Market Updates

April 19, 2024

What’s the Latest with Mortgage Rates?

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Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage ratesMaybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While cutting ...

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April 19, 2024

Is It Easier To Find a Home To Buy Now?

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One of the biggest hurdles buyers have faced over the past few years has been a lack of homes available for sale. But that’s starting to change.

The graph below uses the latest data from Realtor.com to show there are more homes on the market in 2024 than ...

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April 19, 2024

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

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If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when ...

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April 19, 2024

Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

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Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both?

If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love, and mortgage rates are putting ...

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April 19, 2024

Boomers Moving Will Be More Like a Gentle Tide Than a Tsunami

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Have you heard the term “Silver Tsunami” getting tossed around recently? If so, here’s what you really need to know. That phrase refers to the idea that a lot of baby boomers are going to move or downsize all at once. And the fear is that a sudden influx ...

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April 19, 2024

Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans

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If you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still qualify for ...

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April 19, 2024

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

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You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know – expert advice from a trusted real estate agent ...

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April 19, 2024

Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

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When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some homeowners put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn’t want to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate for your next home. But is that still the right strategy for you ...

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April 19, 2024

Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

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There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes ...

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April 19, 2024

The Perks of Downsizing When You Retire [INFOGRAPHIC]

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  • If you’re about to retire, or just did, downsizing can be a good way to try to cut down on some of your expenses.
  • Smaller homes typically have lower energy and maintenance costs. Plus, you may have enough equity built ...
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