Buying a Home in a Hot Market

If you've been searching for a new home (even just browsing), you've probably noticed how quickly the status changes from Active to Pending. Buying a home in a hot market can be really stressful! Times like these are the best ones to work with a realtor and here's why.

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The Current Housing Shortage

If you've been looking at buying or selling your home right now, you've probably seen that there is a housing shortage. This isn't localized to our area, it is a problem across the United States. Interest rates are historically low, millennials are ready to purchase their first homes, and there is a lack of inventory in the real estate market right now. So, what should you keep in mind with the current housing shortage?

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Avoid Big Purchases When Applying for a Home Loan

Have you started house hunting? That's great! It can be a super fun process, but when you start looking avoid big purchases when applying for a home loan. While you might think that you're in the clear once your initial credit check clears, you aren't. A pre-approval doesn't mean that you are guaranteed a mortgage, it can be denied at any time in the process.

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5 Items to Look for When Buying a Home

If you're house hunting, there are probably some things you're already keeping in mind. Like looking in your price range, location, knowing your goals, and not focusing too much on the small things. But, there are some critical items to be aware of when going to open houses. Here's our list of 5 items to look for when buying a home.

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Where to Start When Buying a House

Buying a new home is a great investment in your future and can have many benefits. If you’ve never done it before you might be wondering where to start when buying a house. Here’s a quick list to help you get going!

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3 Common Real Estate Questions from Millennial Buyers

Purchasing your first home used to be a life goal, however, times have changed. Millennials have different goals and have been taught that they should question every decision. They don't just comply with decisions because that is the way things have always been done. So, what are the three most common real estate questions we get from our young buyers?

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House Hunting For the First Time

For those of you currently renting, you may have wondered if buying a house would be a better option for you. Having never purchased a home, how do you even start the process? Who do you contact? What does your Realtor need to know? What is involved with getting a loan? Well, we're going to tackle the issue of house hunting for the first time.

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Assessed Value and Market Value

You'll often hear two prices come into conversation - assessed value and market value. So, what do these mean and what is the difference between the two of them?

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Tax Benefits for New Homeowners

In addition to having a place to call your very own, there are also tax benefits for new homeowners when you no longer take the standard deduction. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you visit your tax professional or complete your taxes.

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