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Benefits-of-Multigenerational-Households
If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you. The Pew Research Center defines a...
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If you’re thinking about selling your house but wondering if buyers are still out there, know that there are still people who are searching for a home...
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As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One...
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Since the 2008 housing bubble burst, the word recession strikes a stronger emotional chord than it ever did before. And while there’s some debate around...
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As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines...
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If you’re looking to buy a home, you probably want to secure the lowest interest rate possible for your home loan. Over the last couple of years,...
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Rising interest rates have begun to slow an overheated housing market as monthly mortgage payments have risen dramatically since the beginning of the year. This is leaving some people...
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Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you...
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A mature mixed race couple in their suburban home, spending the day together - Los Angeles, USA. Part of a series. Experts are starting to...
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If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to...
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this country. If you’ve had trouble finding...
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One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase...
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If you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher mortgage rates, today’s...
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If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it’s still a sellers’ market,...
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The desire to own a home is still strong today. In fact, according to the Census, the U.S. homeownership rate is on the rise. To illustrate the increase,...
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There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean...
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Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As...
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If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest of the year. While experts say price...
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If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I...
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The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good...
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It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As Diana Olick, Real Estate Correspondent at CNBC, says:...
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You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and...
If you’re following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is the boom over?...
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Realtor shows a couple a home. The realtor shows them the home's large living and kitchen area. The couple is expecting their first child. If...

March 22, 2018

4 Steps to Natural Disaster Preparedness

The past few months have brought the devastation of natural disasters to the forefront, as televisions, newspapers and social media have covered hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and […]
April 29, 2018

How Homeowners Insurance Covers Your Roof

A home’s roof is its most important feature, and for good reason. If the roof leaks or is damaged in some way, it can lead to […]
September 17, 2018

9 Ways to Save on Life Insurance

Buying life insurance can seem like a difficult and expensive endeavor if you haven’t done it before. Both can be overcome if you have a good […]
December 16, 2018

Title Insurance and Why You Need It

Title insurance can be one of those things that someone says you need when you buy a home, but you don’t understand why.

Without it, you could be left with a nagging question in the back of your mind: “Does the seller really own the property?” If the answer is no, it could be bad if you don’t have title insurance.