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The Best Week To List Your House Is Almost Here

The Best Week To List Your House Is Almost HereAre you thinking about making a move? If so, now may be the perfect time to start the process. That’s because experts say the best week to

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Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change.The graph

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Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

Single Women Are Embracing HomeownershipIn today's housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of

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What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts

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What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing Costs

What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing CostsBefore making the decision to buy a home, it's important to plan for all the costs you’ll be responsible for. While you're busy

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What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?

What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?If you’re planning to move soon, you might be wondering if there'll be more homes to choose from, where prices and 

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Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?

Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?Thinking about buying a home? If so, you're probably wondering: should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here's

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Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid Foreclosure

Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid ForeclosureEven with the latest data coming in, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw

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Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom Line

Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom LineThinking about selling your house and wondering if now’s a good time to do it? Here’s what you need to know.

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Your Home Is a Powerful Investment

Your Home Is a Powerful InvestmentGoing into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting

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Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer Upper

Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer UpperIf you’re trying to buy a home and are having a hard time finding one you can afford, it may be time to consider a fixer-upper. That’s

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The Benefits of Downsizing When You Retire

The Benefits of Downsizing When You RetireMarch 7, 2024For BuyersFor SellersMove-Up BuyersDemographicsIf you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a

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Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing Market

Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing MarketMarch 5, 2024ForeclosuresHousing Market UpdatesThere’s been a lot of recession talk over the past couple of years. And that

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Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your House

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your HouseMarch 6, 2024For SellersSelling MythsIf you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of the early conversations you&rsquo

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The First Step: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

The First Step: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]March 1, 2024For BuyersInfographicsFirst Time Home BuyersBuying MythsSome HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home 

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What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a HomeMarch 4, 2024For BuyersIf you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to 

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Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

Why Today’s Housing Supply Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers February 27, 2024For SellersHousing Market UpdatesWondering if it still makes sense to sell your house right now? The

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Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing Crash

Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing CrashFebruary 29, 2024PricingInterest RatesHousing Market UpdatesIf you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home

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Why You May Want To Seriously Consider a Newly Built Home

Why You May Want To Seriously Consider a Newly Built HomeAre you putting off your plans to sell because you’re worried you won’t be able to find a home you like when you move?

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The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net WorthIf you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here's a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and

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Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game Changer

Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game ChangerIf you’re thinking about buying a home, pre-approval is a crucial part of the process you definitely don’t want to skip. So, before you

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Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These QuestionsIf you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than normal to the housing

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Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t SellIf your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it's completely normal to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment.,

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3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024

3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with

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Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score

Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit ScoreAs the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it's never too

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What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024

What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have

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The Latest 2024 Housing Market Forecast

The Latest 2024 Housing Market ForecastThe new year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering if 2024 will be the right time to buy or sell a home. If you want to make

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These Top Cities Show Home Prices Are Still Climbing

These Top Cities Show Home Prices Are Still ClimbingIf you’re considering buying a home or selling your current one to find something that better suits your needs, you may have

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How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

How VA Loans Can Help Make Homeownership Dreams Come TrueFor more than 79 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone

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Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed

Homeowner Net Worth Has SkyrocketedIf you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home Prices

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home PricesAccording to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go down over the next twelve.

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Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing MarketIf you've been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That

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A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market

A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the MarketDo negative headlines and talk on social media have you feeling worried about the housing market? Maybe you’ve even seen or heard

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Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market

Unmasking Scary Myths about Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsHere’s what you really need to know about a few myths causing fear in today’s;

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Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z

Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen ZThe idea of owning a home has always been a big part of the American Dream. It's a symbol of stability, independence, and having a place to truly call

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Invest in Yourself by Owning a Home

Invest in Yourself by Owning a HomeAre you wondering if it makes sense to buy a home right now? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two

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The Perks of Selling Your House When Inventory Is Low

The Perks of Selling Your House When Inventory Is LowWhen it comes to selling your house, you’re probably trying to juggle the current market conditions and your own needs as

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The Risks of Selling Your House on Your Own

The Risks of Selling Your House on Your OwnAre you thinking about selling your house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)? If so, know there's a whole lot more time and expertise needed in that process

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What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?

What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?If you're considering selling your house right now, it's likely because something in your life has changed. And while things like

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How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability Today

How Buying a Multi-Generational Home Helps with Affordability TodayIn today's world of rising housing costs, many buyers are looking for ways to still be able to buy a home. Some of them have

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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Here To Stay?Mortgage rates have been back on the rise recently and that’s getting a lot of attention from the press. If you’ve been following the,

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The Latest Expert Forecasts for Home Prices in 2023

The Latest Expert Forecasts for Home Prices in 2023Are you thinking about making a move? If so, all the speculation that home prices would crash this year may have you feeling a bit

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How Homeowner Net Worth Grows with Time

How Homeowner Net Worth Grows with TimeSome HighlightsIf you’re thinking about buying a home this year, be sure to consider the long-term financial advantages of

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Beginning with Pre-Approval

Beginning with Pre-ApprovalIf you’re looking to buy a home this fall, there are a few things you need to know. Affordability is tight with today’s mortgage rates and rising;

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Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the HorizonYou might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn't own a home at the time. If you’re worried

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The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation

The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price AppreciationIf you’re thinking of making a move, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening

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Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of &

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The Massive Pricing Mistake Home Sellers Are Making Right Now: Is This You?

The Massive Pricing Mistake Home Sellers Are Making Right Now: Is This You? By Andrea RiquierJan 5, 2023“You still see the hope in their eyes.”When Atlanta-based real estate

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Here Are the U.S. Cities Where Home Prices Rose—and Fell—the Most in 2022

By Evan WylogeJan 3, 2023By any definition, 2022 was one wild, white-knuckle roller coaster of a year for real estate. Demand and home prices hit new highs, before abruptly turning in the

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2023 Home and Design Trends to Watch

December 8, 2022Design TrendsBy: Barbara BallingerSustainable design and warm, cozy spaces are on the rise in 2023.© CreativaStudio / GettyWhile homeowners compile their holiday wish,

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HOME OWNERSHIP IS AN INVESTMENT INTO YOUR FUTURE

There are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to buy now or if it makes more sense to wait it

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THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS STILL VIEW HOME OWNERSHIP AS THE AMERICAN DREAM

Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains a key part of the American Dream. In fact, the 2022 Consumer Insights Report from Mynd found the majority of people polled

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The Housing Market Is Shifting Almost Everywhere — But Are We in a Buyer's Market Yet?

The Housing Market Is Shifting Almost Everywhere — But Are We in a Buyer's Market Yet?By: Aly J. Yale Editor: Samantha SharfPublished: Oct 20, 20229 min readBy now, you

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Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation? While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate

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FHA Moves to Include On-Time Rental Payments for First-Time Buyers

October 6, 2022First-Time Homebuyers, FHA Programs, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (GSEs)By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey“If you’re regularly paying your rent on time, that&rsquo

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The Long Term Benefit of Homeownership

Today’s cooling housing market, the rise in mortgage rates, and mounting economic concerns have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s

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Best Sleep Habits to Optimize Performance, Wellness, and Longevity

Best Sleep Habits to Optimize Performance, Wellness, and Longevityby B. Christopher FruehSleep is a critical component of life and survival for all living animals, especially humans. While we still

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How To Prep Your House For Sale This Fall

How To Prep Your House for Sale This FallToday’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may

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Housing Market Volatility Flashes ‘Early Signs’ Of Recession As New Home Sales Unexpectedly Surge

Jonathan PoncianoForbes StaffSep 27, 2022,02:53pm EDTTOPLINE New home sales unexpectedly surged much more than economists projected in August even though same-day data showed prices collapsing

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Mortgage Rates Jump Even Higher After Fed Hike

September 22, 2022 | Melissa Dittmann TraceyAfter the Federal Reserve raised its key short-term benchmark rate by another three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday, the average for the

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Experts: Buyers Should Shop Around for a Mortgage as Rates Rise

Borrowers stand to save thousands by gathering multiple quotes from lenders.ShareFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Print September 8, 2022 Melissa Dittmann TraceyAs mortgage rates

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HOW TO ADD THE PERFECT FIRE PIT TO YOUR YARD

HOW TO ADD THE PERFECT FIRE PIT TO YOUR YARDBy: REBAC StaffPosted: 08/01/2022It’s hard to top evenings around a campfire—crackling flames, crickets chirping, and gatherings of

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5 Simple DIY Projects for a Fresh Home Update

Makeover a space without breaking the bank.September 5, 2022Remodeling, Design TrendsHome improvement projects don’t have to include knocking down walls or high-priced upgrades. There are

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Quiz: Do You Recognize These Famous Homes?

Quiz: Do You Recognize These Famous Homes?September 8, 2022By: Catherine MesickThese real-world properties have made a name for themselves by hosting fictional households. Can you match each

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