Daniel Kaercher's Blog Posts

The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market....

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That person can advise you on important things like pricing 

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Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer ......

Some HighlightsLonger days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of your dreams?If your needs have changed,&

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Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again....

During the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies out of business (ex. Lehman

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Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand...

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared

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In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price....

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some

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Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second Home.....

When stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An office (in some cases two), a media room, space for

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Top Reasons To Own Your Home ......

Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help

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Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?....

Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to work remotely for the long-term or your overall needs

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What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?....

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to

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What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?.....

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to

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6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month...

Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast ....

Some HighlightsIn today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea.Four years ago, the average house spent 39 days on the market.

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How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You.....

There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors

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Buying a Home Is Still Affordable.....

The last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and

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Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?..

As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say

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3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House...

Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means

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Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment .....

Some HighlightsFor the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment among Americans.Real estate has been gaining ground against stocks,

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Should I Move or Refinance?..

The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a

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Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market....

One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for

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Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold.....

Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a

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Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs.....

When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for

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When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money ......

Some HighlightsSelling a house is no small task. If you decide to try to do it on your own, keep in mind you’ll be responsible for all the expert-level work of a real estate professional

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Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert...

Homebuyers are flooding the housing market right now to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Many have a sense of urgency to find a home soon since experts forecast a steady

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It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance....

Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed

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Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate...

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google 

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now.....

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is

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The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval ...

Some Highlights Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune.....

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now

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Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?...

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now...

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there&

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Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable....

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While 

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Should I Buy Now or Wait? ......

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts

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Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?...

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would

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Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year....

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra

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Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?...

Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second

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4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House....

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell

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This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply....

Some HighlightsIn a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market.When

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Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines.....

Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping

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Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home.....

This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great

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82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today....

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner

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How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?....

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you&rsquo

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Home Is Where the Heart Is ........

Home Is Where the Heart Is Some HighlightsThere’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year.The vast majority of

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Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home......

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation HomeAs vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past

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93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks...

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than StocksA recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners&

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Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes.....

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller HomesOver the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the

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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure....

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in

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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits.....

Homeownership Is Full of Financial BenefitsA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?...

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000

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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market......

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ MarketIn a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known

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Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year....

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the

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There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards....

Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of

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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?...

Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes:“The idea of a place of one

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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget.....

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it

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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market.....

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the

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Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market....

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or

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Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price....

For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That

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Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?...

Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains that the dollar amount of cash-out refinances was

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What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?....

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards&

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Americans See Major Home Equity Gains....

Some HighlightsToday’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country.If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a

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To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell....

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for

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What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy?....

Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and

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What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?....

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to

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How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home....

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a

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How to Be a Competitive Buyer in Today’s Housing Market....

Some HighlightsWith so few houses for sale today, it’s important to be prepared when you’re ready to buy a home.Meeting with your lender early, knowing your must

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Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?.....

Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced

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6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time.....

Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Instead, real estate had one of its best

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How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?....

Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news dominated real estate headlines that day

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring.....

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the

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How to Prepare Your House to Sell in Spring of 2021

How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast

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Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?...

Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to

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How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?....

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal

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Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?....

The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the

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What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?.....

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to

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It’s a Sellers’ Market ........

Some HighlightsOver the past year, homeowners have gained an unprecedented opportunity to sell with great success while buyer demand is soaring.With homes selling twice as fast as they did

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?...

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s

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How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?....

The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You....

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is

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Where Have All the Houses Gone?.....

In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners

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3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life....

There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased

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Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?......

In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year......

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of

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47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today....

Headlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become unaffordable for most Americans. In reality, there’s hard

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021.....

The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year...

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of

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47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today...

Headlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become unaffordable for most Americans. In reality, there’s hard

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 202.....

As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In their most recent Luxury Market Report,

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Top 3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble....

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing BubbleHome values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some

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6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today...

Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision...

In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to

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Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?...

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a

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Want to Build Wealth in 2021? Buy a Home This Year.

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most

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Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect Advice..

As we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s normal to reflect on everything that’s changed and wonder what

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What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You in 2021?

The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to remain favorable throughout the

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What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?...

According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?...

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to

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Why Moving in 2021 May Be Just the Boost You Need

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis,

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What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market.....

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a

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Did you Know? Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the

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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates? No, No, NO

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year.

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How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2021?.....

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage

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Why Right Now in January May Be the Time to Sell Your House

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued

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Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Massive Tsunami of Foreclosures in 2021?

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their

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Top 4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Your Home Values?

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the

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Is 2021 the Year to Sell My House?....

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should boost your confidence in the right

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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth in 2021

Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:“Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the

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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move in 2021?

The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for

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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2021......

It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’s to come, we can still have deep sentimental

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Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market.....

The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real estate to continue showing such promise? Here

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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake........

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion in 2020

In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic 

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Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This 2020 Holiday Season

If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have

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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory in 2021?

Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year. This is understandable since the appreciation of residential real estate is well above

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3 Top Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021

This year will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic

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The Holidays Aren’t Stopping 2020 Homebuyers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of

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5 Steps to Follow When Applying for Forbearance in 2021

5 Steps to Follow When Applying for ForbearanceIf you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help.

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An Honest Look at Unemployment Numbers for 2020

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report. It revealed that, though headed in the right direction, the nation’s job recovery has slowed. The

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A New Way to Shop for Homes in a 2021 Virtual World

In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital

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With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy in 2021?

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer

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Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership in 2021

Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down

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5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer in 2021

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to

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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale in 2021

This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the 

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Is Buying a Home in 2021 a Good Financial Move?

There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it has also prompted more Americans to

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home in 2021

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a HomeThis year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Yea in 2021r?

In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping 

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This 2020 Holiday Season

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the

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Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero point Zero Percent.”

There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there

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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing in the 4th Quarter

Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates. Realtor Magazine just;

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Big Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to

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Will Winter Will Bring a Flurry of Activity to the Housing Market?

In the second half of this year, the housing market surged with activity. Today, real estate experts are looking ahead to the winter season and the forecast is anything but chilly. As

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Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth in 2021

For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to

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Is it Safe to Sell My House in 2020-2021?

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy

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Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the 2020-2021 Economy

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Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there are many valuable benefits available to

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median rent continues to rise. With today’s low mortgage rates, there’s great opportunity for current renters to make a move

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Tomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not

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Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for Sellers in 2020

The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the 

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Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations in 2020

The demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak homebuying season comes to a close by early fall.

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Many people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market. However, a recent survey by Sparks Research 

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Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 

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As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices.

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Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure in 2020

Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to delay mortgage payments to a later date) could lead to an

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3 Pro Tips to Prepare Yourself for a Bidding War

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Earlier this year when the nation pressed pause on the economy and unemployment rates jumped up significantly, many homeowners were immediately concerned about being able to pay their mortgages, and

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Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American,

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One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to

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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall, 2020

6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This FallThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like

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Is Now a Good Time to Move into a Single-Story Home?

Once the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four bedrooms anymore, and it may be a great time to;

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Did You Know: A Homeowner's Net Worth is 40X Greater Than a Renter's?

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’sOne of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal

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Question: Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?

Should You Buy a Retirement Home Sooner Rather than Later?Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65. Prior to the health crisis that swept the nation in 2020, most people had to

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Why Pricing Your House Right is Essential in 2020

Why Pricing Your House Right Is EssentialIn today’s real estate market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.According to the U.S. Economic

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Where are Home Values Headed in the Next Year?

As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years

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2020 Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb

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How is the 2020 Presidential Election going to Impact Real Estate?

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic

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Forbearance Numbers Are Lower Than Expected in 2020

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Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are

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New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real EstateEarlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy TodayAccording to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re

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Benefits of Home Ownership May Reach Further Than You Think

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Are Home Values going up or down in 2020?

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning

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Unemployment: Hope is on the Horizon!

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2020 Home Buyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.

The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is

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Why Home Office Space is More Desirable Than Ever in 2020

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist,

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#75Hard and how it's changed my life

One year ago today I met my mentor Andy Frisella at the Arete Syndicate  Live event..We had dinner that night with handful of other like minded individuals, it was incredible..What I didn&rsquo

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Will the Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales in 2020?

Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy

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Family Friendly Activity During Corona-Virus

Looking for a fun activity to do as a family during these difficult times?  Give this art project a go.  My family started doing this and sharing via text with my nephews, nieces, aunts

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Need a break on Mortgage Payment? U.S. order up to a year long break!

Homeowners who have lost income or their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak are getting some relief. Depending on their situation, they should be eligible to have their mortgage payments

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Zillow is losing millions on selling homes.

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Did you know that the first Friday of every month Downtown Phoenix Holds an Art Walk?  If you're looking for something to kickoff the weekend this is it.  Plus Downtown Phoenix has

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One 2020 Home Trend you are going to want to be apart of!

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If you're anything like me your 2019 saw peaks and valleys when it comes to diet and exercise and to be honest I finished the year in a valley.Over the last 10-15 days my diet and exercise has been

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Phoenix Suns Owner Sells Paradise Valley Home

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver has set a record away from the world of basketball by selling his Paradise Valley house for $19.25 million.The sale, announced Monday, is the highest price ever paid

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An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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