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Mortgage Weekly Update

Mortgage Rates Increase Again and Applications Sink Further     

February 29, 2024

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.94 percent, up from last…

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Think You Can't Afford to Buy a House? 10 Ways to Put a Home Within Reach

Think You Can’t Afford to Buy a House? 10 Ways to Put a Home Within Reach

February 27, 2024

Affordability is the main concern of most consumers looking to buy a house, particularly for millennials and Generation Z. If you’re hoping to buy a house…

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New Urbanism: Selling Lifestyle in Mixed-Use Developments

New Urbanism: Selling Lifestyle in Mixed-Use Developments

February 26, 2024

Mixed-use developments are redefining urban landscapes by blending residential, commercial, and recreational spaces into cohesive units.  At the heart of these developments lies a promise—a promise…

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Why your DTI Is Crucial When Getting a Mortgage

Why your DTI Is Crucial When Getting a Mortgage

February 23, 2024

Debt-to-Income ratio (DTI) is a crucial factor when applying for a mortgage because it helps lenders determine your ability to manage monthly payments and repay borrowed…

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Where to Learn Home Improvement Skills

Where to Learn Home Improvement Skills

February 21, 2024
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Your home is an investment and knowing how to properly maintain it makes good financial sense. By learning easy home repair, you can save money on…

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Vacation Homes: Trends and Tactics in Seasonal Property Sales

Vacation Homes: Trends and Tactics in Seasonal Property Sales

February 19, 2024

The allure of owning a vacation home has never been stronger. In an era where work-life balance and leisure time are increasingly valued, the vacation home…

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High Home Prices are Holding Back Young Homebuyers

High Home Prices are Holding Back Young Homebuyers

February 16, 2024

The dream of owning a home remains a quintessential part of the American dream. However, for many young individuals, especially millennials and Gen Z, the dream…

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What Are Pop-Bys? (And Why They're An Effective Marketing Tool)

What Are Pop-Bys? (And Why They’re An Effective Marketing Tool)

February 14, 2024
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Every real estate agent needs to employ several different lead generation strategies to grow their business. While email drip campaigns and social media outreach are great…

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Navigating Zoning Laws: A Realtor's Guide to Local Regulations

Navigating Zoning Laws: A Realtor’s Guide to Local Regulations

February 12, 2024

In the competitive realm of real estate, a profound understanding of local zoning laws emerges as a cornerstone for realtors committed to guiding their clients through…

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Homebuilder Sentiment on the Uptick

Homebuilder Sentiment on the Uptick

February 9, 2024

In the dynamic world of homebuilding, understanding how homebuilders feel is crucial. It shows us where the industry is heading. Let’s explore how homebuilders are feeling,…

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