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Making Your New Home Wish List
Posted by John Hardy - Jun 5, 2020, 10:00 AM
If you’ve spent the past months confined to your home, this extra time is a…
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Share of Single American Homeowners Reaches 118-Year High
Posted by Mike Dein - Jun 3, 2020, 9:44 AM
In 2019, single Americans owned 38.4% of US housing stock, the largest…
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Market Forecast May 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - May 28, 2020, 9:44 AM
Mortgage rates have not moved significantly in recent weeks, continuing to…
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Where Home Prices may be Headed Post-Pandemic
Posted by John Hardy - May 27, 2020, 9:31 AM
As states start to reopen, and people go back to work, most Realtors®…
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Former Airbnb Rentals May Soon be For Sale
Posted by John Hardy - May 25, 2020, 9:22 AM
As social distancing continues, many Airbnb owners shift their business…
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What to Expect from Home Buyers, Home Sellers, and Renters Post-Pandemic
Posted by John Hardy - May 15, 2020, 8:22 AM
Widespread layoffs and furloughs have caused economic disruption and social…
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Build-to-Rent Neighborhoods Popular Among Property Investors
Posted by Mike Dein - May 13, 2020, 9:36 AM
Investors who buy to sell, buy a home for a low price, improve it and sell…
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Expanded Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know
Posted by Mike Dein - May 11, 2020, 10:55 AM
The CARES Act was passed to expand unemployment benefits to all workers…
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Money Moves to Make While Interest Rates are Low
Posted by Mike Dein - May 8, 2020, 8:42 AM
Americans are judging how the economic slowdown will impact their finances.…
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Protect Your Credit Score During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Posted by Mike Dein - May 6, 2020, 9:51 AM
According to a TransUnion survey of over 3,000 people, nearly 60% of…
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Questions You Can Ask the Neighbors Before You Buy Your New Home
Posted by John Hardy - May 4, 2020, 9:22 AM
Shopping for a new home in a new area? Neighbors could be your greatest…
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5 Ways Coronavirus May Impact Housing Trends
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 29, 2020, 9:24 AM
Recent data shows sales across the country have slowed during a season that…
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Shelter-At-Home Improvement Projects
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 27, 2020, 9:13 AM
Stay-at-home orders have disrupted routines. While isolating, there are…
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Know Your Options: Forbearance or Refinance?
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 24, 2020, 10:47 AM
Many are experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19 related closures.…
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4 Features That May be Hard to Find in Your Next Home
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 20, 2020, 9:35 AM
Your search for a new home may involve some compromises, especially if you…
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How Home Buyers Have Adapted to Socially Distant Home Sellers
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 17, 2020, 10:17 AM
Realtors are using technology to create virtual tours and give prospective…
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4 Signs Your Home’s Value Is Declining
Posted by John Hardy - Apr 13, 2020, 10:23 AM
Your home could be your biggest investment. Even if you are not planning on…
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Why a Recession Does Not Mean a Housing Crisis
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 8, 2020, 10:16 AM
As we react to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the word “recession”…
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Avoid These Costly Refinance Mistakes
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 6, 2020, 10:03 AM
Considering a refinance because you've heard about “historically low…
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What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan Means for You
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 3, 2020, 11:22 AM
The coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic has caused a global economic slowdown…
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What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Mortgage or Rent Payment
Posted by Mike Dein - Apr 1, 2020, 10:59 AM
In times of economic stress, many families may be wondering what to do if…
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Financial Moves You Can Make During Coronavirus Quarantine
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 27, 2020, 9:20 AM
Coronavirus news has left a lot of us thinking about our finances. During…
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Flexible Ways to Use the FHA Loan
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 25, 2020, 10:50 AM
The FHA Loan is a popular home loan for first-time home buyers because of…
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Why the Fed’s Rate Cut Does Not Mean 0% Mortgage Rates
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 23, 2020, 10:04 AM
Last Sunday the Federal Reserve cut Federal Funds rates to nearly 0%. It…
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How Paying Off Debt Sets You Up for Financial Success
Posted by Mike Dein - Mar 4, 2020, 8:31 AM
Everyone is trying to spend less and save more, but the key to financial…
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What to Know About Buying a Home Near Water
Posted by John Hardy - Mar 3, 2020, 10:25 AM
Many homeowners are still dealing with last year's flood. Here's some good…
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Braised Corned Beef Brisket
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 29, 2020, 9:45 AM
A St. Patrick's Day must-have in our house. My kids HATED corned beef until…
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Household Items You Should Be Cleaning but Probably Aren’t
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 28, 2020, 9:08 AM
Did you know that the kitchen is the germiest part of your home? Cleaning…
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9 Million Homeowners Could Save with a Refinance
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 25, 2020, 8:55 AM
On the fence about a refinance? About 9.4 million homeowners could save an…
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Should you look at homes outside your budget?
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 23, 2020, 1:39 PM
Why would you look at homes outside your budget. There are a few reasons…
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What can you do about your debt before you buy a home?
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 12, 2020, 8:53 AM
When you apply for a mortgage, or any other loan or line of credit, your…
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Caution: What to Know When Buying a Home in Another Country
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 10, 2020, 3:04 PM
Whether you plan to purchase an international vacation home or move abroad…
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How to Accurately Price Your Home for Sale
Posted by John Hardy - Feb 6, 2020, 9:33 AM
Your home has probably appreciated since you bought it but do you know how…
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Home Sellers See Record Profits
Posted by Mike Dein - Feb 3, 2020, 1:14 PM
In 2019, sellers netted an average of $65,500, the highest level in 13…
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4 Housing Trends to Expect in 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 29, 2020, 11:37 AM
The Federal Open Market Committee met for the first time in 2020 and based…
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4 Questions to Answer Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 27, 2020, 10:09 AM
A refinance is a new loan that comes a new mortgage and closing costs.…
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Market Forecast January 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 24, 2020, 11:02 AM
Market Forecast: FHFA House Price Index, Mortgage Applications, Existing…
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Could Densification Give Builders More Space to Build?
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 22, 2020, 9:14 AM
Across the country, home shoppers are competing over a limited homes. That…
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3 Surprising Documents You May Need for Your Mortgage Application
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 20, 2020, 10:22 AM
Be prepared before you start your application. Before you apply, gather…
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Credit Score Myths You Might Believe
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 17, 2020, 9:45 AM
Typically, a higher credit score shows lenders that you're responsible with…
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Rising Childcare Costs Hurt Homeownership
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 15, 2020, 9:33 AM
A major challenge, when it comes to affording a home, is the high cost of…
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Your New Home Checklist
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 13, 2020, 9:10 AM
Moving into a new home is exciting – and can be overwhelming.  That’s why…
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Housing Market May See An Early Home Buying Season
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 8, 2020, 10:48 AM
Lower rates plus a more stable interest rate environment will likely…
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Preventing Ring Doorbell and Camera Hacks
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 6, 2020, 10:57 AM
Ring has been in the news lately for cyber criminals hacking into cameras…
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Watch Out for Haphazard Home Renovations
Posted by John Hardy - Jan 2, 2020, 4:39 PM
Buying a home that was recently renovated can be a great find or a big…
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Fannie Mae: Upbeat Outlook for New Home Construction in 2020
Posted by Mike Dein - Jan 2, 2020, 4:29 PM
Researchers predict single-family housing starts will accelerate 10% in…
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What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2020
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 30, 2019, 10:22 AM
Although recession rumors persisted throughout 2019, the economy does not…
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Is the home the next family heirloom?
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 27, 2019, 1:17 PM
What do you do if you inherit a house? The three main options, move into…
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Cash-Out Refinances Reach 12-Year High
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 26, 2019, 7:06 AM
According to a data analytics firm, refinance volume climbed 132% in the…
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End-of-Year Finance Mistakes to Avoid
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 23, 2019, 10:55 AM
Pay attention to finances now or it could cost you next year. Review your…
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Americans of All Ages are Not Moving
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 19, 2019, 1:46 PM
If you’ve been house hunting in recent months, you’ve probably noticed…
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Real Estate Experts Warn Against These Kitchen Trends
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 16, 2019, 1:20 PM
What was hot will soon be not. Watch out granite, quartz is here to stay.
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Avoid Debt this Holiday Season
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 13, 2019, 1:32 PM
You want to shower your loved ones with gifts but you don't want the…
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What Co-Signing on Someone Else’s Mortgage Means for You
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 11, 2019, 10:09 AM
If you have a good credit and steady income you may be asked to co-sign…
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Rental Rates Rise, Especially for Single-Family Homes
Posted by Mike Dein - Dec 9, 2019, 10:59 AM
Renters are about to start paying more every month, according to data from…
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Commonly Overlooked Home Hazards
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 4, 2019, 10:01 AM
You don’t have to save your cleaning for the spring! Zillow researchers…
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Buying a Home for the Holidays
Posted by John Hardy - Dec 2, 2019, 10:20 AM
During the holidays, home buying and selling activity tends to slow down,…
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Carne De Puerco En Chile Verde (Pork with Green Chili)
Posted by John Hardy - Nov 15, 2019, 1:45 PM
This Mexican Chile Verde is made with tender pieces of pork simmered in a…
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5 Home Improvement Trends from the Home Improvement Research Institute
Posted by Mike Dein - Nov 13, 2019, 11:14 AM
Many homeowners are taking advantage of lower mortgage rates to reinvest in…
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Seniors Need to Consider the Financial Perspective of Their Home
Posted by aneedham - Nov 11, 2019, 10:43 AM
After years of living independently and countless memories, you’ve made the…
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