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Someone Wants to Buy My House, But It’s Not for Sale. Should I Take the Offer?

Someone Wants to Buy My House, But It’s Not for Sale. Should I Take the Offer?

It’s a strange market out there, and many homebuyers are getting desperate. In fact, with rising prices and very few listings to choose from, some are contacting homeowners whose homes are not for sale. If you’re in an in-demand area, you might be contacted by one of these hopeful homebuyers — or possibly their agent. Should…

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Tech-Enhanced Home Staging: The Future Is Now

Tech-Enhanced Home Staging: The Future Is Now

Home staging is the bread and butter of real estate professionals. Data shows that 81% of buyers’ agents believe their clients visualized the property more vividly, and it’s all due to home staging.  But the days of traditional staging, relying solely on physical furniture and renovations, are gradually giving way to a new era of…

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Defying Expectations: Why Home Prices Continue to Rise Despite Rising Mortgage Rates

Defying Expectations: Why Home Prices May Rise Despite Current Mortgage Rates

Despite current mortgage rates, home prices in the USA have continued to climb at an unprecedented pace in many locations. This trend has defied expectations and left many experts scratching their heads. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons behind this phenomenon, drawing upon insights from experts and relevant statistics. The Supply-Demand Imbalance…

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9 Tips for Decorating Your New House on a Strict Budget

9 Tips for Decorating Your New House on a Strict Budget

Buying a house is an expensive endeavor. The cost of furnishing a new home has increased significantly since 2020. According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the price of furniture and home furnishings has increased by an average of 15.3% between 2020 and 2023. This is the largest annual increase since 1980! Fortunately, we’re about…

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The Low-Inventory Challenge: Strategies for REALTORS®

The Low-Inventory Challenge: Strategies for REALTORS®

The real estate market is currently grappling with low inventory. This means that there are more buyers than available homes.  In fact, the most recent report from NAR shows that there is a 3.4-month supply at the current sales pace. The market, once defined by a balance between supply and demand, has tipped in favor…

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How Much Do You REALLY Know About VA Loans?

How Much Do You REALLY Know About VA Loans?

Most veterans and military service members know VA loans are out there – and that they can help them buy a home more easily and, in most cases, more affordably.
But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty details of these mortgage options? Things get a little murkier.
In honor of Veterans Day this Saturday, we’re taking a closer look at VA loans – and what veterans should know about using them.

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2 simple ways you can lower your mortgage payments

2 simple ways you can lower your mortgage payments

You’re ready to buy a home, and as luck would have it, rates and house prices are through the roof! Don’t be discouraged — now, there’s a way to reduce your monthly mortgage payments. And it won’t cost you a dime. It’s called a temporary buydown. A buydown lowers your monthly payments during the first…

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5 Books Every First-Time Homeowner Should Read

5 Books Every First-Time Homeowner Should Read

Purchasing your first home is a monumental step in life – one that brings excitement, anticipation, and a bit of trepidation. In today’s real estate market, where interest rates are on the rise and home prices have reached record highs, it’s more important than ever to be well-prepared and informed. After all, a home is…

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The iBuyer Phenomenon: What Realtors Need to Know

The iBuyer Phenomenon: What REALTORS® Need to Know

iBuyers are changing home sales in the real estate market. In fact, recent data shows that these tech-powered companies have already increased home prices by as much as 2.8%. This is a clear indication that this phenomenon can’t be ignored. As a realtor, it’s crucial to understand the iBuyer inside and out to be able…

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The 9 Best Ways to Lower Your Interest Rate & Monthly Payment

The 9 Best Ways to Lower Your Interest Rate & Monthly Payment

Are you looking to make your homeownership dreams come true while ensuring your monthly mortgage payments fit comfortably within your budget? Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or thinking about refinancing your existing mortgage, there are various strategies you can employ to lower your interest rate and reduce your monthly mortgage payment. Let’s explore some of…

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