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    6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

    By Miranda Vaulet | March 22, 2024

    Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. Many homebuyers said they found the mortgage experience stressful and complicated. Even lenders agree that it’s often a struggle. If you’re out to buy a home, you have to be vigilant. To clue you into the pitfalls, here are six... Read More

    How to Find a Walkable Neighborhood

    By Miranda Vaulet | March 13, 2024

    Strolling to a cafe for breakfast, walking around the corner to yoga—isn’t that the life? Before you buy or rent, here’s how to suss out whether a neighborhood you’re interested in will let you get out from behind the wheel. See what locals have to say. When it comes to picking a neighborhood, do a... Read More

    4 Factors Other Than Money to Consider In An Offer

    By Miranda Vaulet | March 3, 2024

    Are you selling your home and reviewing several offers? Congratulations! You’re well on your way to getting as much as possible out of what is likely your largest asset. But when it comes to picking an offer, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and recognize that your bottom line shouldn’t be your only... Read More

    7 Ways to Compete in a Seller’s Market

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 28, 2024

    Buying a home is a team sport, and that’s especially true when buyers are facing the kinds of affordability challenges they are now. Volatile interest rates and tough competition for a limited supply of homes are posing unique issues for home shoppers. If you’ve been writing offer after offer — even competitive offers over asking... Read More

    Moving with Today’s Affordability Challenges

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 21, 2024

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true. Take a look at the graph below. It breaks down how the current affordability situation... Read More

    Life Changes That Move the Housing Market

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 14, 2024

    Life is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, like the excitement of welcoming a new baby, retiring, and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest. If something like this is changing in your own life, you may be considering buying or selling a house. That’s because through all... Read More

    What Type of Home is Right for You?

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 10, 2024

    There’s a lot to consider when buying a home. You’ve probably asked yourself a million questions already. What’s in my budget? What will my annual tax bill look like? How far am I willing to commute? How are the schools? Of course, that’s all incredibly important. Particularly if you think it might be your forever... Read More

    What To Do When Moving Out-of-State

    By Miranda Vaulet | February 2, 2024

    What do you need to know if you’re gearing up to buy a home in another state? Here are five tips if you’re making an out-of-state move: 1. Hire a buyer’s agent who is familiar with the area where you are searching for a home. When you cannot be onsite for all aspects of your... Read More

    Should You Invest in Rental Properties?

    By Miranda Vaulet | January 23, 2024

    If you are considering becoming a property investor, you may wonder why you should buy a rental and what indicators to look for when trying to find a property. Here are some signs to look for if you are on the fence about investing in a rental that indicate it is a great time to... Read More

    Benefits of a Multi-Generational Home

    By Miranda Vaulet | January 17, 2024

    Buying a multi-generational home can be a smart strategy to enhance affordability in today’s housing market. Here are a few ways purchasing a multi-generational home can help with affordability: Shared Mortgage Payments: By pooling financial resources with multiple family members or generations, you can split the mortgage payments, making homeownership more affordable for everyone involved.... Read More