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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Hit Their Highest Point in Months

By Aly Yale / October 14, 2021
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Mortgage rates hit their highest point since April this week, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans clocked in at 3.05% — up from 2.99% last week.  “As inflationary pressure builds due to the ongoing pandemic…

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4 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make with the Kids

4 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make with the Kids

By Aly Yale / October 8, 2021
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Forgot to get a costume and now you’re strapped for time? Don’t fret. There are plenty of costumes you can DIY — and your kid can even help! Some require only a few supplies, while many use items you already…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Rates Dip, Mortgage Applications Hit Three-Month Low

By Aly Yale / October 7, 2021
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Mortgage rates dropped ever so slightly this week, this time hitting an average 2.99% on 30-year, fixed-rate loans. That’s down from the 3.01% seen the week prior, but still well above the 2.77% rate seen this summer. Despite the small…

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Staging a House? These Fall Decor Touches Can Ring in the Season

Staging a House? These Fall Decor Touches Can Ring in the Season

By Aly Yale / October 6, 2021
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Whether you’re prepping for an open house or getting ready for a listing’s photoshoot, great staging can make all the difference. In fact, according to a report from the National Association of REALTORS®, 49% of buyer’s agents say good staging…

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5 Signs of Burnout and How Busy Agents Can Get Relief

5 Signs of Burnout and How Busy Agents Can Get Relief

By Aly Yale / October 4, 2021
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The hot housing market has certainly been lucrative for agents this year. But it’s also been challenging — painstaking, even.  The long hours, the busy weekends, and constantly being on call (sometimes to dozens of clients) can really take its…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Point in Months

By Aly Yale / September 30, 2021
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Mortgage rates hit their highest point since summer this week, clocking in at an average 3.01% on 30-year, fixed-rate loans.  “Mortgage rates rose across all loan types this week as the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield reached its highest point since…

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8 Fall Home Improvement Projects

8 Fall Home Improvement Projects

By Aly Yale / September 29, 2021
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Fall is finally here. The weather’s cooling off, and it’s the perfect time to get some home improvement projects done around the house. That might mean making some repairs you’ve been putting off (when it was much too hot out)…

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Managing Homebuyer Expectations and Disappointment in a Competitive Housing Market

Managing Homebuyer Expectations and Disappointment in a Competitive Housing Market

By Aly Yale / September 27, 2021
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We all know it’s a hot housing market out there — at least those of us well-versed in this industry. Your average homebuyer, though? They’re less in tune. While they may be aware that home prices or rising or maybe…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Interest Rates Stay Flat, But Mortgage Applications Rise

By Aly Yale / September 23, 2021
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Interest rates remained steady this week, according to Freddie Mac. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate loan was 2.88%, up just slightly from last week’s 2.86%. Mortgage applications, on the other hand, saw a much bigger fluctuation. According to…

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What Is a Title Company and What Do They Do?

What Is a Title Company and What Do They Do?

By Aly Yale / September 22, 2021
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Home buying is complicated, and in order to do it successfully (not to mention legally), a number of professionals will need to play a role. These include a mortgage lender, a loan officer, a real estate agent, an attorney, an…

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