Shawna Newsome-Odoi's Blog Posts

Many Homeowners are Wondering, 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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The Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to AppreciateIt’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a

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Right Now You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home

Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next HomeThis year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to 

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Why 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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Learn How Your Credit Score Impacts Your Mortgage Application

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

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The Financial Benefits of Homeownership

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

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5 Reasons Why Selling Your Home This Spring Is a Great Idea

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SpringWhen 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

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Why Millennials Are Asking: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

Why Millennials Are Asking: 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

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

47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are TodayHeadlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become

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

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble

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Why Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting OneIf spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you;

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Expert Projections for the Job Market in 2021

What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job MarketEarlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy

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