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Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMany people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let

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Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?

Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers?If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable

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Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than EverThere’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But

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Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market

Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing MarketWhen the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to

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Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts&

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Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ MarketAs there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be

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Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting One

Buying a Home May Make More Financial Sense Than Renting OneIf rising home prices leave you wondering if it makes more sense to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market, consider

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3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

3 Graphs To Show This Isn’t a Housing BubbleWith all the headlines and buzz in the media, some consumers believe the market is in a housing bubble. As the housing market shifts, you

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Why Are People Moving Today?

Why Are People Moving Today?Buying a home is a major life decision. That’s true whether you’re purchasing for the first time or selling your house to fuel a move. And if you&rsquo

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Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThe housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if&

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A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from Fiction

A Real Estate Professional Helps You Separate Fact from FictionIf you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t

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Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.

Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time. Want To Buy a Home? Now May Be the Time.There are more homes for sale today than at any time last year. So, if you tried to buy a home

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A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Window of Opportunity for HomebuyersMortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As a result,

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What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation? What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what;

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Great News About Housing Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]

Great News About Housing Inventory [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsExperts say the number of homes for sale is growing this year, and that can have a big impact on your move.If you’re

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Think Home Prices Are Adjusting-

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Home Prices Are Adjusting-

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall??

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Housing Market - July 21, 2022

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Market Update - July 21, 2022

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again-

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall?

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Home Prices Are NOT Going To Fall

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Home Prices is adjusting...

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?

Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You

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Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for HomebuyersIf you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on

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Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a 

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Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIt’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home.When you buy, you can

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Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a Bubble

Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a BubbleWith so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To

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Should I Buy a Home Right Now?

Should I Buy a Home Right Now?If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I wait? While

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Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the YearThe housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you

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The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers

The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for HomebuyersOver the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent. The drop happened over

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Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move [INFOGRAPHIC] #yukikorealtor #dre01881909

Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAccording to the latest data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $64,000 in home

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What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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How Your Equity Can Grow over Time

How Your Equity Can Grow over TimeIt’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As

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Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?

Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – success,

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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!« Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as

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Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBased on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years

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If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical

If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is CriticalIt can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your

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Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance ProgramsA recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying

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A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

A Key Opportunity for HomebuyersThere’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers

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Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble

Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a BubbleYou may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand

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Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why an Agent Is Essential When Pricing Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen it comes to pricing your house, there’s a lot to consider. The only way to ensure you price it right is

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Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at&

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Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home LoanOnce you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking

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The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past YearIf you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks

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Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some AmericansToday we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real

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More Listings Are Coming onto the Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

More Listings Are Coming onto the Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWorried you won’t be able to find your next home after you sell? You should know data from realtor.com

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Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price DepreciationExperts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what’s happening with home prices. And some of

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A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House

A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your HouseIf you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move.

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Is the Housing Market Correcting?

Is the Housing Market Correcting? Is the Housing Market Correcting?If you’re following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave

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More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever Before

More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever BeforeAmericans’ opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. That’s according to an annual 

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The Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you

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Luxury Homes Are in High Demand

Luxury Homes Are in High DemandAs people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into

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What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?

What Are the Best Options for Today’s First-Time Homebuyers?If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’re likely balancing several factors. Because both mortgage rates 

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Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move UpAre you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I?

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Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House

Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your HouseIf your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’

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History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing

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How Homeownership Impacts You

How Homeownership Impacts YouJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes

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Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the Past

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the PastIn today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options

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What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for the Housing Market?If you’re thinking of buying or selling a house, you’re at an exciting decision point. And anytime you make

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Remember and Honor Those Who Gave All

Remember and Honor Those Who Gave AllWe remember and honor those who gave.

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Bright Days Are Ahead When You Move Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Bright Days Are Ahead When You Move Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWarmer weather and longer days mean summer is almost here. Celebrate by upgrading to the home of your dreams so you can

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Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation Home

Why Summer Is a Great Time To Buy a Vacation HomeYou may be someone who looks forward to summer each year because it gives you an opportunity to rest, unwind, and enjoy more quality time with your

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How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your Community

How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your Community How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your CommunityIf you’re thinking of buying or 

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Sellers Have an Opportunity as Home Prices Re-Accelerate

Sellers Have an Opportunity as Home Prices Re-AccelerateAs mortgage rates started to rise this year, many homeowners began to wonder if the value of their homes would fall. Here’s

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Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best Advice

Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best AdviceBecause buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy

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What You Actually Need To Know About the Number of Foreclosures in Today’s Housing Market

While you may have seen recent stories about the volume of foreclosures today, context is important. During the pandemic, many homeowners were able to pause their mortgage payments using the

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Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home

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Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide.In today’s 

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Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over

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The One Thing Every Homeowner Needs To Know About a Recession

A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, and

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How Homeownership Can Bring You Joy

How Homeownership Can Bring You JoyIf you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of

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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today

In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a 

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