Tag: Real Estate Agents

Posted on 07/22/2024
Unlocking Homebuyer Opportunities in 2024
There’s no arguing this past year has been difficult for homebuyers. And if you’re someone who has started the process of searching for a home, maybe you put your search on hold because the challenges in today’s market felt like too much to tackle. You’re not alone in that. A Bright MLS study found some of the top...
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Posted on 07/22/2024
Why Fixing Up Your House Can Help It Sell Faster
If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know there are buyers who are ready and able to pay today’s high prices. But they want a home that’s move-in ready. A recent press release from Redfin explains: “Buyers are still out there and they’re willing to pay today’s high prices, but only if the house is in...
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Posted on 07/16/2024
How To Determine if You’re Ready To Buy a Home
If you’re trying to decide if you’re ready to buy a home, there’s probably a lot on your mind. You’re thinking about your finances, today’s mortgage rates and home prices, the limited supply of homes for sale, and more. And, you’re juggling how all of those things will impact the choice you’ll make. While housing market conditions are...
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Posted on 07/16/2024
Why Working with a Real Estate Professional Is Crucial Right Now
Navigating the housing market can be tricky, especially these days. That's why having an experienced guide when buying or selling a home is so important. The market isn't exactly straightforward right now, and working with a real estate expert can offer insights and advice that make all the difference. While today’s market conditions might seem confusing or overwhelming,...
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Posted on 07/08/2024
Homeownership: The Heart of the American Dream
Everyone’s vision for the future is personal and unique. But for many, common goals include success, freedom, and prosperity — values closely tied to having your own home and the iconic feeling of achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by Bankrate reveals exactly that: homeownership is still a part of the American Dream. The results show, at...
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Posted on 07/08/2024
Homeowners Gained $28K in Equity over the Past Year
If you own a home, your net worth has probably gone up a lot over the past year. Home prices have been rising, which means you're building equity much faster than you might think. Here’s how it works. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. Over the past year, there...
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Posted on 07/02/2024
Top Affordable Retirement Destinations in California
Retiring in California is a cherished aspiration for many, as the Golden State lives up to its name by offering a diverse array of attractions. However, this diversity comes with a hefty price tag, especially in coveted areas like the stunning coastline of Big Sur or bustling cities like San Francisco and beach towns near Los Angeles. Yet,...
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Posted on 07/01/2024
The Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal
When you decide to buy your first home, you may come across a number of terms and conditions you’re not familiar with. While you may have a general idea of what an inspection is, maybe you’re not sure why you need one or how it’s different from an appraisal. To keep it simple, here’s an explainer of each...
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Posted on 07/01/2024
How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?
You want your house to sell fast. And you may be wondering how long the whole process is going to take. One way to get your answer? Work with a local real estate agent. They have the expertise to tell you how quickly homes are selling in your area and what’s impacting timelines for other sellers. That way...
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Posted on 06/24/2024
What You Need To Know About Today’s Down Payment Programs
There's no denying it's gotten more challenging to buy a home, especially with today's mortgage rates and home price appreciation. And that may be one of the big reasons you’re eager to look into grants and assistance programs to see if there’s anything you qualify for that can help. But unfortunately, many homebuyers feel like they don’t know...
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Posted on 06/24/2024
Housing Market Forecast: What’s Ahead for the 2nd Half of 2024
As we move into the second half of 2024, here’s what experts say you should expect for home prices, mortgage rates, and home sales. Home Prices Are Expected To Climb Moderately Home prices are forecasted to rise at a more normal pace. The graph below shows the latest forecasts from seven of the most trusted sources in the...
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Posted on 06/24/2024
The Downsides of Selling Your House Without an Agent
Some Highlights Considering selling your house without an agent? You should know there are some serious downsides to handling it on your own. You’ll be missing out on marketing tools that draw in more buyers, pricing and market expertise, essential negotiation skills, in-depth knowledge of the fine print in contracts, and so much more. Don’t take all of...
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