Tag Archive: buying a house

More Homes Available Now

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time. There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home last year and were outbid or out priced, now may be your opportunity. The number of homes for sale in the U.S. has ...

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Recession Does Not Mean Housing Crash

All of the headlines are talking about a recession and for many of us, we fear that must mean a housing crash as well. Fortunately, the experts say this is not the case because what caused the crash in 2007/2008 is not what is happening in our current market. History ...

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Buying With Today’s Mortgage Rates

How Today’s Mortgage Rates Impact Your Home Purchase If you’re planning to buy a home, it’s critical to understand the relationship between mortgage rates and your purchasing power. Purchasing power is the amount of home you can afford to buy that’s within your financial reach. Mortgage rates directly impact the monthly payment ...

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Dealing With Rising Mortgage Rates

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you ...

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Housing Bubble?

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream. Prior to the 1950s, less than half of the country owned ...

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Mortgage Rates Update

What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here? Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a ...

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Costs of Buying A Home

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There ...

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Top Agent Award

I consider this a nice little report card for all of my hard work. Making the decision to leave IT and stay home with my kids was so difficult…..emotionally and financially but I am so glad I did it. I have never worked harder, but I have never been more ...

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Moving With Pets

As you are planning your move, there are a few things that you need to consider when your pets are concerned.  If you are moving locally, it might be a good idea to board your pet during the actual moving day. This will minimize stress on them and on you. ...

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