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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. Thats the highest point its been in almost two years. If you're thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn't entirely unexpected. Experts have ...
01/22/2022
One key question that's top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, were in the ultimate sellers market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are av...
01/21/2022
If you're on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there's good news. For nearly two years, real estate professionals have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of buyers and sellers during the pandemic.Today, they're seasoned experts, not just in the art of buyin...
01/20/2022
What Is a Vessel Sink?When it comes to making changes to add a sense of fashion to your home, the bathroom is one of the most commonly overlooked rooms. There is a lot that can be done with the bathroom, though, including painting, adding accent decorations, and changing the various fixtures in t...
01/19/2022
If you're following along with the news today, you're probably hearing a lot about record-breaking home prices, rising consumer costs, supply chain constraints, and more. And if you're thinking about purchasing a home this year, all of these inflationary concerns are likely making you wonder if y...
01/18/2022
If your goal is to purchase a home this year, you might be looking for any advantage you can get in todays sellers market. While competition is still fierce for homebuyers, there are ways you can win and secure the home of your dreams, even in a hot market.Act Early and SaveThe earlier you act th...
01/17/2022
Can I Reseed My Lawn in Winter?Though a lot of people reseed their lawns in the spring, there are periods during the fall that are actually better for most grasses than spring seeding. Exactly when this seeding window is depends on both where you live and the type of grass that you’re putting see...
01/16/2022
After almost two years of double-digit increases, many experts thought home price appreciation would decelerate or happen at a slower pace in the last quarter of 2021. However, the latest Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic indicates while prices may have plateaued, appreciation has definit...
01/15/2022
As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you're working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common misconception. Freddie M...
01/14/2022
Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you'll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, its important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022.As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (se...
01/13/2022