Buying Myths

Feb. 22, 2024

Navigating New Build Communities: The Crucial Role of Your Own Realtor

Navigating New Build Communities: The Crucial Role of Your Own Realtor

 

Embarking on the journey of purchasing a new home in a vibrant new build community is an exciting adventure. Amidst the thrill of exploring model homes and envisioning your dream space, it's essential to be aware of ...

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Jan. 25, 2024

Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?



If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale.

The Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect

Over the past ...

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Dec. 14, 2023

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership



If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time homebuyers find saving for a down payment the most challenging step. But the reality is, you probably don’t need to ...

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Dec. 6, 2023

Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years



Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate future. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that 23% of consumers think prices ...

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Nov. 30, 2023

Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?



When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those thoughts. And, if ...

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Nov. 2, 2023

Invest in Yourself by Owning a Home



Are 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 compelling reasons why it still may be a good time to become a homeowner.

Home Values Appreciate over Time

There’s been a lot of confusion ...

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Oct. 24, 2023

Why Home Prices Keep Going Up



If you've ever dreamed of buying your own place, or selling your current house to upgrade, you're no stranger to the rollercoaster of emotions changing home prices can stir up. It's a tale of financial goals, doubts, and a dash of anxiety that many have been through ...

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Oct. 10, 2023

Understanding the Benefits of Owning Your First Home



Are you considering buying your first home? If so, it can be helpful to know what led other people to make that decision. According to a recent survey of first-time homebuyers by PulteGroup:

“When asked why they purchased their first home recently, the answer was simple: because they wanted to ...
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Sept. 23, 2023

What Experts Project for Home Prices Over the Next 5 Years

Home Prices If you're planning to buy a home, one thing to consider is what experts project home prices will do in the future and how that might affect your investment. While you may have seen negative news over the past year about home prices, they’re doing far better than expected and are rising ...

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Sept. 13, 2023

Get Ready for Smaller, More Affordable Homes

Affordable Homes

Have you been trying to buy a home, but higher mortgage rates and home prices are limiting your options? If so, here’s some good news – based on what Ali Wolf, Chief Economist at Zonda, has to say – smaller, more affordable homes are on the way:

“Buyers should expect that over the ...

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