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What to Consider When Adding OnAdditions can be a good way to get more functionality out of your home. Your addition might be an extra bedroom for your expanding family, a home office to provide you with a space to work from home, or even a sunroom or hobby area. Your add-on might even be a way t...
04/24/2022
Myths About Todays Housing Market Some Highlights If you're planning to buy or sell a home today, its important to be aware of common misconceptions. Whether its timing your purchase as a buyer based on home prices and mortgage rates or knowing what to upgrade or repair before listing your house ...
04/23/2022
Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This YearIf you're buying or selling a home this year, you're likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing costs. And for sellers, you're probably working on a bit of ...
04/22/2022
Why a Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your HouseWith todays real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than ever. They have the skills, experience, and expertise it takes to navigate the highly detailed and involved process o...
04/21/2022
Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?There's never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American:You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more spe...
04/19/2022
On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This!If you're thinking of selling your house, it may be because you've heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. But why are conditions so good for sellers today? And what...
04/18/2022
Wood Isn’t Your Only Option: Building Materials Outside the BoxWhether you’re adding a shed to your property, expanding with a new room, or building an entire house, the cost of lumber is likely going to affect your plans. Though not quite as high as it peaked early in the pandemic, buying lumber...
04/17/2022
What Is Multigenerational Housing?Some Highlights If you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don't have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, multigenerational home. Some key benefits of multigenerational living include a combined homebuying budget, shared caregivi...
04/16/2022
Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer TodaySince the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in your next home and which ones are just nice bonuses, you can land a home t...
04/15/2022
What You Need To Budget for When Buying a HomeWhen it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you're not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who ca...
04/13/2022