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The New Tax Code and Home Values

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values? Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how… Read More

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Home Buying

When to Go Beyond Your Budget As we’ve mentioned before, most homebuyers should be conservative when determining your budget. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. These exceptions include: People who have stable employment and have a high probability of remaining… Read More

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4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling… Read More

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What to Know About Down Payment

What Is A Down Payment? The down payment is how much cash you can pay up front for your home. This amount will not be included in your mortgage, since it is money that you have already paid towards the purchase of… Read More

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How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

There isn’t just one universal factor that you can rely on to determine how much you can afford to pay for your home every month. But, there is a formula that you is quite useful as a starting point. Your monthly debt… Read More

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Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases

Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household –… Read More

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Low Housing Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast Growth

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The report revealed that severely lacking inventory across the country drained sales growth and kept home prices rising at a steady clip in nearly all metro areas. Home prices rose 5.3%… Read More

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4 Reasons to Sell This Fall

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market…. Read More

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Surprised by Closing Costs?

You’re Not Alone.  According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were… Read More

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Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

Don’t Get Caught in The Rental Trap. There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped … Read More

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