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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your WealthHomeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits both emotionally and financially. In...

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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. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a...

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5 Tips for Making Your Best OfferIn today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses for sale and high buyer demand. If you’re buying this fall, you’ll want every...

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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 market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where prices are headed, and your...

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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 market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from 2015-2019. But that’s not...

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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 can make it inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal for prospective...

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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 do things like assess your budget, expand your search radius, look into other options,...

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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 options.Existing homes offer a wide variety of home styles, an established neighborhood, and...

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3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right NowIf you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real...

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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 closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons.1. The...

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