Market Updates

Jan. 31, 2024

What impacts mortgage rates

 

 

 

If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why?

 

The answer is complicated because there’s a ...

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Jan. 25, 2024

MUST DO WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME

 

 

 

 

 

If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement about what’s ahead and feeling a little sentimental about your current home.

A great way to balance those emotions and ...

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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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Jan. 9, 2024

What my purchasing power with declining mortgage rates

 

 

 

 

If you want 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. Fortunately, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages have come down significantly since the end of October and are currently under 7 ...

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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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