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

By Jessica Couch | Jul 28, 2021

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 reasons why that won’t happen. 1. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the […]

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A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

By Jessica Couch | Jul 26, 2021

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 sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house […]

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3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

By Jessica Couch | Jul 26, 2021

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) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate report. Here are three hot topics from the list and how they impact today’s […]

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

By Jessica Couch | Jul 23, 2021

Some Highlights The 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 rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers, while home price appreciation continues to grow home equity, […]

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Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

By Jessica Couch | Jul 22, 2021

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 buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping […]

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

By Jessica Couch | Jul 21, 2021

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 scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working […]

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3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

By Jessica Couch | Jul 20, 2021

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 nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back […]

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

By Jessica Couch | Jul 19, 2021

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 a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if […]

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Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Jul 16, 2021

Some Highlights Buyers 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 for buyers and the overall market. Although the supply increases are modest, more homes means more options for […]

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