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4 Reasons to think About Selling This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings.Housing inventory is still under the 6-month

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One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a HomeOne of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each.

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What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAsWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how

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Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Home Prices Increase in Every Price RangeCoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,“National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to

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Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a MortgageCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new

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6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and

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What's the Probability That Home Values Sink?

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to

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Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost HomeownershipIn a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes,&ldquo

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Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020

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A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions

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Everybody needs to Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat

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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This FallBelow are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Home ownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American DreamOn Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream.Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3

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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 &ldquo.&

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The Latest News on Interest Rates

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more

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Expect a strong housing market through the end of this year

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019We’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

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A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net WorthEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right

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Up to 70% of Low and Middle Income US Adults are missing out on FREE Down Payment $$

DID YOU KNOW?A 2017 Zillow survey of 10,000 American adults found that two-in-three people who were then renting identified saving for a down payment as their biggest obstacle to homeownership

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