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MortgageUpdate

Mortgage Rates Hit Their Lowest Point in 7 Years; Applications Surge as a Result

March 6, 2020
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It was a big week in the mortgage industry. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, rates on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dropped to their lowest point in…

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Top Questions about Home Appraisals

8 of the Top Questions About Home Appraisals

March 4, 2020

Whether you’re buying a house or selling one, a home appraisal will likely come into play during the process. But what exactly does that entail? And…

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Build up Real Estate Inventory

4 Ways to Build Up Your Real Estate Inventory

March 3, 2020

No matter where you are in the country, odds are that inventory is tight right now. Unfortunately, that fact can leave real estate agents scrambling to…

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Bring Calm in your Home

The 5 Principles of Feng Shui: How to Bring Calm to Your Home in 2020

March 2, 2020

Need a little balance in your life this year? Feng shui might be able to help. According to traditional Chinese beliefs, a feng shui-ed space lets…

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MortgageUpdate

Interest Rates Drop Again, While Home Prices Continue Rising

February 28, 2020
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Overall mortgage activity was up ever-so-slightly this week, with applications increasing about 1.5% over one week prior. Refinances decreased by 1%, while purchase applications jumped 6%.…

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Listing Your House? 5 Seller Hacks to Make it Easier

February 27, 2020

It’s a good time to sell a home. In fact, according to recent data, the average U.S. home seller brings in over $65,000 in profits —…

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10 Tricks To Make Your Rental Feel Like Home Until You Can Afford One

February 26, 2020
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Usually, rental leases limit the number of changes that you can make to the home’s interiors. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to live in…

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How Real Estate Agents Can Conduct a Social Media Audit

February 25, 2020
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By now, most agents have a social media presence. However, these days, it’s not enough to simply have social media accounts. You need to have accounts…

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Buying a House? 6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Email Scams (It’s More Common Than You Think!)

February 24, 2020
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When you buy a home in today’s day and age, you have to be on high alert. With more and more real estate transactions conducted online,…

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MortgageUpdate

Mortgage Rates Inch Up; VA Refinances Surge

February 21, 2020

Mortgage rates inched up ever so slightly this week, and applications fell in step. Though the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans fell just five basis…

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