July 5, 2024

Homeowner gains in the past year

If you own a home, your net worth has probably gone up a lot over the past year. Home prices have been rising, which means you’re building equity much faster than you might think. Here’s how it works.

Equity is the current value of your home minus what you ...

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June 25, 2024

Housing Market Forecast for the second half of 2024

As we move into the second half of 2024, here’s what experts say you should expect for home prices, mortgage rates, and home sales.

Home Prices Are Expected To Climb Moderately

Home prices are forecasted to rise at a more normal pace. The graph below shows the latest forecasts from ...

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May 15, 2024

Home prices rise in these top cities - Chicago





Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what’s going on with home prices these days. Here’s the scoop.

The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA ...

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May 8, 2024

Summer Events 2024






Summertime in the western suburbs is hard to beat. From live music and art festivals to parades and county fairs. There are plenty of ways to make the most of the beautiful weather.
Here's a 2024 event schedule to help you ...
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May 1, 2024

Myths in real estate






Some Highlights

  • When it comes to the current housing market, there are some myths circling around right now.
  • Some of the more common ones are that it’s better to wait for mortgage rates to fall or prices to crash. But there are others about the  ...
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March 13, 2024

3 reasons buyers/sellers pause the decision to move






If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, mortgage rates are probably top of mind for you. They may even be why you’ve put your plans on hold for now. When rates climbed near 8% last year, some buyers found the numbers just didn’t make ...

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Feb. 21, 2024

Are you waiting for mortgage rates to drop this year

There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall.

And if you’re looking to buy or  ...

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Feb. 14, 2024






Chances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so often. Becoming a homeowner is emotional.

So, if you’re trying to decide if you want to keep on renting or if ...

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Jan. 17, 2024

Mortgage rates fall well below 7%





Homebuyers got an early holiday gift at the end of 2023 as mortgage rates reversed course, dropping more than a full percentage point and settling below 7% by mid-December. Before this drop, rates had hovered above 7% since August after peaking at around 8.00% in ...

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Dec. 27, 2023

How to Improve your credit score





As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step to prepare for homeownership is building a solid credit score.

Lenders ...

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