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Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

October 3rd, 2022

Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging...

8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

September 1st, 2022

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next....

10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home Move

August 2nd, 2022

The process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of set...

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

July 5th, 2022

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorati...

Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

June 4th, 2022

The last two years caught many of us off guardand not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record, with home prices rising nationally by nearly 19% in 2021, driven primarily by low mortga...

5 Ways to Write a Winning Offer in Todays Real Estate Market

May 1st, 2022

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate...

Sellers Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

April 4th, 2022

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to pre...

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

March 2nd, 2022

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or ret...

8 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

February 1st, 2022

There’s a lot to consider when selling your home, from the market and appraisals to where you’ll go next. Don’t forget, however, that design is also a key factor. It’s often one of the first things buyers no...

Home Maintenance for People with Better Things to Do

January 27th, 2022

Weekends are meant for coaching a youth soccer team to victory, chopping your way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, or training for a 5K to help save the pandas -- not working your way thro...

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