Holiday

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

WHY SO MANY PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE WITH HOME OWNERSHIP

 

 

 

 

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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Dec. 20, 2023

Will mortgage rates continue their decline

 

 

 

 

When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your homebuying plans? Here’s what you need to know.

The Federal Funds Rate Hikes ...

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Dec. 13, 2023

Seasonal Splendor in the Midwest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Splendor in the Midwest: A Tour of Towns That Shine During the Holidays And Are Just As Attractive All Year ‘Round

The Midwest is known for its warm hospitality and seasonal festivities. So, it’s no surprise that some of our favorite communities transform ...

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Dec. 6, 2023

Holiday happenings in Chicagoland

 

 

 

 

‘Tis the season to get out and explore. Whether you’re hunkering down in the city for the long term, plan to make a leap to suburbia in the new year, or simply want to get a sense of what’s out there, the holidays are a great ...

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Nov. 29, 2023

Top 3 questions on your mind

 

 

 

When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those ...

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Nov. 29, 2023

Top three questions on your mind

 

 

 

When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those ...

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