Category: Buyers


The Housing Market: No Crash In Sight

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Certain frightening words and images have made their way into the pop culture lexicon, and the sound or sight of them creates an instant case of the shivers. I’ve never seen the movie IT, but the sight of a red balloon still freaks me out.  For the hyenas in The Lion King, the word was [...]

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Winning A Home Sale When Competing Against Multiple Offers

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If you love board games like I do, then you know how important strategy can be in order to win. The board game my family has been playing non-stop during the last year is a competitive game called Catan. The key to Catan is to build houses and earn points, but in order to build [...]

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What are the expectations of an offer right now?

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The Inspection Dilemma  The two-story, colonial a few doors down from ours went on the market last Tuesday, and after 23 showings in a single day, the “sold” shingle was swaying in the wind by the next morning. While the interest resulted in a windfall for my neighbors, the sellers, I can’t help but wonder [...]

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A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

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One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually over 40 times greater than that of a renter. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying a home, especially when they’re so affordable in today’s market. Every three years [...]

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Interest Rates to Remain Low Until 2023

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If you’ve been paying attention, interest rates have been historically low this year. In a statement to the press mid-month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced that the Fed would most likely not raise interest rates until at least 2023. This decision was made to help the economy recover as we continue working through the [...]

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Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?

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Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. economy for years to come. They immediately started to compare it to the Great Depression of a century ago. Six months later, the economy is still trying to stabilize, but it is evident that the [...]

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