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    Where are mortgage rates heading?

    By Bethany Russell | February 3, 2022

    The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of... Read More

    Myth buster: down payment for a new home

    By Bethany Russell | January 3, 2022

    How much money do you really need? As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have... Read More

    2022 Housing Market

    By Bethany Russell | December 16, 2021

    Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market Wondering what’s coming in the year ahead? Here’s a look at what experts expect from the housing market in 2022. Sources used for data: Read More

    20 Unique Home Gifts for every person on your list

    By Bethany Russell | December 2, 2021

    Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of unique... Read More

    Sellers: You’ll Likely Get Multiple Strong Offers This Season

    By Bethany Russell | November 16, 2021

    Are you thinking about selling your house right now, but you’re not sure you’ll have the time to do so as the holidays draw near? If so, consider this: even as the holiday season approaches, there are plenty of buyers out there, and they really want your house. Here’s why selling this winter is a win for you. Read More

    Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

    By Bethany Russell | July 26, 2021

    As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping this unprecedented market. A Shortage... Read More

    Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

    By Bethany Russell | July 19, 2021

    Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The percentage of those surveyed saying... Read More

    Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent

    By Bethany Russell | June 28, 2021

    Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal documents, handling negotiations, and more, it’s an involved and highly detailed process that requires... Read More

    How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

    By Bethany Russell | May 27, 2021

    How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows homes are more affordable today than the historical average, some still have concerns about whether or not it’s truly affordable to... Read More

    Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

    By Bethany Russell | May 25, 2021

    Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading? As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say about key factors that will drive the industry and the... Read More