John Chiappetta

What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Buyers and Sellers

What Lower Mortgage Rates Mean for Buyers and Sellers

By John Chiappetta / February 3, 2023
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Mark Twain was quoted as saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” One could make the same case for the United States real estate market. Have there been tall peaks and low valleys? Yes. But every market has…

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How to Protest Your Property Taxes (And When)

How to Protest Your Property Taxes (And When)

By John Chiappetta / January 27, 2023
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If you haven’t been paying attention, things are expensive nowadays. Everything seems to be skyrocketing in price. From food, to used cars, to gas, to rent to home prices. It’s as if someone has been holding a beach ball under…

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How Student Loan Forgiveness Is Improving Home Buying Chances for Young Adults

How Student Loan Forgiveness Is Improving Home Buying Chances for Young Adults

By John Chiappetta / January 20, 2023
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In the past two years, there has been a lot of talk about student loan forgiveness. The government is looking to create a program designed to help qualifying individuals get out of student loan debt. While there are many different…

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What to do if your home is “Underwater”

By John Chiappetta / January 13, 2023
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According to the World Economic Forum, global sea levels are rising and some of the world’s greatest cities could be underwater by the end of the century. Well, there is also a rising breach in the real estate market that…

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Understanding the Connection Between Inflation and Interest Rates

Understanding the Connection Between Inflation and Interest Rates

By John Chiappetta / January 6, 2023
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Well, 2022 is over and it’s been another wild and crazy year. 2022 saw inflation start at 7 percent then rise as high as 9.1 percent only to ease back down to 7.1 percent in December. At the same time…

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Real Estate Agent Expenses You Should Be Meticulously Tracking

Mortgage Calculators – How Do They Work Why Should You Use One?

By John Chiappetta / December 30, 2022
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If you are buying a home or refinancing, mortgage calculators are invaluable, but you need to know how to use them the right way. In this blog post we’ll show you how and as an added bonus we’ll show you…

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How Often Can You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Realize Your New Year’s Resolution of Homeownership in 2023

By John Chiappetta / December 23, 2022
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Can you believe it? 2023 is right around the corner. Now’s the time everyone wants that fresh start. We all do this by writing down our New Year’s resolutions. Buying a new home tops many lists for sure. Hey, if…

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Winter Forecast- What to expect in the Real Estate Market

Winter Forecast – What to Expect in the Real Estate Market

By John Chiappetta / December 16, 2022
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As the song says, “Let it snow.” And now that winter is here…what about the real estate market? Will it get snowed over? In this post we’ll see what the experts predict. We’re even including The Old Farmer’s Almanac! The…

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Gifting Money for a Home Purchase – How Does it Work?

Gifting Money for a Home Purchase – How Does it Work?

By John Chiappetta / December 9, 2022
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“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Anne Frank As we come to the end of the year, it’s time for the holidays, and that usually involves giving. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you may get the…

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Everything You Should Know About Property Taxes

Everything You Should Know About Property Taxes

By John Chiappetta / December 2, 2022
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Over the last few years, homeowners have hit the jackpot in terms of home values. We’re talking double-digit gains in most cases. However, there may be a little devil hiding the details. Yes, we’re talking about property taxes. According to…

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