Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today

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Experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says: “. . . don’t expect a housing bust like the mid-2000s, as lending standards in this housing cycle have been much tighter…

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VA Loans: Making Homes for the Brave Achievable

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Some Highlights VA Loans can help make homeownership possible for those who have served our country. These loans offer great benefits for eligible individuals and can help them buy a VA-approved house or condo, build a new home, or make improvements to their house. Homeownership is the American Dream. One way we can honor and…

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VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership

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For over 78 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have provided millions of veterans with the opportunity to purchase homes of their own. If you or a loved one have served, it’s important to understand this program and its benefits. Here are some things you should know about VA loans before you start the homebuying…

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What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

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Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what will happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re considering buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best move…

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Key Factors Affecting Home Affordability Today

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Whenever there’s a news segment about the housing market, we hear about the affordability challenges buyers face today. Those headlines are focused on how much mortgage rates have climbed this year. And while it’s true rates have risen dramatically, it’s important to remember they aren’t the only factor in the affordability equation. Here are three…

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Homeownership Wins Over Time

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Some Highlights If you’re questioning whether or not to buy a home this year due to today’s cooling market, consider the long-term financial benefits of homeownership. As a homeowner, equity increases your wealth. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 2% since 1991. Homeownership wins in the long run. If you’re ready to buy a…

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Sell Your House Before the Holidays

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As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs,…

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3 Trends That Are Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

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While higher mortgage rates are creating affordability challenges for homebuyers this year, there is good news for those still looking to buy a home. As the market has cooled this year, some of the intensity buyers faced during the pandemic’s peak frenzy has also cooled. Here are just a few trends that may benefit you…

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