Home Buying

May 19, 2021

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising.Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked ...

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May 16, 2021

The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval

  • Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow.The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters
  • Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and ...
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May 15, 2021

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home.Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

 Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no ...

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May 14, 2021

Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan. Here’s a ...

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May 10, 2021

Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever.Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and ...

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May 9, 2021

Should I Buy Now or Wait?

  • If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.Should I Buy Now or Wait? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters
  • Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates.
  • Buying a home now means you’ll spend ...
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May 8, 2021

Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year.Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

 The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the bidding wars that have driven home prices up ...

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May 7, 2021

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of  ...

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May 5, 2021

Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before.Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

This is the second consecutive month that sales have slumped. Some see this as evidence that the red-hot real estate market may be cooling ...

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May 3, 2021

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition.4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House

This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise in home prices.

In such a hot market, houses ...

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