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Home Sales Have Risen to 26 Percent This Year Over Last

Home Sales Have Risen to 26 Percent This Year Over Last

April 14, 2021

The pandemic has presented certain challenges in buying and selling real estate—but those challenges have done nothing to slow home sales.According to data from the National Association of REALTORS® (outlined in a recent article from REALTOR® Magazine), home sales in the United States increased a whopping 25.8 percent from November...

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Get Help Buying A Home With New Federally Backed Loan Limits in 2021

Get Help Buying A Home With New Federally Backed Loan Limits in 2021

April 07, 2021

Home prices have been steadily increasing in 2020—and as home prices increased, many buyers found they needed larger mortgages in order to purchase homes. But because there’s a limit on conforming loans, many buyers either had to explore alternative loan options (which often carry a higher interest rate) or look...

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2021 Home Decor Trends That Will Give Your Home A Whole New Vibe

2021 Home Decor Trends That Will Give Your Home A Whole New Vibe

March 31, 2021

With the arrival of each new year, it’s fun to freshen up your home and make it look and feel contemporary. Especially as we usher out 2020—a year we’ve spent far too much time looking at the same interiors—you’re probably eager to create a different vibe with the help of...

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Is it a good time to take on a Fixer-upper? Consider these issues.

Is it a good time to take on a Fixer-upper? Consider these issues.

March 19, 2021

Fixing up a property can be a fun, fulfilling experience for many homeowners. But fixer-uppers can be challenging in the best of times—and with some of the challenges in today’s market, this doesn’t exactly qualify as “the best of times.”A recent article from realtor.com outlined some of the reasons why...

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3 Things To Think About When Making A Home Offer

3 Things To Think About When Making A Home Offer

March 03, 2021

When you make an offer on a home, you want that offer to be accepted. But plenty of offers get rejected—so what, exactly, is it about those offers that make sellers say “no thanks?”A recent article from realtor.com outlined some of the most common reasons home offers get rejected, including:The...

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Record Growth in Home Appreciation Since 2014

Record Growth in Home Appreciation Since 2014

February 17, 2021

When COVID hit in March, it brought the real estate market to a virtual standstill. But as the pandemic went on, more buyers hit the market—and that demand, combined with historically low inventory, has driven the fastest home price appreciation the country has seen in years.According to data from real...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Seen 9 Million Americans Move Since It Began

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Seen 9 Million Americans Move Since It Began

February 03, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way we work and live—and, for many Americans, that includes a change of location.According to a recent article from the National Association of REALTORS®, 8.93 million Americans relocated between March 2020 (the beginning of the pandemic) and October 2020—nearly 94,000 more people than...

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Avoid These Mistakes If Buying A Home This Winter.

Avoid These Mistakes If Buying A Home This Winter.

January 26, 2021

There’s no bad time of year, or perfect time of year to buy a home. But if you’re shopping for property during the winter season, there are definitely things you want to keep in mind—and mistakes you want to avoid—during the process.But what, exactly, are those mistakes?A recent article from...

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10 Things Homebuyers Won’t Miss About 2020

10 Things Homebuyers Won’t Miss About 2020

January 15, 2021

Most of us were eager to leave 2020 behind, it was a stressful and difficult time for almost everyone. There’s one particular group of people that’s especially looking forward to 2021: homebuyers. While buying real estate is normally fun and exciting (albeit a bit stressful), 2020 has thrown too many wrenches...

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Buying a Home This Winter? Things You Need To Know:

Buying a Home This Winter? Things You Need To Know:

January 13, 2021

In a normal year, winter tends to be a buyer-friendly season; because fewer people want to buy in the winter, it can be easier for prospective buyers to find the right property at the right price.But this year is anything but normal. This winter, low inventory and high competition are...

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Remote Working Realities for Real Estate in 2021

Remote Working Realities for Real Estate in 2021

January 06, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work—and, in light of the pandemic, many companies have shifted to remote operations, giving their employees the ability to work from home.But how are these changes impacting the real estate market?A recent survey from Homes.com explored how the pandemic and...

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2020 Décor Trends You Want to Leave Behind

2020 Décor Trends You Want to Leave Behind

December 30, 2020

The pandemic has radically changed the way we live and work. It’s also had a significant impact on our home decor—and not necessarily for the better.After spending months inside, you’re probably beyond sick of looking at some of the COVID-related adjustments you’ve made. With the new year rolling in, and...

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