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Your Credit Before Buying a Home

What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking … Continue reading

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What Will Homes Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?

Home buyers’ needs are changing. Find out what features are at the top of their wish lists and how new housing developments are evolving. October 6, 2020 by Lee Nelson 3 Takeaways: Buyers are mainly interested in single-family homes with more square … Continue reading

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What You Should Really Know About Browsing for Homes Online

It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s important to take everything with a grain of salt! Oh, let’s just admit it, shall we? Browsing for homes online is a window shopper’s Shangri-La. The elegantly decorated rooms, the sculpted gardens, the colorful front … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

There are a lot of steps to buying a house, and that takes time: It takes 50 days on average to just close on a home. How long does it take to buy a house? A lot depends on how much time you … Continue reading

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Buyer Competition Expected to Be Steep This Spring

March 6, 2020 Fewer homes were on the market in February compared to a year prior, and home prices are rising as inventory continues to tighten, according to realtor.com®’s February Housing Trends Report. That has prompted economists to predict a … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Climb 3.6% in December

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2020) – Existing-home sales grew in December, bouncing back after a slight fall in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Although the Midwest saw sales decline, the other three major U.S. regions reported meaningful growth … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2019) – Existing-home sales inched up in August, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major regions reported a rise in sales, while the West recorded a … Continue reading

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Gap Widens Between What Buyers Want, What’s for Sale

Home buyers are finding fewer homes for sale that are meeting their price expectations. Half of all home buyers say they’re looking for a home priced under $288,000. But that is 9.1% below—or $27,000 less–than the median list price of … Continue reading

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Lower Mortgage Rates May Sprout Early Spring Buying Season

Mortgage rates inched lower for the third consecutive week. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater says the lower rates bode well for the spring home buying season, typically the busiest time of the year for home shopping. “Mortgage rates … … Continue reading

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