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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Applications Jump as Rates Hit Lowest Point in Weeks

By Aly Yale / April 23, 2021
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Mortgage applications surged this week as interest rates hit their lowest point in weeks, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.  Purchase activity rose 7% for the week and was 57% higher than levels seen a year ago. Refinances increased a…

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How to Remove a Property Lien Before You Sell Your House

How to Remove a Property Lien Before You Sell Your House

By Aly Yale / April 23, 2021
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If you’re considering selling your house, you might want to check for liens first.  Liens — or claims filed against the property due to an unpaid debt or bill — can often stall a home sale or prevent it entirely.…

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9 Easy Sustainable Product Swaps for Your Home

9 Easy Sustainable Product Swaps for Your Home

By Aly Yale / April 22, 2021
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Reducing your environmental impact doesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it require a full lifestyle change.  It can actually be as simple as changing out a few of your home products — like the coffee filter you use or…

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What to Do When Your House Sells Faster Than You Expect

What to Do When Your House Sells Faster Than You Expect

By Aly Yale / April 21, 2021
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Homes are selling incredibly fast in today’s market. And for most sellers, that’s a great thing. But what if you haven’t found your new home just yet? Where will you move to once the transaction goes through? With closing day…

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Listing a Luxury Home: 5 Tips for Real Estate Agents

Listing a Luxury Home: 5 Tips for Real Estate Agents

By Aly Yale / April 20, 2021
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Breaking into the luxury market is every agent’s dream. After all, listing a luxury home means a higher price tag. And a higher price tag? Well, that equals more commission. But what does it take to actually sell that high-end…

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What Is Flood Insurance? And When Is It Required?

What Is Flood Insurance? And When Is It Required?

By Aly Yale / April 19, 2021
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General homeowner’s insurance policies don’t cover flood-related damages. While they might extend to plumbing-related flooding, if your home is flooded due to a storm, hurricane, or another natural disaster, they won’t be of much help at all. In these situations,…

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Mortgage Weekly Update

Purchase Loans, Refis Decline Despite Drop in Rates

By Aly Yale / April 16, 2021
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Mortgage rates dropped this week, but so did both purchase activity and refinances.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.27%, down from 3.36% the week prior. At the same time,…

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How to Create Your Dream Home Checklist

How to Create Your Dream Home Checklist

By Aly Yale / April 15, 2021
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Having a detailed checklist is critical when you’re a homebuyer. Not only can it ensure you snag your dream home, but it can also speed up the overall process, making your home search easier, more efficient, and more effective on the…

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Home Buying Digitally: How to Stay Safe While You Do It

Home Buying Digitally: How to Stay Safe While You Do It

By Aly Yale / April 14, 2021
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A lot of the home buying process is now done online — especially during the pandemic. Buyers are taking virtual tours, signing contracts on their phone, Zooming with their real estate agent, and, in many cases, even attending their closing…

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6 Agent Mistakes That Can Hurt a Deal

6 Agent Mistakes That Can Hurt a Deal

By Aly Yale / April 13, 2021
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There are many reasons a real estate deal can fall through. The inspection can go bad, the appraisal can come in low, or the buyer just might get cold feet.  In some cases? It might even be your fault —…

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