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SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Many people consider the holiday season as one of the worst times of year to sell a home. However, it has proven to be a great time to sell for some. For example, holiday buyers tend to be more serious, and competition is less fierce with fewer homes been actively marketed. Additionally, many people have…

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THIS FALL MAY BE THE PERFECT TIME TO BUY A HOME

Just because interest rates have risen to what are more typical rates, doesn’t mean that you should give up on buying a home. In fact, this fall might just be the right time for you to make that purchase. These past few months of bidding wars and buyers willing to pay well above market and…

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WILL HOME PRICES DROP? IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY?

There has been a lot of talk about home prices and mortgages lately. Mortgage rates are increasing, and some experts believe that home prices will drop. While it’s true that mortgage rates are increasing, the jury is still out if home prices will fall significantly. Based on economics and historical data alone, home prices or…

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BROKER PRICE OPINION AND AN APPRAISAL?

A common question real estate agents are asked is, “What is the difference between a broker price opinion or property valuation and an appraisal?” A broker price opinion or property valuation is typically completed by a real estate agent or broker; they do not have to be a licensed real estate appraiser. However, don’t underestimate…

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Avoid These Things After You Apply For A Mortgage

You’ve found your dream home and have applied for the mortgage, don’t let up on the gas just yet. There are a few things to keep in mind while waiting for the loan to close. After applying for your home loan, you need to avoid doing the following: Although it’s exciting making plans to decorate…

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First Time Home Buying

The real estate market continues to be at the top of financial news with headlines ranging from the supply shortages and rising interest rates. Although housing affordability continues to be a major challenge for buyers, a bit of good news is that first time homebuyers were responsible for 29% of sales in February, a 2% increase from the prior month.