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Categories for Buying A Home

8 STRATEGIES TO SECURE A LOWER MORTGAGE RATE

September 8, 2022

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty. And even the experts are divided when it comes to predicting where rates are headed next.1 This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However, with proper planning, you can work toward qualifying for the best mortgage rates available today – and open up the possibility of refinancing at a lower rate in the future. How does a lower mortgage rate save you money? According to Trading Economics, the average new mortgage size in the United States is... View Article

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make How to Avoid Them

July 6, 2022

No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of decorating and settling into a new place. Almost all sellers want to make the most money possible. Whatever your circumstances, the road to the closing table can be riddled with obstacles; from issues with showings and negotiations to inspection surprises. But many of these complications are avoidable when you have a skilled and knowledgeable real estate agent by your side.... View Article

5 WAYS TO WRITE A WINNING OFFER IN TODAY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

May 4, 2022

Our nation is in the midst of a serious housing crunch. Last year, a lack of inventory and soaring prices left many would-be homebuyers feeling pinched. But now, with interest rates climbing, many of them are also feeling desperate to lock in a mortgage—which has only added fuel to the fire.1 Fortunately, if you’re a buyer struggling to find a home, we have some good news. While it’s true that higher mortgage rates can decrease your purchasing budget, there are additional ways to compete in a hot market. Yes, a high offer price gets attention. But most sellers consider a... View Article

Seller’s Checklist: A Timeline to Prep Your Home for Sale

April 4, 2022

We’re still in a seller’s market, but that doesn’t mean your home is guaranteed to easily sell.1 If you want to maximize your sale price, it’s still important to prepare your home before putting it on the market. Start by connecting with a real estate agent as soon as possible. Having the eyes and ears of an insightful real estate professional on your side can help you boost your home’s appeal to buyers. What’s more, beginning the preparation process early allows you to tackle repairs and upgrades that can increase your property’s value. Use the checklist below to figure out what... View Article

Hedge Against Inflation With These 3 Real Estate Investment Types

March 5, 2022

The annual inflation rate in the United States is currently around 7.5%—the highest it has been since 1982.1 It doesn’t matter if you’re a cashier, lawyer, plumber, or retiree; if you spend U.S. dollars, inflation impacts you.  Economists expect the effects of inflation, like a higher cost of goods, to continue.2 Luckily, an investment in real estate can ease some of the financial strain.  Here’s what you need to know about inflation, how it impacts you, and how an investment in real estate can help.   WHAT IS INFLATION AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT ME? Inflation is a decline in... View Article

Deanna Peters, REALTOR
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