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Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. When you close on a home, a number of fees are due. They typically ran...
Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers  Some Highlights:· According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32.· With more millennials entering a homebuying phase of life, they are driving a large portion of the buyer appetite...
Why is owning a home financially better than renting?Here are the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership: Homeownership is a form of forced savings Homeownership provides tax savings Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost. Buying a home is less expensive than renting  No...
It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd?As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are ...
Some Highlights:· Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.· The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply.· Inventory remains low due to high demand from buyers who are still looking for ...
How to Negotiate Price If the House You Want Needs Work If you’ve fallen in love with a house that needs repairs or remodeling, you might be able to convince the seller to lower the price. In some cases, however, that might not be possible or financially beneficial. Are Repairs Necessary, or Do Y...
Tips to Sell Your Home Faster When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at HomeDeclutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like...
The Cost Across Time...It's never been a better time to buy your home. Cost of money is the lowest it's been since the downturn in 209! · With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty low!· Accordi...
How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history.The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows.Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can...
Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a HomeSuccess is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the ...

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