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  1. How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

    In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your condo or home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in… read more

  2. Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

    If you’re planning to buy a home or condo this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still get the property. The buyer and… read more

  3. There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo Today

    If you’re a first-time buyer looking to break into the housing market but struggling to find a home to buy, condominiums (or condos) could be a great alternative for you. Here are a few reasons condos may be something you’ll want to consider. Exploring Condos Could Add Options That Fit Your Budget Supply challenges are… read more

  4. More Young People Are Buying Condos and Homes

    There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason for this belief. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for First American, explains why millennials have put off certain milestones linked to homeownership. Those delays led to their… read more

  5. Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

    If you were thinking about buying a condo or home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of the country. The 2022 Rental Affordability Report says: “. . . Owning… read more

  6. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wait Any Longer to Invest in Real Estate

    Key Takeaways: Even as home prices continue to climb, there’s never been a better time to get your foot in the door when it comes to real estate investing. You don’t need a lot of money to diversify your portfolio—in fact, you have more options than you might think! Whether you’re an experienced investor or… read more

  7. How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

    As you set out on your home or condo buying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based… read more

  8. 4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

    As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a condo or home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before… read more

  9. What Do Supply and Demand Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?

    There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item is high, prices rise. When the supply of the item increases, prices fall. Of course, when demand is very high and supply is… read more

  10. Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

    If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner or a homeowner who’s decided your current place no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a condo or home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to… read more