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Think Buying A Home Will Be More Affordable In 2019? Think Again

There’s no denying that it’s tough out there for buyers. The inventory shortage has created a market that’s more competitive than normal. As a potential buyer, you might be thinking “I should probably wait until next year to make a move.” But if you want to get the best deal on a home, you should […]

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Projected Mortgage Increases Won’t Affect Property Values, Says Lender

With interest rates projected to rise an entire percentage point in 2018 (according to a recent report, the rate for a 30-yr fixed-rate mortgage is projected to jump from the end of 2017’s 3.9% to 4.9% by Q4 2018), homeowners are starting to speculate about how the increases will affect their property value. But according […]

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Nearly 75% of First Time Buyers Purchased Home With Less Than 20% Down Payment

Most first time buyers believe that in order to purchase their first home, they need to come up with a sizeable down payment—typically 20%. But the truth is, you can buy a home for a lot less and, in fact, most first time buyers are. According to the most recent REALTORS® Confidence Index from the […]

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Home Prices Expected To Rise By Nearly 18% Over The Next Five Years

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, you might want to make a move because according to experts, prices are heading upward. According to the Zillow Home Prices Expectations Survey, the median home price in the US is set to jump from the current value of $202,700 to $238,995 by 2024—a nearly 18% increase. And […]

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15 Before & After Photos That Prove the Power of Home Staging

There’s no denying it: Homes that are staged well definitely stand out. Not only does the right amount of decluttering, organizing and accessorizing make your home more attractive, it can actually increase its value. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging Report, 32 percent of buyers’ agents believe their clients […]