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Housing Market Gains More Value In 2020 Than In Any Year Since 2005

After a record-setting year of home sales in 2020, the housing market still shows no sign of cooling off. U.S. housing gained about $2.5 trillion in value in 2020 — the most in a single year since 2005, according to a new Zillow analysis. The full stock of U.S. housing is now worth $36.2 trillion. Strong demand drove intense competition among buyers, causing homes to fly off the market at the fastest pace…

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Beautifully Organized Office Space Plan Yours in 7 Days!

Start your workday with a smile in a home office that’s neat, clean and special to you Whether you’re using your home office to work from home or for personal business, getting it clean and organized can make your time there more productive and pleasant. Piles of work papers and to-dos are visual reminders of things you don’t want to be doing. Take this opportunity while you’re at home more to whip…

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What the Pandemic Means for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home is an exciting milestone that most people strive to accomplish. However, the pandemic caused many of those with homeownership in sight to shift their priorities and reconsider buying. While COVID-19 drove down interest rates to historic lows, it also caused a dip in employment rates and financial confidence, making it more difficult for first-time buyers to save for the home of their dreams. Despite financial and health concerns, there…

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s a good chance you have a mortgage with an interest rate higher than today’s average. Here are some options you should consider if you want to take advantage of today’s current low rates before they rise. Sell and Move Up (or Downsize) Many of today’s homeowners are…

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Should I Buy a House as I’m Switching Jobs?

It’s been over a decade since the last major recession, but the sirens are blaring again. A recession comes with industrial shutdowns, low production, brutal downsizings, a nose-diving stock market, and a housing market crash. The country saw a serious housing recession in 2008-2009, when the housing bubble finally burst and pushed the country into an economic downfall. At its worst, the average housing prices didn’t go down as much as people expected.…

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How To Buy a Home Without Needing to Sell Your Own

The real estate industry is based on people buying a new property and selling their old property. In the past, we have hinted that you shouldn’t sell your house before having eyes on another one, but that can be circumstantial. The question today is, should you buy a house before selling your own? Benefits of Buying Before Selling There are great benefits to buying a home before selling, that you want to…

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4 Tips to Follow When Shopping Around for Home Solar Solutions

One of the most costly expenses for homeowners is their monthly energy bill. This is especially true for those who live in very hot or cold climates. Thus, it’s no surprise why so many homeowners have already transitioned to solar power to meet their energy demands. However, before you fully transition, here are four tips to keep in mind during the shopping process: Understand Your City/HOA Rules Before you begin installing solar…

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value by $100k or more” “47% don’t know what a good interest rate is” Because they feel uncertain, many young…

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Unexpected Maintenance Expenses to Fit Into Your Budget

No matter how careful of a homeowner you are, you’ll eventually have unexpected maintenance issues pop up around your house. While some of these may allow time for you to save up to repair them, some may need to be repaired immediately. Here are some easy fixes that you should be able to fit into your budget: Toilet Running Water A constantly running toilet is not only annoying, it will also cause…

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market is for more listings to come on the market. However, many homeowners are concerned that selling their homes could be challenging for…

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