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October 12, 2018

The Extra Challenges of Buying a Home in a Big City

Researchers estimate that around 68 percent of the population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. The population has been on an upward shift from rural to urban areas for decades. The human population is growing and creating a bigger need for urban living spaces. The good news is, there are lots of conveniences to living in the big city. You’ll be close to public transit, have access to more eating and entertainment venues, and gain faster and more reliable internet access.

However, there are also some additional challenges to buying a home in a big city versus a small town that home buyers must consider. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons before [...]

 
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October 12, 2018

Moving With Your Pet? Here’s How to Ease the Transition

Moving can be stressful for a pet. Learn how to ease your the transition when moving with your pet by keeping these tips and tricks in mind next time you plan to uproot and move to a new home.
 
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October 10, 2018

Fall Housing Market Outlook: Change Is Underway

As we enter the fall sales season, fundamental changes are underway in many housing markets. According to the most recent existing home sales reports from the National Association of Realtors, after three years of shrinking supplies of homes for sale and rapidly rising home prices, the inventory crisis is waning and prices are leveling off.

One reason for the change in direction is lagging demand. Existing home sales fell below last year’s levels in April, May, June, and July―the heart of the home-buying season. Price hikes generated by shortages of inventory have outpaced incomes and put buying a home beyond the reach of hundreds of thousands of potential first-time [...]

 
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October 5, 2018

The Best Cities In The US For Solo First-Time Buyers

Those buying alone are often relocating; perhaps for work or maybe due to a lack of affordable homes in their current area which causes them to have many more restrictions and fewer options. Which cities are the best cities in the US for solo first-time homebuyers?
 
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October 3, 2018

Five Hottest US Luxury Home Markets

The upper end of real estate markets often behaves very differently than the mid and lower levels. As a result, the national picture for luxury properties looks very different compared to mid or lower level homes. Check out the top hottest markets for luxury homes as well as surprisingly pricey ones.
 
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September 28, 2018

Single-Family Rentals: It’s a Great Time to Be a Landlord

As more and more young families learn about this alternative to apartment living, they are finding single-family rentals in virtually every market. Here's why its a great time to be a landlord.
 
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September 27, 2018

Cities With Volatile Housing Markets

Once red-hot markets are at a point where they will begin to see downward pricing pressure. Where is most likely to experience volatility in the near future? Check out these cities with volatile housing markets.
 
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September 25, 2018

What Happens to a Mortgage in an Emergency?

Ever wonder what happens to a mortgage in an emergency? Hopefully, you'll never have to find out, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
 
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September 24, 2018

Dogs Digs: How to Find the Perfect Home for You and Your Furry Friend

When It’s Time to Find a Palace That’s Fit for a Puppy…

As a dog owner, you likely place your pup’s needs right up there with your own. If this is the case, then choosing a new home shouldn’t be an exception. In fact, several studies show that people are placing more and more importance on the happiness and safety of their dogs when it comes to home buying. An article by Time cites a study conducted by SunTrust Mortgage that found that one-third of millennials purchased homes strictly based on their pet ownership.

When purchasing a home with your dog in mind, there are a few factors to remember. In addition to finding a home with enough [...]

 
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September 19, 2018

Buying a Home Without Maxing Out Your Budget

Are you looking to buy a home, before you purchase that house of your dreams, be sure that you know how to buy a home without maxing out your budget.
 
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September 18, 2018

Effects of Stock Market on Real Estate Markets

The stock market and home equity are the two largest forms of wealth in the United States. Check out the several factors that correlate the stock market and real estate, and the areas where homebuyers should pay attention.
 
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September 17, 2018

How to Best Work With a Real Estate Agent: A Buyer’s Guide

Your real estate agent can be an asset when buying a home. Here are some tips to make the most of your relationship, in a homebuyer's guide to dealing with Realtors.

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