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What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing MarketIt doesn't matter if you're someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you've heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth...
01/31/2023
Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage RatesLast year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to ...
01/30/2023
Child Proof Your HomeKeeping children safe from danger is a parent’s priority and a full-time job. Unfortunately, accidents in the household do happen, such as a fall, burn, or choking. However, many childhood injuries are easily preventable if parents properly child-proof their homes. Start by o...
01/29/2023
Have Home Values Hit Bottom?Whether you're already a homeowner or you're looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than answers. News stories are talking about home prices falling, and that's raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to...
01/28/2023
Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To KnowOne of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why its such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and what it does for you. Business Insider explains: In a preapproval [sic], the lender t...
01/27/2023
A Majority of Consumers Say It's a Good Time To Sell Your HouseIf you're a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you're probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you're likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you'll go when you sell, and...
01/26/2023
What's Really Happening with Home Prices?  Some Highlights If you're thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month may have you second guessing your decision but perspective matters. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some mark...
01/25/2023
What Experts Are Saying About the 2023 Housing Market If you're thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buye...
01/24/2023
The Truth About Negative Home Equity Headlines Home equity has been a hot topic in real estate news lately. And if you've been following along, you may have heard there's a growing number of homeowners with negative equity. But don't let those headlines scare you. In truth, the headlines don't gi...
01/23/2023
Definitely a place you will want to add to y'all Bucket List... Located in central Texas, the tiny town of Round Top becomes an antiques mecca! Dealers from all over the county descend upon this quaint, adorable place. Dotted with historic farmhouses the gentle hillsides become an antique tent ci...
01/22/2023