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    Should You Consider Buying a Newly Built Home?

    By John Freund | February 15, 2023

    There are many factors to consider when purchasing a home, and for some people, a newly built home is the best option. There are pros and cons to buying new construction, so it’s important to do your research before making a decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering buying... Read More

    Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with Homeownership

    By John Freund | February 14, 2023

    Owning a home is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. There’s nothing like coming home to your own space after a long day, being able to put your feet up and relax in your own sanctuary. Plus, there are so many great benefits that come with owning a home – from building... Read More

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs

    By John Freund | February 13, 2023

    You’re in the process of buying a home and you’re almost to the finish line. But there’s one more thing you need to be aware of: closing costs. These are the fees associated with finalizing your mortgage and they can add up. Here’s what you should know about closing costs so that you can be... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

    By John Freund | February 10, 2023

    With home prices on the rise and more people entering the market to buy, it’s only natural to wonder if we’re headed for another housing crash. But there are several factors that suggest otherwise. Here’s a look at why today’s housing market isn’t heading for a crash. Mortgage Standards Are More Strict Mortgage standards have... Read More

    Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic Years

    By John Freund | February 9, 2023

    If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be pleased to know that there are more homes for sale this year than last. However, the number of homes for sale is still below pre-pandemic levels. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the latest data on home sales and... Read More

    How Experts Can Help Close the Gap in Today’s Homeownership Rate

    By John Freund | February 8, 2023

    As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the past and present experiences of Black Americans. This includes the path toward investing in a home of their own. And while equitable access to housing has come a long way, homeownership can be a steeper climb for households of color. It’s an important experience to... Read More

    The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

    By John Freund | February 7, 2023

    Selling your house can be a tough decision to make. There are many reasons why people sell their homes, but these are some of the most common ones: You’re ready for a change of scenery – A new house means a new start and the chance to create new memories. Moving into a new home... Read More

    Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

    By John Freund | February 6, 2023

    While the past few years have been challenging for the housing market, experts are forecasting a turnaround in 2023. This is good news for current homeowners as well as those considering buying a home in the near future. Let’s take a closer look at what this forecast means for the housing market and what factors... Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By John Freund | February 2, 2023

    Mortgage rates have been on the decline since late last year, and this has spurred some buyers back into the market. In fact, the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shows mortgage applications increased last week by 7% compared to the week before. Low mortgage rates are just one factor that can motivate... Read More

    Where Will You Go If You Sell? You Have Options.

    By John Freund | February 1, 2023

    There are plenty of reasons you might be considering selling your home. Maybe you’re ready for a change of scenery, or you need to downsize now that the kids have moved out. Whatever your motivations, before you list your house, it’s important to think about where you’ll go next. Do you want to stay in... Read More