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Should We Sell Our Home Or Keep It As A Rental?

Many homeowners who are preparing to move from one home to another ask themselves this question. Human nature compels us to cling to the things we care about and consider valuable. In order to make an informed decision here are a few things to consider. This article is strictly meant to be thought provoking and should not in any way be...

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Topics: Housing

Housing's Inventory Issue

The housing market's gradual recovery continues to face one major obstacle in many local markets: Limited inventory.

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Topics: Economy Housing

Helping Buyers Find Homes (and Love) This Valentine’s Day

Do you know a buyer looking to relocate? When selecting a new locale, homebuyers might consider home prices, per capita income, educational opportunities or employment rates. But if your customers are alone this Valentine’s Day, perhaps it’s time to consider the romance quotient.

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Topics: Housing

Mortgages For One

Mortgages are often thought of as a two-person operation, but that trend is starting to shift in the real estate market as individuals are increasingly seeking home loans on their own. Buyers who choose to go it alone enjoy some unique freedoms like not being tied to another person's credit or employment history. However, they also may...

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education Economy Housing

5 Things NOT To Do During The Closing Process

Keeping things consistant throughout the closing process will help ensure you have a predictable and stress-free closing experience. Here are 5 tips from our closing experts.

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Topics: Housing New Home Buying

Buying A Home For Retirement

Low mortgage rates and improving optimism across the country have helped entice first-time homebuyers into the market. Several recent studies have shown that in most areas, buying a home is a superior fiscal option than renting, and as a result, many lifelong renters have become homeowners. However, it's not only young people that have been...

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education Housing New Home Buying