Market Updates

Sept. 14, 2023

Seller Beware! 6 Half-Truths That Can Destroy the Odds of Selling Your Home


By Kathleen Willcox

Aug 29, 2023

The truth, as you’ve heard, can set you free. And when trying to sell your house, that old adage is especially relevant.

Sometimes bending or obscuring the reality of a home’s past might seem like the easiest path ...

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March 27, 2023

How Much Should I Spend on a House? 5 Tips to Help You Make a Decision

How Much Should I Spend on a House? 5 Tips to Help You Make a Decision

Once you’ve decided to buy a house, the next step is to decide how much you can realistically afford. To help you get started and make the process easier, here are five tips to ...

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Feb. 27, 2023

Is It Time to Sell Your Second Home?

During the pandemic, second homes became popular because of the rise in work-from-home flexibility. That’s because owning a second home, especially in the luxury market, allowed those homeowners to spend more time in their favorite places or with different home features. Keep in mind, a luxury home isn’t only defined ...

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Feb. 13, 2023

Mortgage Rate Drop Creates a Homebuying Window, but How Long Will It Last?

Mortgage rates have dropped yet again—could this spell an opportunity for homebuyers?

The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate home loan fell to 6.09% for the week ending Feb. 2, according to Freddie Mac. That’s down nearly a full percentage point from October’s 20-year high of 7.08%.

Meanwhile ...

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Jan. 16, 2023

Don’t Get Duped! 5 Common Real Estate Scams and How To Avoid Them

What’s one thing buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords all have in common? They can all fall victim to a real estate scam.


In fact, home-related hoaxes are on the rise. Losses from real estate cybercrimes have gone up nearly as fast as home prices—totaling more than $350.3 million ...

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Nov. 7, 2022

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year


Experts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace. Over the past couple of years, home prices have risen at an unsustainable rate, leaving many to wonder how long it would last ...

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Aug. 29, 2022

How to Buy a Second Home (Hint: It Won't Be Like Your First)

How to Buy a Second Home (Hint: It Won’t Be Like Your First)

As a home buyer, you braved the real estate buying circus when you bought your first home, and you have a great place to show for it. You’ve trudged through the open houses, experienced exactly how stressful ...

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March 7, 2022

How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

How long does it take to build a house? It’s a question often posed by people looking to buy an idyllic piece of land so they can construct their dream home from the ground up. If this describes your current housing situation, you’ve come to the right place!

So before ...

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Feb. 7, 2022

Will Home Prices and Rents Finally Fall? Our Bold Predictions on Real Estate in 2022

Here’s what we already know: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the real estate market has been on a wild ride of unprecedented highs and lows—record-high home prices on one side, record-low mortgage rates and available homes for sale on the other. It’s been a time of overwhelming stress for many ...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Color Trends 2022 & Color of the Year: A Complete List

Chances are, your living room is one of the most frequented spots in your home—and with good reason. It's a spot where you can entertain friends and family, or just kick back and watch TV on your day off. Naturally, the color palette you choose for this space is ...

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