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A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you’re likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you’ll go when you sell, and today’s mortgage rates in order to time it just right. According to recent data, that […]

A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve as a vital component in achieving […]

7 Secrets No One Tells You That’ll Help You Buy a House Right Now (and other helpful hints!)

Once upon a time, wannabe homebuyers could leisurely peruse a variety of properties in their price range, mull over their choices, put in an offer, and presume they’ll be moving in soon enough. But how things have changed! In today’s hot seller’s market, scads of desperate house hunters scramble for limited inventory, paying sky-high prices […]

7 Reasons to Own A Home

While some people are content in renting, most have that lifelong dream of owning a home. It does come with responsibility of course, but it also has benefits that people might not realize. Tax benefits. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of […]

7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics. When you’re buying a home, here’s what an agent who’s a REALTOR® can do for you. Act as an expert guide. Buying a home typically requires a variety of forms, reports, disclosures, and other legal and financial documents. A […]

7 Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

What are the tax benefits of owning a home? Plenty of homeowners are asking themselves this right around now as they prepare to file their taxes. You may recall the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most substantial overhaul to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years—went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The […]

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Down Payment Misperceptions Persist

January 10, 2022 The majority of home buyers—87%—finance their home purchase. But some aspiring buyers may delay their purchase due to persistent myths over down payment requirements. Thirty-five percent of consumers believe they need a down payment of 16% to 20% of the purchase price. Ten percent believe they need more than 20% for a […]

PANTONE’S NEW COLOR OF 2022

We’re just going to say it: It’s been a year. In fact, it’s been a couple of years, which means we truly deserve a respite in the form of something pretty to gaze at for a change. Fortunately, the global color experts at Pantone have got us covered, with their 2022 Color of the Year—and this time, […]