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    The Truth About Down Payments

    By Greg Baldwin | February 26, 2024

    The Truth About Down Payments If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the case. Unless specified by... Read More

    Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up

    By Greg Baldwin | February 23, 2024

    Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised Up Over the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re even more confident prices will rise, not fall. So, let’s see exactly how experts’ thinking has shifted – and what’s caused the change. 2024 Home Price... Read More

    Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year

    By Greg Baldwin | February 21, 2024

    Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This Year There’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but here’s what you really need to know: compared to the near 8% peak last fall, mortgage rates have trended down overall. And if you’re looking to buy or sell... Read More

    Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

    By Greg Baldwin | February 20, 2024

    Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you’ll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically the limited supply... Read More

    What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

    By Greg Baldwin | February 12, 2024

    What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates? Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s true. The simplest answer is:... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval is Even More Important This Year

    By Greg Baldwin | February 9, 2024

    Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year On the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it is and why it’s important if you’re looking to buy a home in 2024. What Pre-Approval Is As part of the homebuying process, your lender will look at your... Read More

    Houses Are Still Selling Fast

    By Greg Baldwin | February 8, 2024

    Houses Are Still Selling Fast Have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when houses were selling quicker than ever, they’re still selling faster than normal. The graph below uses data from Realtor.com to tell the story of median days on the... Read More

    Having an Agent Matters When Buying a New Construction Home

    By Greg Baldwin | February 5, 2024

    Having an Agent Matters When Buying a New Construction Home Finding the right home is one of the biggest challenges for potential buyers today. Right now, the supply of homes for sale is still low. But there is a bright spot. Newly built homes make up a larger percent of the total homes available for sale than normal. That’s why, if... Read More

    Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

    By Greg Baldwin | January 29, 2024

    Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market? Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it’s all about? If so, that might be because there’s been lot of talk about it online recently. Let’s dive into what it is and why it won’t drastically impact the housing market. What Does Silver Tsunami... Read More

    The Top Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home

    By Greg Baldwin | January 26, 2024

    The Top Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home Has the idea of sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed your mind? If so, you’re not alone. More buyers are choosing to go this route and buy a multi-generational home. Here’s a look at some of the top reasons... Read More