Buying a Home

Dec. 23, 2022

2023 Housing Market Predictions

 

 

 

Two key factors defined the 2022 housing market: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And, in many ways, it has reset the market.

 

Mortgage rates more than doubled this year as the Federal Reserve (the Fed) attempted to lower inflation. This had a knock-on effect on ...

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Dec. 22, 2022

Key Advantages of Buying a Home Today

 

 

There is no doubt that buying a home now looks different than it did a year ago ago, and the market change has given buyers today new advantages. For people who have considered buying but have put off their search due to rising mortgage rates, there are special ...

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Dec. 16, 2022

Can You Secure A Mortgage Rate Below 5%?

 

One of the biggest concerns in the housing market right now is how much rates have been increasing over the last 6 months. 

 

Interest rates have dipped this past week which allows you to lock in a lower rate. Let’s take a look at a 5/1 ...

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Dec. 16, 2022

Buy Now, Sell Later Programs

 

 

Let's look at buying first and selling later. For those of you that still have a mortgage, very small amount left on your mortgage. You can actually leverage what some lenders call a “Buy Now, Sell Later” program. The lenders are able to actually give you the ...

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Dec. 9, 2022

5 Homebuying "Rules" You Should Break

 

 

If you read a guide to buying a home a year ago, chances are there were some words of advice that were extremely important and helpful at that time. However, if you were to go with those same rules now, you could be putting yourself in a position ...

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Dec. 7, 2022

What Are Seller Concessions and How Do They Help You as A Buyer Or Seller?

 

 

In a real estate transaction, both the buyer and seller are looking to get the most out of the deal. For buyers, it generally means getting the home for the lowest price and for the terms that benefit them the most. For sellers, it means getting the highest ...

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Dec. 2, 2022

Interest Rates Fall 0.35%

 

Interest rates in the current market have proven to be volatile. While generally, they have continued to increase, if you're watching rates closely, you'll notice that there are drops that occur now and then. The latest of these dips just occurred, with rates today dipping down 0 ...

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Nov. 11, 2022

How Homeownership Impacts Your Wealth Over Time

 

 

 

 

If you’re questioning purchasing a home due to the cooling market and inflation concerns, it’s important to keep in mind the long-term financial benefits of home ownership. The infographic below gives you an overview of just how much equity has been gained by homeowners who have ...

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Sept. 1, 2022

Are We Headed For a Housing Market Meltdown?

 

 

 

What's happening with housing inventory currently? Is it leading to a market crash? For there to be a housing crash there has to be a sharp increase in inventory and there is just not enough inventory to indicate that the market is going to crash.

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Aug. 25, 2022

A Down Payment Strategy That Works

 

 

 

 

Do I need to put all of my money down to buy a home? The answer is no, you don’t need to. There are tons of programs that will allow you to keep some money in the bank. Additionally, we don’t think you should. There are ...

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