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Home Buying In A Competitive Market
Posted Tuesday October 20, 2020 in Real Estate

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy […]

Is It Time To Refi?
Posted Tuesday October 13, 2020 in Mortgage

A new study shows that forty-three percent of 30-year mortgage holders are eligible for a refinance that would lower their mortgage rates. That means their credit rating is at least 720, they have at least 20% equity in their homes, and they can reduce their mortgage rate by at least 0.75% through refinancing, according to […]

Existing Home or New Construction?
Posted Tuesday October 6, 2020 in Real Estate

Finding the perfect home to purchase is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers. With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up, you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. It’s a great question to ask, and one to look at from […]

Why Getting Pre-Approved Is So Important
Posted Tuesday September 29, 2020 in Mortgage, Real Estate

Getting a pre-approval from a mortgage lender in is a great first step in the homebuying process. When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, what you’re comfortable within […]

Getting Your Air Conditioning Prepared For Cooler Temps
Posted Tuesday September 22, 2020 in Home Improvement

The summer heat is slowly dissipating, and now it’s time to start prepping your air conditioner for the cooler fall temperatures. Depending on where you live in the U.S., you might not expect to use your AC unit much this fall, and you might not use it at all during the winter. Take some time […]

Are You Considering Moving?
Posted Tuesday September 15, 2020 in Real Estate

How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time to be in one place, […]