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You're probably hearing a lot about mortgage rates right now. You may even see headlines discussing the recent Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting and what it means for interest rates. However, despite what the headlines may suggest, the Fed does not set mortgage rates.The truth is that a variety of fa...
07/10/2024
For sellers, who continue to enjoy quick sales and bidding wars that are pushing up prices nationwide, the housing market is still hot. Even if it's the house of their dreams, there are still a lot of warning signs that could discourage buyers from making a purchase, regardless of how strong the ...
06/26/2024
To improve curb appeal, simply design a welcoming and eye-catching exterior for the home. Here are 10 curb appeal ideas and helpful tips that fit your budget, ranging from easy do-it-yourself projects to some requiring professional contractors. With the aid of these techniques, you can turn any p...
06/19/2024
If you're thinking about listing your home as a "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) and selling it yourself, you should consider whether the additional stress is really worth it. By choosing this path, you will be taking on a great deal of responsibility all by yourself. If you are not an expert, this can...
06/12/2024
 The process of purchasing a home may seem overwhelming, especially if you're a first-time home buyer with no prior real estate experience. It's simple to feel overburdened by the amount of money needed for down payments, credit scores, interest rates, fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages, proper...
06/05/2024
  In the current housing market, the quantity of properties available for purchase is crucial. And one of your biggest advantages right now, if you're debating whether or not to list your house, is the limited supply of homes available. This is because, in a low- inventory situation—especially if...
05/29/2024
You never think it will happen to you, but sometimes you have a listing or a home that just won’t sell. Or, your seller keeps asking, “Why is my house not selling?” and you want to share the reasons. Don’t worry. It happens to the best agents and great homes! The good thing is that there are many...
05/22/2024
Recent data from Fannie Mae reveals that nearly 25% of home buyers and sellers believe that home prices will decrease. If you find yourself among those concerned about this possibility, fear not! Let me shed some light on the situation.Much of this apprehension likely stems from the doom and gloo...
05/15/2024
Numerous factors can cause property values to fluctuate, so it's critical for homeowners to be aware of those that could lower their home's value. While some of these factors—like interest rates, the state of the economy, and market conditions—are beyond your control, others are largely under you...
05/08/2024
In the current housing market, the quantity of properties available for purchase is crucial. And one of your biggest advantages right now, if you're debating whether or not to list your house, is the limited supply of homes available. This is because, in a low- inventory situation—especially if i...
05/01/2024
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