Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

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With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability read more

It’s easier to get a mortgage in 2018, according to a new study

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Looser mortgage qualifying guidelines by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the past few years are beginning to have an impact on mortgage loan applications this year. An analysis published this month by CoreLogic of conventional read more

What 2017 Can Teach You About Buying a House in 2018

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Looking to buy a home in 2018? Use highlights from Trulia’s research on 2017’s home buying trends to help you make the smartest moves.

Trulia’s economics research team has spent the year digging into exactly what’s going on out there: How quickly deals are being done, who’s making them, how many are falling through. We looked into where the market has recovered, and where read more

FSBO Risks: 4 Scary Scenarios ‘For Sale by Owner’ Home Sellers Face

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Going the “For Sale by Owner” route is a tempting alternative to hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. After all, listing agents charge a commission for their work that can eat into your own profits. So why not try to read more

Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out Now

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Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the read more

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

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Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true.

Where are home values today compared to the beginning of the year?

While rates have been rising, read more

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home?

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We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market.

As a seller, you will likely read more