If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present.
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Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in.
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Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house?
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- June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.
- If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searching for over the past year.
- Reach out to a local real estate professional today to determine if homeownership is the right next step for you.
- If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.
- Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates.
- 8Buying a home now means you’ll spend less in the long run. Contact a local real estate professional to put your plans in motion before home prices and mortgage rates climb even higher.
Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream.
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So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market.
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Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home.
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Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash.
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If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process.
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In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional.
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Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report.
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Sam Khater spends his day ensuring that Freddie Mac’s economics and research team delivers valuable insights and analysis on economic trends and policy issues affecting Freddie Mac and the housing market. With over 20 years’ experience in housing and economics, Khater brings extensive housing finance research and expertise to his role to Freddie Mac, which…
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