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Selling Your Home and Looking for The Best Price? Avoid These 9 Things

There are (at least) two sides to every transaction. Normally, this blog covers buying homes, but if you’re buying one, you may be looking at selling your home, too. And if so, you probably want to get the best price. U.S. News & World Report just published a list of 9 things that can detract ... MORE

New Mortgage Rules Expected To Soften

President Obama called for change during his State of the Union address saying that strict mortgage rules are keeping young first-time home buyers from buying a home. The President implored, “let’s streamline the process, and help our economy grow.” Bloomberg News reported that, by the end of summer 2013, banking regulators may be proposing a ... MORE

Americans Take Advantage Of Favorable Housing Market

An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage of low mortgage rates and lower home prices according to Fannie Mae’s June 2013 National Housing Survey. Though mortgage rates are slowly increasing, consumers are recognizing many advantages of  buying a home while rates are still low. Inventory remains limited making it harder on many home-buyers. Trulia’s ... MORE

Many First-Time Homebuyers Experience Stress

A recent study called the Psychology of House Hunting shows that 80% of first time homebuyers tend to know if a house is right for them when they take their first steps into the home. On average, first time homebuyers view 10 homes before making the decision to buy. An additional 39% confess they feel ... MORE

Homeownership More Affordable Than Rent In Nation’s Largest Metros

After comparing the cost of renting to the price of homeownership, Trulia’s Summer 2012 Rent vs. Buy Report determined that buying a home is more affordable than renting in America’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. Closing costs, maintenance, insurance, and property taxes were among the factors included in determining the price of homeownership. The report also ... MORE

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