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Where Are Home Prices Headed In 2022?

Are you thinking of selling your home in the next few months? Or perhaps you’re in the market to buy? Here’s a look at where home prices might be headed as we move into the new year. Things may be slowing down a little, but experts do not expect home prices to drop. The housing […]

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Quote Of The Week: “The Housing Market Is On A Tear”

The pandemic-provoked rush to move has set the real estate market on fire. If you have friends or family shopping for a new place to live, you’ve undoubtedly heard complaints of ultra-competitive bidding wars, slim inventory, and inflated prices. Clients want to know whether the red hot housing market is due for a fall, or […]

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New Home? Don’t Miss March 1 Deadline To File For Florida Homestead

Florida residents: There’s an important deadline quickly approaching. If you purchased a new, primary residence in Florida, you have until March 1 to apply for homestead status. Florida residents are entitled to important property tax discounts on their primary and permanent residence, or “homestead.” The Florida Property Tax Exemption for Homesteaded Property provides valuable tax benefits to owners of real property […]

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Higher Mortgage Loan Limits Help Home Buyers

Home mortgage officials just announced changes that could make it easier for you to borrow to buy a home in 2021. Here’s the details: You can now borrow more and have your loan considered as “conforming.” What is a conforming loan? A conforming loan is one that meets all requirements of Fannie Mae and Freddie […]

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Real Estate Winners And Losers: Taking A Closer Look

Like many other investors, you probably own a handful of REITs or real estate mutual funds in your portfolio. Publicly traded real estate, whether packaged inside real estate mutual funds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), has been a perennial investor favorite, offering decent income payouts, good portfolio diversification, inflation protection, and tax benefits. Lately, as […]

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These Young Consumers Are Buying Their First Home During The Pandemic

It takes a lot of courage to move forward with a life-changing financial decision in the midst of the pandemic. But many young consumers are doing just that. They are forging ahead with their very first home purchase in one of the most uncertain economic climates we’ve ever experienced. In fact, Client Associate Scott Weigel, whom […]

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12 Most Affordable Housing Markets For First-Time Homebuyers

Young Americans are priced out of real estate markets in many of their favorite cities. Home values are so high in relation to income in the nation’s leading metropolitan areas that young home-buyers would need decades to save enough money to put down a 20% down payment. But it doesn’t need to be that way. […]

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Refinancing Done Right: When A Mortgage Re-Do Generates Big Savings

Rates are lower than ever, so we’ve been helping several clients explore mortgage refinancing options. When a refinancing is done right, it can save you thousands of dollars. But not every potential refi makes the cut. Sometimes the expenses just don’t justify the potential savings. But the refi that closed last week for our clients […]

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Higher Mortgage Limits In 2020 Make Buying/Refinancing Easier

Are you buying or refinancing a home? Recent changes in mortgage loans may make it easier and cheaper to borrow. For 2020, conforming mortgage loan limits are rising to $510,400 in most areas and $765,600 in high cost areas like Washington D.C. (The max amount first started at $417,000 after the real estate meltdown and […]

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Owning May Still Be The American Dream, But More People Are Opting For The Rental Lifestyle

Owning your own home may still be the American dream, but over the last decade, there’s been a huge evolution in how Americans view renting. “The recession pushed many to rent out of necessity,” say real estate experts at RENTCafé. But “the economic expansion which followed, coupled with changing attitudes towards family and homeownership, lead […]

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