Home Ownership

Sept. 16, 2022

A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval

A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters

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Sept. 7, 2022

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

 

Expert Forecasts on Mortgage Rates

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you may have been watching what’s happened with mortgage rates over the past year. It’s true they’ve risen dramatically, but where will they go from here, especially as the market continues to slow?

As you think about your homeownership goals and ...

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Aug. 30, 2022

What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?

One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their homes. That can feel confusing and makes it more difficult to get a ...

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Aug. 22, 2022

3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

3 Tips for Buying a Home Today

If you put off your home search at any point over the past two years, you may want to consider picking it back up based on today’s housing market conditions. Recent data shows the supply of homes for sale is increasing, giving buyers like you additional options.

But it’s important ...

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Aug. 18, 2022

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections
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Aug. 15, 2022

6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.

You’re DIYing this real estate thing, and you think you’re doing pretty well—after all, any info you might need is ...

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Aug. 11, 2022

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

 

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices up as buyers competed with one another to be the winning offer.

But what was once your ...

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Aug. 9, 2022

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

 

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief ...

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Aug. 4, 2022

What Does Home Insurance Cover? The Facts on Fire, Flooding, and More

Few things give new home buyers peace of mind about their real estate purchase as much as a solid homeowners insurance policy. This ensures that if disaster strikes—in the form of a tornado, house fire, or otherwise—homeowners won’t be on the hook to foot the ...

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Aug. 1, 2022

Why Are People Moving Today?

Why Are People Moving Today?

Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you’re planning to buy a home, you might be hearing about today’s shifting market and wondering what it means for you.

While mortgage ...

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