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2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for Sellers

By Robert DeVore | Jan 17, 2024

If you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high, their recent downward trend is exciting news for you. Mortgage rates have descended since last October when they hit 7.79%. In fact, they’ve been below 7% for over a month now (see graph below): […]

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Why You May Want To Seriously Consider a Newly Built Home

By Robert DeVore | Jan 16, 2024

Are you putting off your plans to sell because you’re worried you won’t be able to find a home you like when you move? If so, it may be time to consider a newly built home and the benefits that come with one. Here’s why. Near-Record Percentage of New Home Inventory Newly built homes are […]

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Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American Dream

By Robert DeVore | Jan 15, 2024

Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just having a place to live – it offers a sense of belonging, stability, and freedom. According to Nicole Bachaud, Senior Economist at Zillow: “The American Dream is still owning […]

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Home Prices Forecast To Climb over the Next 5 Years

By Robert DeVore | Jan 12, 2024

Some Highlights If you’re worried about what’s next for home prices, know the HPES shows experts are projecting they’ll continue to rise at least through 2028. Based on that forecast, if you bought a $400,000 house this year, experts say it could gain over $72,000 in equity over the next five years. If you’re worried […]

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The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth

By Robert DeVore | Jan 12, 2024

If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here’s a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which compares net worth for homeowners and renters. The latest […]

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Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

By Robert DeVore | Jan 10, 2024

If you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it your own. But before you get too far down the emotional path, there are some key things to keep in mind after you apply for your mortgage and before you close. Here’s […]

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Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals

By Robert DeVore | Jan 9, 2024

If you’ve owned your house for at least a couple of years, there’s something you’re going to want to know more about – and that’s home equity. If you’re not familiar with that term, Freddie Mac defines it like this: “. . . your home’s equity is the difference between how much your home is […]

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What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Your Purchasing Power

By Robert DeVore | Jan 8, 2024

If you want to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month. Fortunately, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages have come down significantly since the end of October and are currently under 7%, according to Freddie Mac (see graph below): This recent […]

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Achieving Your Homebuying Dreams in 2024

By Robert DeVore | Jan 5, 2024

Some Highlights Planning to buy a home in 2024? Here’s what to focus on. Improve your credit score, plan for your down payment, get pre-approved, and decide what’s most important to you. Let’s connect so you have expert advice on how to achieve your homebuying goals this year.

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