remains a popular choice for many professionals. So, if you currently enjoy

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10 Reasons Why Your Settlement Date Could Change

Whether you're currently in the process of buying or selling a home or you have plans to do so in the future, it's crucial to be aware that delays can occur during a real estate closing. While a

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What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?

What Happens to Housing when There’s a Recession?Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s

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Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Home Buying Journey

Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Home buying JourneyIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, one of the first steps on your journey is getting pre-approved.

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3 Questions You May Be Asking About Selling Your House Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Questions You May Be Asking About Selling Your House Today [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to sell your house this year, you likely have questions about

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What’s Ahead for Home Prices?

What’s Ahead for Home Prices?As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re

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Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate 

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The Latest on Supply and Demand in Housing

The Latest on Supply and Demand in HousingOver the past two years, the substantial imbalance of low housing supply and high buyer demand pushed home sales and buyer competition to new heights. But

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The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of Homeownership

The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of HomeownershipWith higher mortgage rates, you might be wondering if now's the best time to buy a home. While the financial aspects are

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Tips For First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tips For First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to buy your first home in today’s housing market, you’ll want to know what you can do as 

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Perspective Matters When Selling Your House Today

Perspective Matters When Selling Your House TodayDoes the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of

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What Are Experts Saying About the Fall Housing Market?

What Are Experts Saying About the Fall Housing Market?The housing market is rapidly changing from the peak frenzy it saw over the past two years. That means you probably have questions

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Four Things That Help Determine Your Mortgage Rate

Four Things That Help Determine Your Mortgage RateIf you’re looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowest interest rate possible for your home loan. Over the last

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Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Should Know.

Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Should Know.As you set out to buy a home, saving for a down payment is likely top of mind. But you may still have questions about the process,

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The Journey To Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Journey To Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen you head out to buy a home, there are a number of key milestones you’ll encounter along the way.The process includes everything

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The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership

The Long-Term Benefit of HomeownershipToday’s cooling housing market, the rise in mortgage rates, and mounting economic concerns have some people questioning: should I still buy a

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Two Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Themselves Right Now

Two Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Themselves Right NowRising interest rates have begun to slow an overheated housing market as monthly mortgage payments have risen dramatically

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The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go DownMortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you;

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How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

How To Prep Your House for Sale This FallToday’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may

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Why Buying a Home May Make More Sense Than Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Buying a Home May Make More Sense Than Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, consider the advantages homeownership offers

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Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here

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Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should

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A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income,

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Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing MarketIf you're thinking about buying a home today, there's welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers

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Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow

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Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right NowSome people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to

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If You’re Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a Pro

If You’re Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a ProToday’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not

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Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home Search

Why You Should Consider Condos as Part of Your Home SearchThe historically low inventory over the past few years led to challenges for many buyers trying to find a home that met their needs and

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Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing Market

Three Things Buyers Can Do in Today’s Housing MarketIt’s clear the 2022 housing market has been defined by rising mortgage rates. With rates on the rise, it’s also become more

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How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage Rates

How an Expert Can Help You Understand Inflation & Mortgage RatesIf you’re following today’s housing market, you know two of the top issues consumers face are inflation and mortgage

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The True Strength of Homeowners Today

The True Strength of Homeowners TodayThe real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and

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What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next YearExperts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace.

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Fall Home Selling Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fall Home Selling Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out so it catches the attention of buyers. A real estate

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Should I Sell My House This Year?

Should I Sell My House This Year?There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season as buyer demand slows and the number of homes for sale grows. But that

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What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re wondering what a potential recession could mean for the housing market, here’s what

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A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert Advice

A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert AdviceIf you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today

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Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search Today

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search TodayIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher

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Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a CrashWhether or not you owned a home in 2008, you likely remember the housing crash that took place back then. And news

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What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market

What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing MarketIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it

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What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing

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Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert AdviceIn a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be

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Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars EaseOne of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to

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Why It’s So Important To Hire a Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why It’s So Important To Hire a Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, you’ll want a trusted real estate

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How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth

How Owning a Home Builds Your Net WorthOwning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a homeowner gives

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Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage RatesIf you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they

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Here’s Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhile buyer demand has moderated and housing supply has grown in recent months, it’s still a;

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New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for Today

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for TodayAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this

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Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than EverThere’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let

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Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable

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Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ MarketAs there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be

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Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMany people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different

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Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts&

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Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing MarketWhen the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to

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Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.

Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a

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3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

3 Tips for Buying a Home TodayIf you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions.

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Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting OneIf rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider

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Why a Home Inspection Is Important [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why a Home Inspection Is Important [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re buying a home, here’s what you should know about your home inspection and why it’s so important.A

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Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price ProjectionsIf you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential,

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What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in

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The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is Growing

The U.S. Homeownership Rate Is GrowingThe desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the

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Great News About Housing Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great News About Housing Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsExperts say the number of homes for sale is growing this year, and that can have a big impact on your move.If you’re

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Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for HomebuyersIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on

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Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?

Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You

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Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a 

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Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIt’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home.When you buy, you can

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Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a Bubble

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a BubbleWith so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you

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A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from FictionIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t

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The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers

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Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move [INFOGRAPHIC]

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What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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How Your Equity Can Grow over Time

How Your Equity Can Grow over TimeIt’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As

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Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If You're Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

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Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance ProgramsA recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying

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A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Key Opportunity for HomebuyersThere’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers

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Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble

Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a BubbleYou may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand

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Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at&

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The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past YearIf you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your

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Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some AmericansToday we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real

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Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home LoanOnce you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking

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Home Price Deceleration Doesn't Mean Home Price Depreciation

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price DepreciationExperts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. And some of those

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More Listings Are Coming onto the Market

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Consumers Say It's a Good Time To Sell Your House

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Is the Housing Market Correcting?

Is the Housing Market Correcting?If you're following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is

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Top Reasons To Own Your Home

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More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

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What Are the Best Options for Today's First-Time Homebuyers?

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates 

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Luxury Homes Are in High Demand

Luxury Homes Are in High DemandAs people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into

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Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move UpAre you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I?

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How Homeownership Impacts You

How Homeownership Impacts YouJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes

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Why Home Loans Today Aren't What They Were in the Past

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the PastIn today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, you’re at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make

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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation HomeYou may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time with your

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Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today's Home Prices

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Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best Advice

Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best AdviceBecause buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy

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Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today's Housing Market?

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to

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Don't Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans

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The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

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How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

How Homeownership Can Bring You JoyIf you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you're probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might

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Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers Off the Fence

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the FenceIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that

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If You're a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

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Should You Update Your House Before Selling?

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional.Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your

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What You Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

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Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s;

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Will Home Prices Fall This Year?

Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, 

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How Today's Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase

How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home PurchaseIf you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your

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How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact

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2022 Housing Market Forecast

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3 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

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Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home

Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a HomeWith a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise

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Great News for Homeowners

Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing HomeownersIf you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s

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