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Category: Buyer Tips

Should you buy an investment property right now? Here’s how low rates can help investors increase their buying power With all the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, now might not seem like the best time to buy any type of real estate, much less buy an investment property or… Read More

Waiting for home prices to drop during the next recession to buy a house? Here’s why you could have a very long wait It’s unclear when the next recession will come. But a recent report argues that when it does, the U.S. housing market is unlikely… Read More

Fall in love with your dream house this Valentine’s Day Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for your forever home, purchasing a house can be a daunting task and the fear of buyer’s remorse can cause serious anxiety. How do I know this house is right for me? What… Read More

Mortgage rates drop to 3.45%, the lowest level in years – what does this mean for potential home buyers? Mortgage rates have dropped to the lowest levels since before the 2016 presidential election. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45% during the week ending Feb. 6, a decrease of six basis… Read More

Hoping to buy a home in 2020? January is the new hot month to start your home search The home-buying season used to kick off sometime in spring, but in recent years, the limited supply of homes for sale has spurred buyers to start their hunt earlier and earlier—and now,… Read More

How to test-drive a neighborhood before moving to a new place Would you buy a car without giving it a test drive? Probably not. A test drive helps you understand what it would really be like to own, live with, and use a car, giving you the opportunity to notice… Read More

Here’s some Black Friday tips to help you find your dream home before the end of the year Lace up your running shoes, and steel your nerves to fight the crowds: Black Friday is just around the corner, promising bargains galore on everything from flat-screen TVs to smart speakers and… Read More

Home affordability at its highest level with low unemployment & mortgage rates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the… Read More

Don’t make any more excuses—buying a home is within your reach Owning a home means you can build equity, take advantage of tax deductions, and partake in a little something called the American dream. For the past couple of years, the U.S. homeownership rate has hovered around 64%. But there’s… Read More