Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

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WHAT IS INFLATION AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT ME? Inflation is a decline in the value of money that can lead to: Decreased Purchasing Power: As prices rise, your dollar won’t stretch as far as it used to. So you’ll be able to purchase fewer goods and services with a limited budget. Increased Borrowing Costs: In an effort to curb …

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block     We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!   If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most …

The State of Real Estate in 2022

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A Return to ‘Normal’? The State of Real Estate in 2022 Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in a buying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% between August 2020 and August 2021.1 However, there were signs in the fourth quarter that the red-hot housing market was …

20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List

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Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of unique gifts for every “type” on …

20 real estate acronyms you need to know

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If you’re actively searching for a home, you’ve probably poured over dozens or even hundreds of listings. Real estate listings include quite a bit of information, so abbreviations are a popular way to shorten the write-up. However, this can be confusing if you’re not familiar with all of the acronyms. Learning some of the most […]

Pros and cons of buying a home near a school

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When searching for a home, the house itself is just one of many points to consider. You have to think about the location, too, especially the area immediately surrounding the property. If you’re interested in a home that’s near a school, you should understand how it might affect your living situation. While some people are […]

New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?

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Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance between …

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home for the First Time

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Being confined inside over the past year made many consider the question, “Is it time to commit to buying a home for the first time?” If you, like many others, are still left with these lingering thoughts, you likely have a loose idea of what you’re looking for as a fist-time homebuyer. But all the excitement can make it easy …