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Housing Market Forecast for the 2nd Half of 2024

By Robert DeVore | Jun 28, 2024

Wondering what the second half of the year holds for the housing market? Here’s what expert forecasts say. Home prices are expected to climb moderately. Mortgage rates are forecast to come down slightly. And, home sales are projected to hold steady. If you have questions about what to expect for the rest of the year, […]

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The Difference Between an Inspection and an Appraisal

By Robert DeVore | Jun 27, 2024

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 […]

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Focus on Time in the Market, Not Timing the Market

By Robert DeVore | Jun 26, 2024

Should you buy a home now or should you wait? That’s a big question on many people’s minds today. And while what timing is right for you will depend on a lot of other personal factors, here’s something you may not have considered. If you’re able to buy at today’s rates and prices, it may […]

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How Long Will It Take To Sell My House?

By Robert DeVore | Jun 25, 2024

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 […]

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Housing Market Forecast: What’s Ahead for the 2nd Half of 2024

By Robert DeVore | Jun 24, 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 […]

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The Downsides of Selling Your House Without an Agent

By Robert DeVore | Jun 21, 2024

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 […]

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Why a Vacation Home Is the Ultimate Summer Upgrade

By Robert DeVore | Jun 20, 2024

Summer is officially here and that means it’s the perfect time to start planning where you want to vacation and unwind this season. If you’re excited about getting away and having some fun in the sun, it might make sense to consider if owning your own vacation home is right for you. An Ameriprise Financial […]

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What You Need To Know About Today’s Down Payment Programs

By Robert DeVore | Jun 19, 2024

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 […]

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Worried About Mortgage Rates? Control the Controllables

By Robert DeVore | Jun 18, 2024

Chances are you’re hearing a lot about mortgage rates right now. You may even see some headlines talking about last week’s Federal Reserve (the Fed) meeting and what it means for rates. But the Fed doesn’t determine mortgage rates, even if the headlines make it sound like they do. The truth is, mortgage rates are […]

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