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Expert predictions for the economy & housing market in 2022

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  Though perhaps not as dramatic as 2020, 2021 was another tumultuous year. Fortunately, 2022 is on track to be — at the very least — …

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Betty White would totally approve of this real estate trend

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  By one measure, the hottest trend in housing has gone to the dogs.   As in pet dogs.   Some 60 million American households, about …

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Is now the best time to sell your house?

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  With the world having turned upside down over the past year, you may be taking stock of your life and considering major life choices.   …

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20 insider secrets for selling your home

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Whether you’ve been offered a job across the country or you’ve found the perfect home in your dream neighborhood, it might be time to sell your house. …

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20 critical things to consider before buying a house

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Buying a home is a great investment and a very big deal. But there’s no going back once you sign that purchase agreement. For that reason, …

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Understanding property valuations

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  If you’re applying for a mortgage, you probably expect the lender to take a look at your income, debt, credit history, employment and assets. There’s another …

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How to win a bidding war on your dream home

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  In housing markets teeming with buyer demand, it’s not uncommon to put an offer on a home, only to be outdone by a competing offer. …

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26 ways to get top dollar for your house

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Historically low interest rates and a booming seller’s market have put homeowners in a profitable position. Properties are flying off the market, and buyers are willing to …

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Are home warranties worth it?

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  Congratulations on the new home!   But hang on. The garbage disposal isn’t working as it should. The hot water doesn’t seem to be hot …

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What hurts a home appraisal?

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  When it comes to what hurts a home appraisal, some of the main factors include updates that were needed but weren’t made, comparable properties, your …

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Understanding the different types of mortgage loans

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  An important first step for aspiring homebuyers is to decide which type of home loan will best serve their needs. The interest rate, length, down …

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26 tips for getting top dollar when selling your home

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Historically low interest rates and a booming seller’s market have put homeowners in a profitable position. Properties are flying off the market, and buyers are willing to …

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Your 12-week checklist for selling your home

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Nationwide, the best time to sell your house is the first half of May, according to Zillow. That’s when you’re likely to get the highest offer in …

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20 ways to save money when selling your home

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Selling your home is likely one of the largest financial transactions of your life — and with it can come some hefty expenses. While there are some …

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How to find a real estate agent

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Buying or selling a home are both major life moments. They can be exciting, but also potentially stressful and confusing. Luckily, there are real estate agents …

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Simple projects that could increase your home’s value

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Spring is a time of renewal, and it certainly extends to space we now spend most of our time in, our homes. Three out of four …

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Are you ready to downsize? Now may be the perfect time

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When Doug and Beth Dry, 60 and 59, respectively, discussed putting their home on the market in late March of 2020, they didn’t know what to …