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    Home Buyer’s Guide

    By Megan Faber | January 27, 2023

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    Home Seller’s Guide

    By Megan Faber | January 27, 2023

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    Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time

    By Megan Faber | January 27, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Homeownership wins over time. Reach out to a real estate professional so you can start your homebuying journey today. Read More

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

    By Megan Faber | January 26, 2023

    Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines

    By Megan Faber | January 25, 2023

    If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is... Read More

    The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

    By Megan Faber | January 24, 2023

    If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more optimistic economic... Read More

    Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right.

    By Megan Faber | January 23, 2023

    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 selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly... Read More

    What’s Really Happening with Home Prices?

    By Megan Faber | January 20, 2023

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision—but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some markets, home values are still up almost 10% nationally on a year-over-year basis. A nearly 10% gain is still dramatic compared to the more normal level of appreciation, which... Read More

    Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

    By Megan Faber | January 19, 2023

    One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains: “In a preapproval [sic], the lender tells you which types of loans you may be eligible to take out, how much you may be approved to... Read More

    Have Home Values Hit Bottom?

    By Megan Faber | January 18, 2023

    Whether you’re already a homeowner or you’re looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than answers. News stories are talking about home prices falling, and that’s raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the crash in 2008. One of the questions that’s on many minds, based on... Read More