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Should You Sell Your Home During the Holidays?

The holidays aren’t always considered to be the best time to sell your home, but that isn’t necessarily true, especially in the current real estate climate where demand is high, and supply is low. People typically associate the time of year when the grass is turning green as the optimal time to sell, but don’t…

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Making the Best Offer on Your Dream Home

The housing market has been and continues to be competitive for buyers. The demand is outpacing supply in many areas resulting in buyers losing out on their dream home by not making the best offer possible. As a buyer, it is important to make a good offer. A few tips to keep in mind when…

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Fannie Mae Just Made it Easier to Purchase a Home

Interest rates continue to hover around 3.0% and now Fannie Mae has added another means to aid people in becoming homeowners. They will allow a home buyer’s rent payment history as a part of the approval process.

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What Can You Expect When a Real Estate Appraisal is Ordered

Buying and selling real estate entails a variety of steps, most of which have been designed to protect consumers. Many new guidelines were implemented after the 2008 stock market crash. The crash happened because too many people had loans they couldn’t afford due to relaxed lending practices. The relaxed lending practices led to high demand…

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Owning a Second Home is a Possibility

The National Association of Realtors recently posted an article on LinkedIn about the skyrocketing sales of vacation homes as a result of the pandemic. This trend began last summer when most states were on lockdown and that trend has only strengthened as people have a greater desire to own a second home particularly those living in large metro areas where many lockdowns were much more restrictive.

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The Effects of Current Mortgage Interest Rates

You have seen the news; the housing market has more buyers than sellers creating a shortage of inventory for buyers ready to take advantage of those low interest rates. But why are the interest rates such a big deal when home prices are on the rise?