Todd P Smith's Blog Posts

Top Reasons for Moving

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&rsquo

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What Do the Experts Forecast for the Second Half of 2022

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the YearThe housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you

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Slowdown or Recession? Let's Check the Facts

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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Downpayment Assistance Can Make Homeownership Affordable

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance ProgramsA recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying

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Price Your Home Correctly by Using a REALTOR®

Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen it comes to pricing your house, there’s a lot to consider. The only way to ensure you price it right is

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Not ONE but TWO Reasons Why There Isn't a Housing Bubble Now

Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a BubbleYou may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand

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Are We Going Thru a Housing Market Correction?

Is the Housing Market Correcting?If you're following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is

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Guess What's American's Favorite Investment

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever BeforeAmericans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual 

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First-Time Homebuyers Have Options to Consider

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates 

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Top Eight Reasons to Own Your Home

The Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you

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Thinking of Selling? Here's Why Things Are Improving For You

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move UpAre you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I?

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"Recession" does not mean "Housing Crisis" and here's why

History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing

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Today's Home Loans Aren’t What They Were in the Past

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the PastIn today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options

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Remember to Thank Veterans and First Responders for Their Service

Remember and Honor Those Who Gave AllWe remember and honor those who gave.

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Contrary To What You're Thinking, Home Prices Are...

Sellers Have an Opportunity with Today’s Home PricesAs mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s

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Don't Let Inflation Delay Your Plans for Homeownership

Don’t Let Rising Inflation Delay Your Homeownership Plans [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy,

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How's Your Mortgage Rate Crystal Ball Lookin' These Days?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First

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How Your Tax Refund Can Help Achieve Your Real Estate Goals

Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This YearIf you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that

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Home Price Appreciation: What Does the Future Look Like for You?

The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for YouMany consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up

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Are You a Remote Worker and Looking to Purchase a Home?

Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time HomebuyersToday's low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if

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What's Your New House REALLY Gonna Cost You?

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a HomeWhen it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should

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When Is the Best Week to List Your House?

The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the CornerAre you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to 

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With Mortgage Rates Rising, What Should A Buyer Do?

What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has

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It's Crystal Ball Time: What to Expect This Spring in the Housing Market

What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing MarketAs the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling

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Essential Things To Know When Building A Home

What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a HomeIf you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that's already on the market or

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Spring Cleaning Checklist Just for Sellers

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house this spring, here are some things you’ll want to tackle before you

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Did Your Perfect Home Just Come on the Market?

Did Your Dream Home Just Come on the Market?For the first time in a long time, the number of newly listed homes is beginning to rise. In their latest monthly release, realtor.com 

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There May Never Be A Better Time to Sell Than This Spring

This Spring Presents Sellers with a Golden OpportunityIf you’re thinking of selling your house this year, timing is crucial. After all, you’ll want to balance getting the most

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First Things First When Buying a Home: Know The Lingo

Key Terms for Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsKnowing key housing terms and how they relate to today’s market is important. For example, when mortgage rates and 

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Work With an Experienced Realtor to Navigate the New Normal

How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New NormalIf you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But

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The "Ukraine Effect" on Mortgage Rates

How Global Uncertainty Is Impacting Mortgage RatesIf you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ll want to keep a pulse on what’s happening with

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Deep Dive - Which Market Trends Impact Your Own Personal Objectives?

How Supply and Demand Can Impact Your Buying and Selling GoalsIn today’s housing market, there are far more buyers looking for homes than sellers listing their houses. Based on the

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What You Won't Be Seeing in This Year's Real Estate Market

There Won’t Be a Wave of Foreclosures in the Housing MarketWhen mortgage forbearance plans were first announced and the pandemic surged through the country in early 2020, many homeowners were

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Does the Amount of Your Downpayment Matter?

The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a HomeIf you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the purchase price, or

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2021: 'Twas a Great Year to be a Homeowner

The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past YearWhen you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non

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Making Sense of This Crazy Market

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsToday’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low 

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The Market Hasn't Shifted...YET!

It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsDue to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen

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Sitting on the Fence Could Cost You Dearly

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost YouIf you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you

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How Much $$$ do you REALLY Need for a Downpayment?

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment.

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Why You Shouldn't Delay Taking Action

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This FallIf you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're

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Happy Labor Day 2021

Honoring the American WorkforceWishing you a happy and safe Labor.

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Pricing Your Home For Sale is Crucial

Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsPricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.To find the best list price, your agent balances current

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Normal? What's a NORMAL Market Anyway?

5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but NormalThere are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing

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If There's One Thing You Must Know in Real Estate ... The Appraisal Gap Is IT!

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal GapIt’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today

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Did You Know About the Net Worth Gap?

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is WideningBecoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much 

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Three Things You Need To Do Now to Prepare for Homeownership

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for HomeownershipAs rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent

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My Short List on Things You Mus Do When Selling

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.It’s important to focus on tasks that

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Appreciating the Value of Home Ownership vs Renting

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing

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What are Some Options for Today's Home Buyers?

Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box.Work with your trusted real estate advisors to

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Is Housing MORE Affordable than Decades Ago?

Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a

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Which DIY Projects Give You the Best Bang for the Buck?

The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to RenovationsIn the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That

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What Exactly Does "Seller's Market" Mean?

What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious

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What This Home Appreciation Tsunami Means for Sellers

A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for SellersWhen you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it

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The Seller's Sweet Spot is NOW!

Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIn today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house.That’s because homes are 

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First-time Home Buyers Have Options Available!

Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.It’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. If you;

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Wanna Help Our Economic Recovery? Buy or Sell a Home!

The Community and Economic Impacts of a Home SaleIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change

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The Ultimate Panic Attack

Ready To Sell, but Don’t Know Where You’ll Go? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of selling your house but don’t know what you should buy, you have;

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The Trend Seems to be Reversing

Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing HomesIn April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift

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Where are Listing Prices Headed This Year?

Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for YouHome prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to

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Does Renting Make Sense in this MArket?

With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas

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Are You Cut Out to be a Homeowner?

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a HomeSometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in,

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Will Waiting To Purchase a Home Save You Money?

Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again

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How Sellers Can Thank Veterans for their Service

Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our VeteransSome veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National

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Will We Soon Face a Foreclosure Crisis After Forbearance Ends?

4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of ForeclosuresWith forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of

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Storm Clouds on the Horizon for Sellers?

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for SellersOne of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there

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Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know Real Estate Lingo?

Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms

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What Four Key Trends Define Today's Housing Market?

Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key TrendsAs 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

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How's that WFH (Work From Home) Adjustment Working For you, Anyway?!!!

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote

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This Aint No Housing Bubble - and Here's Why

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a

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Things to Be Wary of Before Interest Rates Rise

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates RiseIn today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven

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Signs of a Thaw: Good News for HomeBuyers

Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many

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Typical? What's Typical These Days?

Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing MarketIn real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally

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Top Four Reasons to Sell This Summer

4 Major Incentives To Sell This SummerWhile the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are

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Beware: The Fatal Mistake When Selling Your Home

Selling Your House? Make Sure You Price It Right.There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the

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Top Three Homebuyer Myths: Exploded!

The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To HearFor many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure

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Housing Availability May Have the End In Sight

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on DemandIf you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great

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Mind The (Appraisal) Gap!

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps GrowIn today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the

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What Are The Top Four Real Estate Expert Data Geeks Saying About the Market?

Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion.

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Experts Chime in With Housing Market Predictions

What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near

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How to Maximize Your ROI When Selling Your Home

Save Time and Effort by Selling with an AgentSelling 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

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Don't Give Up: It's Worth Waiting For

Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsToday’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers.Current low interest rates won

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Looking for a Second Home? Take a number...

Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still StrongThe pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a

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For Many, the Pandemic Wasn't All That Bad

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This YearBuilding financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your

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Why On Earth are you Still Renting?

Owning a Home Has Distinct Financial Benefits Over Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising

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First Things First - HomeBuying 101

Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a HomeYou may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what

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You Won't Win The Offer Game Unless You ...

5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an OfferWhen it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren

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Tick Tock...the Market is in the Early Stages of a Shift

Don’t Wait To Sell Your HouseWe’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing

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Equity Growth vs Affordability: Can You Afford NOT to Buy A Home Now?

Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability EquationThe real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there

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New Listings are Up. Maybe the Housing Shortage Will Lessen?

Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing ShortageThe major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy.

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Talk Is Cheap. Good Advice is Priceless. Choose your REALTOR Wisely.

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented MarketIn a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That

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Your Housing Needs Have Changed. So Now What?

Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsLonger days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to

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Are Housing Prices the Wild Wild West? Think Again!

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and DemandHome price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any

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To Win a Bidding War for a House You Really CAN Afford, Try a Different Price Point!

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve PriceFor generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the

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Keep Your Primary Residence, but Consider Selling Your Second Home

Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second HomeWhen stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An

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Why All The Fuss and Frenzy in the Housing Market, Anyway???

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more

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Let's Blow Holes in the Rent vs Buy Myth

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost YouThere’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on

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June is Homeownership Month. So What!?!?!

Top Reasons To Own Your HomeSome HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re thinking of buying

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Looking to upgrade? Now might be the perfect time

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to

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What's America's Preferred Investment?

Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsFor the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment

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To Move? Or to Refinance? Let's do the math and see what's best for you

Should I Move or Refinance?The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning

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Timing is everything...and the data is quite revealing!

Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing MarketOne of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply

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Don't Overlook These Costs of Buying a Home!

Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing CostsWhen buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment

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I've Been Saying This All Along - Now the Experts Agree!

For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, PricingExperts Say Home Prices Will Continue to AppreciateIt’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values

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The Numbers Tell the Story: Why It's Time to Sell Your Home Now

For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House NowThere’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it

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You May Not Realize What You're Missing Out On By Waiting

Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, PricingWhy Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small FortuneMany people are sitting on

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What Will Mortgage Interest Rates Be In A Year?

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up BuyersAre Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year? So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover

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Undecided? Here's Why You Should Consider Selling Now

For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Selling Myths4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now The housing market keeps sailing along. The only

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Systemic Changes in the Real Estate Market Attributed to the Pandemic

or Buyers, For SellersSome Buyers Prefer Smaller HomesOver the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call

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Good News for Homeowners in Forbearance!

Distressed Properties, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to

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TRENDING: Multigenerational Housing

Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Senior

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Buying or Selling Real Estate? Take Advantage of These Benefits!

For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest RatesBuyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding

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Is Home Ownership Really Worth It?

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Rent vs. BuyHomeownership Is Full of Financial BenefitsA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of

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It's Tempting To Sell Your Own Home, But ...

For Sellers, FSBOs, Pricing, Selling MythsDon’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ MarketIn a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted

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How Has The Past Year Altered The American Dream of Home Ownership

Buying Myths, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, MillennialsIs Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?Since the birth of our nation,

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The US Government Wants To Help You Buy A Home This Year!

Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersYour Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This YearIf you’re planning to buy a

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How Does Listing Square Footage Vary from an Appraisal Measurement?

© fizkes - AdobeStockHow To Handle Square Footage IssuesShare  otage is important in home sales and a key number for helping to set a home’s price. But what happens when the

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Keeping Safe During an Open House

How to Keep Your Home Safe During an Open HouseOpen houses can increase the likelihood that your home will sell but it can also increase the potential of theft. “With so many people touring

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Are We In a "Bubble" Again? Will the Market Crash?

For Buyers, For Sellers, Pricing5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19),

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Interest Rates Changing? See What The Does to Your Housing Budget

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, PricingHow a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget193SHARES0794110Mortgage rates are on the

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Good News for Sellers!

For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up BuyersBuyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so many buyers looking for homes to

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Market Dynamics Favor Selling Sooner Rather Than Later

For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesThinking of Selling? Now May Be the Time. The housing market has started off much stronger this year than it did last year. Lower

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Austin Housing Market Explained in Two Numbers

Red-Hot Austin Housing Market Explained in Two NumbersBy Brandon Cornett | April 2, 2021 | © HBI, all rights reservedWe need some new adjectives to describe the real estate market in,

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More Real Estate Myths Exposed ... Don't Be Duped

Buying Myths, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Pricing, Selling Myths2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC] Some HighlightsThere

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Are We Repeating the Mortgage Mistakes of the 2007 Recession

For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesThere’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending StandardsToday, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot

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Taking the First Step in the Homebuying Process

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersThree Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in the housing market 

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How To Really Compete as a Buyer in this Red-Hot Market

6 Steps for Buyers Competing in a Tight MarketCategories: Down Payment Assistance Down Payment Help First-Time Homebuyers Home Buying Home Buying Process Homebuyer

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The 20 Percent Downpayment Myth...Busted

You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down to Buy Your Next Home. Here’s why.Categories: First-Time Homebuyers Home Buying Process Homebuyer ProgramsA down payment is simply the

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Tight Housing Market? You Need to Re-Think Your Approach to Listing Prices

Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, PricingWhy You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve

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5 Inspiring Home Trends and Remodeling Trends for 2021

With the impact of COVID-19 seeming to be having a permanent impact on our lifestyle, in my latest blog post I examine several trends in home design and remodeling that are likely to be with us for

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Cutting Costs With Organic Food

Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks to the extra labor

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