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Home sellers have the upper hand in the current housing market. Prices are at record-breaking highs and inventory is at near-historic lows. Many properties on the market are garnering multiple offers and are selling faster than ever before, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)...
05/19/2021
Low home appraisals are responsible for 23% of real estate contract delays. And they are the No. 1 reason contracts are terminated, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Despite it being a fairly common occurrence, a low home appraisal often catches homebuyers by surprise.  Why was ...
04/22/2021
As a real estate investor, you’re putting the money you spend into properties to work for you. And while earnings are important, you’re probably also looking for the lowest upfront cost possible to help keep overhead down. For investors searching for low startup prices, manufactured homes can loo...
03/09/2021
When you buy a new home, chances are you’re buying new home insurance as well. Your mortgage lender will generally require you to show proof that you have homeowners insurance on your new property. It’s a way to protect their investment, and yours. While you’re in the insurance market, your new h...
02/22/2021
Buying a new home is always an exciting process, especially for first-time homebuyers. The housing market continues to flourish — in fact, home sales are up 20.9% from one year ago — and the number of first-time buyers saw an annualized increase of 2 million as of September 2020.  Whether you’re ...
02/10/2021
Seventy-nine million people will be aged 65 or older by 2035, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. While an aging population has put a strain on some resources, including health care, other industries are thriving under increased demand. Communities geared towa...
02/10/2021
The coronavirus pandemic gave the housing market an unexpected boost. Many city-dwellers — working remotely and no longer location-dependent — ditched their digs for more spacious homes in the suburbs.  This so-called “urban exodus” was already in motion before the pandemic. But with the virus dr...
01/22/2021
To say the coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone’s plans this year would be an understatement. Millions of people were laid off and had to adjust their financial goals as they coped with the realities of the COVID-19 outbreak. Perhaps you were among them and have since landed a new position a...
12/11/2020
It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been an unusual year. The coronavirus pandemic has left a mark on small and large businesses alike, and no industry is safe from the fiscal rollercoaster, including the real estate market. While sales plummeted in April, the market bounced back in the f...
12/11/2020
During the homebuying process, most shoppers expect they’ll have to compromise on some of their wants. Whether it’s the neighborhood, home price or the number of bathrooms, buyers know they may not get everything on their wish list. But for shoppers whose needs include having an accessible home —...
11/17/2020
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