First Time Home Buyers

April 11, 2024

Top 5 Reasons To Hire an Agent When Buying a Home

Some Highlights

  • Hiring an agent when buying a home helps you understand the buying process and the local market.
  • They’ll also go over contracts and fine print with you, so you understand what you're agreeing to. Plus, they're good at negotiating, making sure you get the best deal ...
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April 6, 2024

Buy a Home With a 560 CREDIT SCORE and Get a Great Rate!

Been turned down because of your credit score but you have a co-borrower? Make sure to take another look at this new Fannie Mae credit feature! 

Fannie Mae's previous credit score requirement of 620 is no longer set in stone. In the past, buyers with a credit score ...

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April 4, 2024

Top Five Budget Cuts Homeowners Are Making

According to a survey by Hippo Insurance, 86% of homeowners have made compromises in their lives to manage the rising cost of living and prioritize homeownership. These compromises have predominantly affected:

  1. Dining out and entertainment, with 50% of homeowners making cuts.
  2. Travel and vacations, with 47% reducing expenses.
  3. Personal and ...
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March 28, 2024


There is so much noise in the media about the NAR Lawsuit and unfortunately they are not giving the clear facts to the Homeowners and Buyers that may have real estate needs in the near future. I will attempt to simplify this as much as possible in this article.  ...

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March 23, 2024

Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?

Thinking about buying a home? If so, you’re probably wondering: should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here’s some information that can help you decide.

What’s Next for Home Prices?

Each quarter, Fannie Mae and Pulsenomics publish the results of the Home Price ...

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March 19, 2024

12 Biggest Surprises About Owning a Home

Seasoned homeowners weigh in on what caught them off guard, what delighted them and what lessons you can learn from them.

Talk to any homeowner and they’ll probably tell you how excited they were when they first bought their home.  After they’ve lived there a while, they’re likely to ...

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March 19, 2024

4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

Are you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes for sale is still low – and that’s leading to multiple-offer scenarios. And moving into the peak homebuying season this spring, this is only expected ...

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March 8, 2024

Why We Aren't Headed for a Housing Crash

If you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data shows. And spoiler alert: that’s not in the cards. Instead, experts say home prices are going to keep going up.

Today’s market is very ...

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Feb. 24, 2024

How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You

Some Highlights

  • If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month.
  • That’s because even a small change in mortgage rates can have a big impact on your purchasing power. 
  • The best way ...
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Feb. 22, 2024

Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall.

So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change.

2024 Home Price Forecasts ...

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