Chris Garguilo's Blog Posts

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

If you’re looking to buy or sell a house, chances are you’ve heard talk about today’s rising home prices. And while this increase in home values is great news for sellers, you

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Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More Options

Sellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today

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Real Estate with Mr. G Livestream Podcast for 10-16-2021

On this Saturday's Livestream Podcast (10-16-21), we will discuss the topic, "Show I renovate or should I move?".  Topics include:  Rising Home Equities, Designing a new home or renovating

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Homebuyer Tips for Finding the One [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsThe best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track.Because of increased demand, you’ll

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What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market?

As you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve

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The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3

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Don’t Wait for a Lower Mortgage Rate – It Could Cost You

Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom out in

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Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial;

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Livestream Broadcast, Saturday's at 7 pm

On Saturday's 10-09-21 livestream broadcast, we will discuss "What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?". Topics include: Current Housing Supply, Why are prices rising,

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What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsToday’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply.Low mortgage rates and generational trends have

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111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

The financial benefits of buying a home versus 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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What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About The Current Housing Market?

There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand

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The Main Key to Understanding the Recent Rise in Mortgage Rates

Every Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent movement in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Last week, the

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4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall

Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the

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Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhen deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors.Buying a home means consistent monthly payments. Homeownership also helps

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As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth

Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable

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Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own, an Agent Can Help

If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting

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Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you.While there’s no denying the housing market is having a great year, many of the headlines are focused on 

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If You’re a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Weekly Podcasts 09-25-21

On the September 25th episode, we will take questions from buyer and seller's in today's Real Estate Market.  We will discuss Home Inspections, Appraisals, Escalation clauses and much more!;

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It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsDue to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen.Sellers can benefit from more offers to

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Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better

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Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks

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Remote Work Is Here To Stay! Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some

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Is Now the Time To Move on to a New Home?

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Livestream Podcast this Saturday, 09-18-21, at 7 pm

On this Saturday's episode, 09-18-21, we will discuss tips on making an offer on a house in today's market.  Great episode for buyers currently searching for homes. See you at 7!

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around.Buyers can take advantage of today's mortgage 

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Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the-

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5 Tips for Making Your Best Offer

In today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a buyer is critical. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low supply of houses for sale and high buyer;

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The Truth About Today’s Buyer Demand

When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know what to believe, put your trust in the

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Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home today.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses

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Fall 2021 Buyer's and Seller's Home Guides are not available for download.

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home?If you're thinking of buying or selling a home, the Fall Buyer and Seller Guides are here. Let's connect so you can get the latest digital copies.Download here:

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Livestream Podcast this Saturday, 09-11-21, at 7 pm

On this Saturday's 09-11-21 Livestream Podcast, we will discuss "Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?"  Topics will include current prices, inventory levels and

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Fact or Fiction: Homebuyer Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhen it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks like to how much houses are

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Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices,

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Understand Your Options To Avoid Foreclosure

Even though experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis, there are a number of homeowners who may be coming face-to-face with foreclosure as a possibility.

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall

If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're in today won't last forever. If you’re

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Honoring the American Workforce

Wishing you a happy and safe Labor.

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Your Agent Is Key When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsPricing your house right takes market experience and expertise.To find the best list price, your agent balances current market demand, values of homes in your neighborhood, where

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5 Reasons Today’s Housing Market Is Anything but Normal

There are many headlines out there that claim we’re reverting to a more normal real estate market. That would indicate the housing market is returning to the pre-pandemic numbers we saw from

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What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data from ApartmentList.com:“The first half

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What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The

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Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhen it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out.It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting, show it’s cared for,

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Selling Your House Is Twice as Nice [Video]

August 26, 2021Compared to this time last year, selling your house is twice as nice. Let's connect so we can strike while the iron's.

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If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically

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Why 2021 Is Still the Year To Sell Your House

If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Purchase

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What To Do with Your Vacation Home as Summer Ends

As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you may want to consider. According to research

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What Do Experts Say About Current Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates dating back to 2016 and where today falls by

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Options for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWith a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box.Work with your trusted real estate advisors to do things like assess your budget, 

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"Real Estate wit Mr. G" Live Podcast for Saturday, 08-21-21 at 7 pm

This Saturday's, 08-21-21, Livestream Podcast at 7 pm will discuss, "More Young People are Buying Homes". Topics will include: The Increase in Age, Low Mortgages, Higher Incomes, and much, much!

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Tired of Rising Rents? (Video)

cAugust 19, 2021Rents have risen consistently over the last 30 years, and they're not showing signs of stopping. August 19, 2021 Rents have risen consistently over the last 30 years, and they

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More Young People Are Buying Homes

There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason

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Real Estate: It’s Still a Lack of Supply, Not a Lack of Demand

One of the major questions real estate experts are asking today is whether prospective homebuyers still believe purchasing a home makes sense. Some claim rapidly rising home prices are impacting

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What Does Being in a Sellers’ Market Mean?

Whether or not you’ve been following the real estate industry lately, there’s a good chance you’ve heard we’re in a serious sellers’ market. But what does that really

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A Look at Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for Sellers

When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a seller, you know

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Sellers Are in a Sweet Spot [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIn today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house.That’s because homes are selling fast, receiving 4.4 offers on

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The Economic Impact of a Home Sale (Video)

When you buy a home, you're making a difference in your community. Let's connect today so you can be an economic driver and a homeowner too.Subscribe to my individual blog to receive daily updated

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Livestream Podcast for this Saturday, 08-14-21, at 7 pm

On this Saturday's Episode at 7 pm, we will discuss "Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium."  Topics will include: Amenities, Low Maintenance, More Affordability, and much,

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The Best Use of Time (and Money) When It Comes to Renovations

In the current sellers’ market, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be remodeled before they list their house. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in.

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Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades?

There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s

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Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.

It’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. If you’re a first-time buyer looking for a starter

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Your Community and Economic Impacts of a Home Sale

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. What you may not realize is that

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"Real Estate wit Mr. G" Live Podcast for Saturday, 08-07-21 at 7 pm

On this Saturday’s, 08-07-21, Podcast at 7 pm, we will discuss the topic: “With Rents Rising, is now time to buy?” Topics include: Moratorium on Evictions, Rent Increases, Mortgage

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Ready To Sell, but Don’t Know Where You’ll Go? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of selling your house but don’t know what you should buy, you have options.Existing homes offer a wide variety of home styles, an

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Why We're Not Headed for a Housing Crash

Why We're Not Headed for a Housing CrashAugust 5, 2021Today's housing market is nothing like it was in 2008. Let's connect if you have concerns about today's market so we can talk about why it's so

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Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners: Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes

In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported:“60% of people who

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Sellers: Make Today’s Home Price Appreciation Work for You

Home prices continue to rise as we move through the summer, and that’s good news for sellers who are looking to maximize their home’s potential. If you’re on the fence

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With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?

According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached their highest point ever recorded in many areas across the country. The report found rents rose

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Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Podcast this Saturday at 7 pm

On this Saturday's Broadcast, 07/31/21 at 7 pm, we have a special guest speaker, Rob Thompson, owner of "Hawkeye Inspection Service". We will discuss what actually a home inspection is, how it is

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Time Is Money When It Comes to Your Home

Time Is Money When It Comes to Your HomeJuly 29, 2021If you bought your home a number of years ago, chances are you have a lot of opportunities between your home equity and today's low mortgage.

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Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You - INFOGRAPHIC

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again.The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay,

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Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):“Conventional conforming

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4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four

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A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Seller

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for

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3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE);

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Why Homeownership Is Still The American Dream (Video)

Why Homeownership Is Still The American DreamOwning your home provides many benefits, including stability, safety, and personal pride. Let's connect if you're dreaming of homeownership this year

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Real Estate with Mr.G - Livestream Broadcast of 07-24-21 PREVIEW

This Saturday at 7 pm, we will discuss whether or not the Real Estate Market is showing signs of cooling down.  Very informative episode geared to new homebuyers.  See you at 7 pm! 

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Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsThe language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage

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Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both

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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in,

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3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise?

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Weekly Podcast for 07-17-21 (Video Preview)

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and Every Saturday at 7 pm.This week's topic: "Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns"A must see discussion for today's home purchasers!View at: 

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Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsBuyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news

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Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it

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Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?

An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we

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Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market | MyKCM

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the

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4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re

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How to Stay Motivated as a Buyer in a Sellers' Market (VIDEO)

If you're a homebuyer, today's market requires patience and persistence. Let's connect to make sure you have an expert guide along the.

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Livestream Podcast this Saturday, 07-10-21, at 7 pm

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and every Saturday at 7 pm.This week's topic: "The Truths Young Homebuyers Need to Hear!" A must see discussion for today's young homebuyers who are looking to

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Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsThe amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically.On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the

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Selling Your House in Today's Market? Make Sure You Price It Right.

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

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A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" - Podcast for 07-03-21 at 7 pm

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and every Saturday at 7 pm.This week's topic: "What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?" A must see discussion for today's home

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Summer is a Great Time for an Upgrade! (VIDEO)

Summer Is a Great Time To UpgradeJuly 1, 2021If you're ready to upgrade your home, summer is a great time to do so. Let's connect to get your house listed so you can find your dream.

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Happy Independence Day 2021!

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence.

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Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.

The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions

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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation

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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest 

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Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent

Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and Every Saturday at 7 pm

This week's topic: "5 Tips for Homebuyers for When Making an Offer in Today's Market."  A must see discussion for today's home purchasers.You can view at the following sites.https:/

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Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsToday’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers.Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and home prices

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Tips for Seller (Video 6-24-21)

Tips for Today's Sellers June 24, 2021 Even in today's ultimate sellers' market, it's key to have an expert guide when you sell your house. Let's connect to optimize your home sale this.

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Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still Strong

The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the challenges of the

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a

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Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home!

You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important?

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Owning a Home Has Distinct Financial Benefits Over Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhen you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising rents, and you don’t benefit from home price appreciation.On

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" - Livestream Broadcast, Saturday 6-19-21 at 7 pm.

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and Every Saturday at 7 pm. This week's topic: Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage! We will discuss how more people who wished to sell their

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Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation

The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that

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Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired

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Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A

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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 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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Preparing your Home for Sale (Old Vintage Reel)

I came across an old black and white educational film from the 1950's giving tips on how to prepare your home for sale.  Though older, it is still very informative.  Enjoy!;

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My Seller and Buyer Guides are NOW available for Summer 2021!

These guides can be downloaded at: https://realestatewithmrg.blog/resource-materials/;

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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 Great 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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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Weekly Podcasts

"Real Estate with Mr. G" PodcastsReal Estate with Mr. G" Livestream every Saturday Evening at 7:00 PM. This week's episode, we will discuss "6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month". Go

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Dreaming of a Larger 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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Six (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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We Remember, Today and Always

We remember and honor those who gave.

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Preview of "Real Estate with Mr. G" this Saturday, 05/29/21 at 7 pm

TOPIC: Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading? Watch at https://realestatewithmrg.blog/broadcast-live/                       

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Super 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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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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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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3 Housing Options for Seniors Nearing Retirement

My personal blog, RealEstatewithMrG.blog,  is getting more popular. Below is a 5th submission from an outside writer requesting to post on my blog. You can view and subscribe if you wish.

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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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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 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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Preview of "Real Estate with Mr. G" this Saturday at 7 pm

                                       (click the graphic above to see video!)On the May 22nd

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How to prepare for a bidding war in today's HOT Market! (VIDEO)

                                  (Click on above graphic to see video)It's Critical To Be Prepared for a Bidding

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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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Most 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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Please 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! (Great Graphic)

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 Property 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 Throughout The Year

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of ppreciation 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 No

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 Possibly 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 Increase 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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Four (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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Most 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? Good question!

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? April 2021

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 (2021)

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 Strong 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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Four (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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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Live Broadcast at 7 pm, tomorrow, at 7 pm

On this episode we will discuss whether or not we will have the same Real Estate Bubble burst that we had back in 2007.  We will compare the economies, discuss about creating more inventory by

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Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Current Real Estate Headlines - Real Estate with Mr. G Newsletter 04-23-21

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,

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

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 Current 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 New Home

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

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82,338 WONDERFUL 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 Long 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’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to

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Real Estate with Mr. G - Livestream Broadcast, Saturday 4-17-21 at 7 pm.

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Tax Refund + Stimulus = Home Ownership Video (Click on Graphic)

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Checks May Help You Reach Your Homeownership GoalsApril 15, 2021If you're ready to buy your first home, your tax refund and stimulus savings may cover more of a down

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Why This Is a Great Year to List Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacatios we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on

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93% of Americans Believe a House Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re

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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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Four (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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Top 4 Reasons to Own a Home

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Tax Refund + Stimulus = Home Ownership NEWSLETTER

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Some HighlightsIf your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that

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Most Recent 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 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675

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Homeownership is Chock 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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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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Yes, it's a seller's market, but you shouldn't try to sell on your own.

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For SaleBy Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted

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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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Is Owning a Home 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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