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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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As Renting Becomes More and More Unaffordable, Homeownership Is On The Rise

When people think “affordable housing,” they typically think of renting. However, that’s no longer the case. According to Realtor.com’s most recent Market Outlook Report (from September 2017), rents rose year-over-year in an astonishing 78% of counties across the US. In fact, renting has become so unaffordable, it’s officially become more expensive than homeownership. According to […]

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Report: Home Prices Nationwide Increased By 7% From March 2017 To March 2018

There are plenty of reasons to buy a home, but one of the main reasons is to build wealth. And if you own a home, chances are good that your wealth has gone up a few notches in the past year. According to the most recent Home Price Index Report from CoreLogic, home prices nationwide […]

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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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21 Most Unusual Pet Encounters Realtors Are Still Reliving

If you thought cranky and quirky buyers and sellers presented one of the biggest challenges Realtors face, you may have forgotten about something even more unpredictable: their pets. Real estate industry experts shared the strangest encounters they’ve had with animals. Some are hilarious, while others are downright scary. All will make you think twice the […]