Homeowners

May 4, 2022

8 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost upon us! This three-day weekend is not only the unofficial start of summer, but also an opportunity for us to honor the people who have fought so bravely for our country.

Looking for ways to celebrate this upcoming holiday? Below you’ll find 10 ways you can ...

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April 29, 2022

10 Tips for Getting Your Backyard Summer Ready

As the days begin to get warmer, the sun sets a little later, and you want to spend more time outside, make sure your backyard is up for the challenge by getting it summer-ready!

From giving your grass a little TLC to dusting off your favorite outdoor equipment, take the ...

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April 26, 2022

How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation



If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big ...

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March 23, 2022

A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership



The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says:

"Homeownership is ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row



In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph below ...

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Nov. 19, 2021

How Sellers Win When Housing Inventory Is Low



In today’s housing market, the number of homes for sale is much lower than the strong buyer demand. As a result, homeowners ready to sell have a significant advantage. Here are three ways today’s low inventory will set you up for a win when you sell this season.

1. Higher ...

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Nov. 15, 2021

What’s Happening with Home Prices?



Many people have questions about home prices right now. How much have prices risen over the past 12 months? What’s happening with home values right now? What’s projected for next year? Here’s a look at the answers to all three of these questions.

How much have home values appreciated ...

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Oct. 7, 2021

Should You Renovate or Move?

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?



The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey reveals the following:

  • 70% of respondents want more outdoor ...
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April 8, 2021

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits



Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents:

  • 88% - a better chance of saving for retirement
  • 87 ...
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March 2, 2021

Home Prices: What Will Happen This Year?

Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?

The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was way up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. The price of anything is determined by the supply and ...

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