Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?
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Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to … Read More

How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power
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According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest … Read More

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home … Read More

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home!
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Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics including inflation, labor market, household … Read More

Homeownership: “A Man Is Not a Complete Man, Unless He Owns a House”
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The famous quote by Walt Whitman, “A man is not a whole and complete man, unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on,” can be used to … Read More

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Owning a Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it. Living … Read More

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing Market
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Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand … Read More

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year Running
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Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For … Read More

Home Inspections: What to Expect
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So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean … Read More

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home?
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We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. … Read More

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