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    What You Should Know About Closing Costs

    By Adrian Price | February 13, 2023

    Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to understand what closing costs are and how much you should budget for. Read More

    How To Win as a Buyer in Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Adrian Price | February 10, 2023

    Some Highlights In today’s housing market, you can still be the champion if you have the right team and strategy. To win as a buyer, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd. Read More

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

    By Adrian Price | February 9, 2023

    67% of Americans say a housing market crash is imminent in the next three years. With all the talk in the media lately about shifts in the housing market, it makes sense why so many people feel this way. But there’s good news. Current data shows today’s market is nothing like it was before the housing crash in 2008. Read More

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

    By Adrian Price | February 8, 2023

    The biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy. That’s why, if you’re thinking about selling your house, this is a great time to do so. Your house would be welcome in a market that has fewer homes for sale than it did in the years leading up to the pandemic. Read More

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

    By Adrian Price | February 7, 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 talk about, along with how it can make all the difference for diverse homebuyers to work with the right real estate experts. Read More

    The Top Reasons for Selling Your House

    By Adrian Price | February 6, 2023

    Many of today’s homeowners bought or refinanced their homes during the pandemic when mortgage rates were at history-making lows. Since rates doubled in 2022, some of those homeowners put their plans to move on hold, not wanting to lose the low mortgage rate they have on their current house. And while today’s rates have started coming down from last year’s peak, they’re still higher than they were a couple of years ago. Read More

    You May Not Need as Much as You Think for Your Down Payment [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Adrian Price | February 3, 2023

    Some Highlights Many people believe you need to put down 20% of the purchase price when you buy a home. But recent homebuyers actually put down far less on their purchase. And with programs like FHA loans, VA loans, and USDA loans, some qualified buyers are able to put down as little as 0-3.5%. Read More

    Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023

    By Adrian Price | February 2, 2023

    The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Read More

    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

    By Adrian Price | February 1, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have considered using a rental service to temporarily rent out their home for additional income. Read More

    Lower Mortgage Rates Are Bringing Buyers Back to the Market

    By Adrian Price | January 31, 2023

    As mortgage rates rose last year, activity in the housing market slowed down. And as a result, homes started seeing fewer offers and stayed on the market longer. That meant some homeowners decided to press pause on selling. Read More