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How Smart Buyers Are Approaching Rising Mortgage Rates

By |2021-11-24T04:00:50-07:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 3.1%, and experts project rates will continue rising through 2022: “The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.9% in the third quarter of 2021. We forecast mortgage rates to increase slightly through the remainder of the year and reach 3.0%, rising to 3.5% [...]

Your Journey to Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-11-19T04:00:23-07:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights When it comes to buying a home, there are a number of key milestones along the way. The process includes everything from building your team and understanding your finances to going house hunting, making an offer, and more. When you’re ready to start your journey, let’s connect so you have trusted guidance at [...]

4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

By |2021-11-15T04:00:37-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle [...]

Two Graphs That Show Why You Shouldn’t Be Upset About 3% Mortgage Rates

By |2021-11-08T04:00:45-07:00November 8th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

With the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac climbing above 3%, rising rates are one of the topics dominating the discussion in the housing market today. And since experts project rates will rise further in the coming months, that conversation isn’t going away any time soon. But as a homebuyer, what do rates [...]

Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022

By |2021-11-03T03:00:29-07:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Mortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year, mortgage rates have hit the lowest point ever recorded, and they’ve hovered in the historic-low territory. But even over [...]

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

By |2021-11-01T03:00:03-07:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic: “Since January of this year, the national median rent has increased by a staggering 16.4 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January [...]

The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have To Be Scary [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-10-29T03:00:58-07:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Applying for a mortgage is a big step towards homeownership, but it doesn’t need to be one you fear. Here are some tips to help you prepare. Know your credit score and work to build strong credit. When you’re ready, lean on your agent to connect you with a lender so you can [...]

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Appraisals and Inspections

By |2021-10-25T03:00:40-07:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Buyers in today’s market often have questions about the importance of getting a home appraisal and an inspection. That’s because high buyer demand and low housing supply are driving intense competition and leading some buyers to consider waiving those contingencies to stand out in the crowded market. But is that the best move? Buying a [...]

Important Distinction: Homes Are Less Affordable, Not Unaffordable

By |2021-10-21T03:00:29-07:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

It’s impossible to research the subject of buying a home without coming across a headline declaring that the fall in home affordability is a crisis. However, when we add context to the most recent affordability statistics, we soon realize that, though homes are less affordable than they have been over the last few years, they [...]

Homebuyer Tips for Finding the One [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-10-15T03:00:40-07:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track. Because of increased demand, you’ll need to be patient and embrace compromises during your search. Then, once you’ve fallen in love, commit by putting your best offer forward. If [...]