Categories for Buyer Advice

Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down?

Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move? If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spring into action. Here’s some information that could help answer that question for you. In the housing ...

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Buyer Agent Commission

Debunking Myths: The Invaluable Role of Real Estate Agents Recent headlines have led many to believe that real estate agents will now be working for free or close to it. Unfortunately, this is not the full story and what it means for the industry going forward. Contrary to popular belief, ...

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Commission Changes Part 2

The day that the new broke on the headlines, I recorded this quick 2 min video explaining what these changes are and what it may mean.  However, nothing is finalized and changes won’t be effective until later this summer. Of course the headlines are not quite accurate, and many details ...

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Commission Changes Part 1

Recently, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reached a significant settlement in a commission lawsuit, raising questions and discussions within the real estate industry. Background: The lawsuit against NAR centered on allegations of anticompetitive practices related to buyer agent commissions. Critics argued that NAR’s rules restricted competition and transparency, ultimately ...

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No Crash and Prices Are Up

Why We Aren’t Headed for a Housing Crash If you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data shows. And spoiler alert: that’s not in the cards. Instead, experts say home prices are going to keep going up. ...

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Do You Need Title Insurance?

Title insurance is a type of insurance policy that protects property owners and lenders from financial loss due to defects in a property’s title or ownership rights. When a property is bought or refinanced, a title search is conducted to uncover any potential issues with the title, such as unpaid ...

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Mortgage Rates Predicted Under 6%

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall. ...

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Video Your Home Inventory

Let’s start with why you should document your spaces. As homeowners, we cherish our spaces and the belongings within them. But have you ever considered the importance of documenting what you own? Enter the video inventory—a simple yet powerful tool that offers peace of mind and practical benefits in various ...

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Mortgage Rate Influencers

2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why? The answer is complicated because ...

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