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Should I Buy or Sell During the Summer?

The longer hours of summertime provide some distinct advantages for those in the real estate market. The combination of better weather and changes in schedules creates opportunities for both sellers and buyers looking to make a summer move.

The NAR Settlement vs. The Spring Real Estate Market

The NAR Settlement vs. The Spring Real Estate Market

Springtime is usually a busy season in the real estate market as buyers aim to sync their search with favorable weather and family needs. However, the shadow of the recent settlement with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is leaving many buyers and sellers hesitant.

We aim to cut through the panic and legal jargon to cover what’s important to YOU.

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Zillow: Pros, Cons, and Everything In-between

Zillow: Pros, Cons, and Everything In-between

Trying to understand the real estate market is intimidating for most people, no matter how many times they’ve bought or sold a home. In the past decade or so, these buyers and sellers have largely turned to Zillow as a resource—but how helpful is Zillow actually? In...

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A Guide to What ACTUALLY Matters When Buying or Selling

A Guide to What ACTUALLY Matters When Buying or Selling

When it comes time to buy or sell a home, many people feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of information and processes needed. Between information from the internet, friends, and family, it can be hard to tell what’s actually needed and what’s overkill. In this guide,...

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Deciphering an Offer: The Savvy Seller’s FAQ

Deciphering an Offer: The Savvy Seller’s FAQ

Selling a home is a major transaction, no matter if it's your first time or your tenth time. It's not just about the highest offer, but about securing the best deal. If you have multiple offers or are evaluating the strength of an offer, it's crucial to look beyond...

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How Much Selling Your Home REALLY Costs

How Much Selling Your Home REALLY Costs

Selling your house can be a daunting task—and it's not just about the list price. It is crucial to understand the actual cost of selling your home to maximize your profit while still receiving top-notch service. In this article, we'll go over the expenses that many...

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Should I Sell My House Now? What to Expect in 2024

Should I Sell My House Now? What to Expect in 2024

Note: This article is a rewrite from 2023, updated for current market conditions. The extreme seller’s market left a deep impression on the housing market. For a brief period, sellers were able to ask for anything and everything—and plenty of buyers were willing to...

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Will Home Prices Drop in 2024? What Experts Predict

Will Home Prices Drop in 2024? What Experts Predict

Many homebuyers and sellers are eager to know if home prices will drop in 2024. The shifting market has everyone wondering how it will affect them. We may be in the midst of a housing market correction. Keep reading to find out why experts anticipate minimal home...

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Is 2024 a Good Year to Buy? 9 Tips for Homebuyers

Is 2024 a Good Year to Buy? 9 Tips for Homebuyers

Buyers who heard about the crazy competitive market of last year should be advised: homes are now sitting on the market for longer, so if you’re not sure about a property, you likely have time to think it over. December '23 saw homes on market for a median of 61...

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How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

Trying to navigate a real estate transaction can feel like learning a new language. There's a big difference between knowing the basics and being fluent and visiting a country where you only know how to say "Hi" and "Where is the bathroom?" A reliable real estate...

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1% Commission Real Estate: Does it Work?

1% Commission Real Estate: Does it Work?

Five years ago, the median home in the U.S. sold for $217,600. Today, that figure has jumped to $425,600. In a typical home sale, the home seller pays for both the buyer agent and the listing agent’s commission. Five years ago, that would’ve meant paying an average of...

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Can I Buy Down My Mortgage Rate? Unlocking Rate Savings

Can I Buy Down My Mortgage Rate? Unlocking Rate Savings

Although many home searchers tend to hyper-focus on a home’s sticker price, the impact of the mortgage rate is equally important. A great rate can shave hundreds of dollars off the monthly mortgage payment, while a high rate can push a home out of reach. Now that...

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Is it Cheaper to Buy or Build a New House? Experts Weigh In

There is a frustrating lack of available homes for sale in real estate markets around the country. Many would-be homeowners find themselves outbid again and again in ultra-competitive markets – despite offering to pay full, or even above asking price. The available...

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Old House vs New House: the Pros and Cons

According to data from Trulia, the American public is fairly split on whether they prefer a newly built home or an old home. Assuming the same price, 41% of Americans prefer to buy a newly built home, while 21% prefer an existing home. But the remaining 38% have...

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Closing Costs in California: What You’ll Pay

Closing Costs in California: What You’ll Pay

Planning for closing costs is essential for having a positive homebuying experience. Closing costs are fees that need to be paid upfront (unlike the down payment). Closing costs vary widely depending on the home, the neighborhood, and especially the state. Are you...

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4 of the Best Places to Live in Florida for Remote Work

4 of the Best Places to Live in Florida for Remote Work

CNBC recently ranked Florida one of the top five states for remote work in the US. Why move to Florida? Florida offers a tempting combination of a relatively low cost of living, plentiful career opportunities, and vacation-worthy weather.  “Florida is a...

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Florida Housing Market: What to Expect From 2023

Florida Housing Market: What to Expect From 2023

The rapid property appreciation experienced in 2021 hit Florida especially hard. At its peak in May, home prices increased 23% year-over-year. An influx of remote workers post-COVID, as well as people fleeing from high cost-of-living metro areas in states...

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