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Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners an...

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners an...

In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain?   While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they haven’t […]

How Will Taking The COVID-19 Forbearance Affect My Mortgage Loan?...

How Will Taking The COVID-19 Forbearance Affect My Mortgage Loan?...

The economy has suffered due to COVID-19, but if you’re a homeowner who is experiencing financial hardship, mortgage forbearance may seem like a godsend, or is it? Across America, 45 million families have filed for unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic. Of those 45 million, 4 million homeowners have applied for mortgage forbearance, thanks to […]

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

  Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home.   The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed […]

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1   Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve […]

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month.   Here […]

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.

With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if the housing market is in trouble. For those who remember 2008, it’s logical to ask that question. Many of us experienced financial hardships, lost homes, and were out of work during the […]

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in […]

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

    Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1   But […]