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A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

By Matt Garrison / July 14, 2021

A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025 Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home increases, so does a homeowner’s equity. And with these recent gains, homeowners are witnessing…

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Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate

By Matt Garrison / May 18, 2021

Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked 2450% over…

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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

By Matt Garrison / April 16, 2021

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However,…

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Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year.

By Matt Garrison / April 7, 2021

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax…

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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

By Matt Garrison / March 31, 2021

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking…

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What is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

By Matt Garrison / March 16, 2021

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership? There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth. As Freddie Mac explains: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families…

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

By Matt Garrison / March 8, 2021

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five…

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

By Matt Garrison / March 2, 2021

Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year? If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few houses for sale, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find one to buy. According to the National Association…

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Where Have All the Houses Gone?

By Matt Garrison / February 23, 2021

Where Have All the Houses Gone? In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more buyers aimed…

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Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision

By Matt Garrison / February 4, 2021

Why Owning a Home Is a Powerful Financial Decision In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net worth, and appreciating home values, just to name a few. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to think about how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger…

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