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5 Task Management Apps to Make Your To-Do List More Manageable

5 Task Management Apps to Make Your To-Do List More Manageable

By Aly Yale / May 23, 2022
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If you’re a busy real estate agent, task management can be hard.  At any given moment, you may have five, 10, or 15 different clients — all at different stages in the buying or selling process. Throw in the many…

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4 Ways to Research Mortgage Lender Options

By Aly Yale / May 20, 2022
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Choosing the right mortgage lender is critical — whether you’re buying a house or refinancing an existing one.  Your choice will not only influence the loan options and interest rate you get but also how quickly you close and the…

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The Federal Reserve, Higher Mortgage Rates, and What it Means for You

By Aly Yale / May 13, 2022
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The Federal Reserve opted to increase the federal funds rate by half a percentage point this week — the biggest jump in over two decades. Typically, when the Fed tightens monetary policy and increases its funds rate, we see higher…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Increase Again; Purchase Loans Increase Despite It

By Aly Yale / May 12, 2022
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Another week, another mortgage rate increase. According to the latest Freddie Mac data, mortgage rates are now sitting at 5.30% on average — up from 5.27% last week and 2.94% a year ago. The increase didn’t stop homebuyers, though. According…

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7 Strategies to Win After an Open House

By Aly Yale / May 6, 2022
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Attending an open house can be a great way to view a home in a casual, low-pressure way, but it also comes with some risk. After all, an open house is a public event — and it can often mean…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Point in 13 Years

By Aly Yale / May 5, 2022
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Mortgage rates are continuing their upward climb. According to the latest numbers from Freddie Mac, the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans is now 5.27% — up from 5.1% last week and 2.96% a year ago. It’s the highest rate…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady Above 5%

By Aly Yale / April 28, 2022
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Mortgage rates technically dropped this week, but only by a single basis point. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans is now 5.1% — down from 5.11% the week prior but nearly 200 basis points over…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Hit 12-year High

By Aly Yale / April 21, 2022
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Mortgage rates have officially hit their highest point since spring 2010. The average rate on 30-year loans is now 5.11% — up from 3.11% at the start of the year, per Freddie Mac. This is the seventh straight week rates…

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How to Pay for Home Improvements

How to Pay for Home Improvements

By Aly Yale / April 20, 2022
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It’s usually best to use cash or savings when paying for home improvements — as long as it wouldn’t drain your emergency fund dry. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible, and to cover those repairs or updates, you might need to…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Online Presence and Stand Out from Other Agents in Your Market

5 Ways to Improve Your Online Presence and Stand Out from Other Agents in Your Market

By Aly Yale / April 18, 2022
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There are more real estate agents in the U.S. than ever before. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, a whopping 156,000 new agents joined the group during the last two years — a 60% uptick from the previous two-year…

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