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Category: Homebuyer strategies (17 Articles)

April 5, 2024 | 3 minute read

Spring Is in the Air: Is the Housing Market Thawing?

Historically, the housing market typically slows to a crawl during the winter months — and this year’s winter season was especially slow. However, the spring home buying season is officially underway, and many are excited that this may mark a major rebound for the real estate industry ... More

March 15, 2024 | 4 minute read

If Mortgage Rates Are Dropping: Should Homebuyers Shop Now or Wait?

You may have heard that mortgage rates are dropping and thought, “This is the perfect time to start shopping for a home.” The question is, should you jump into action now or wait until spring is in full swing before resuming your search for a new house? More

October 1, 2023 | 5 minute read

Your Do’s and Don’ts After Closing Day

The homebuying process can be a lot like a movie story structure. There’s the exposition of deciding to buy, the rising action of mortgage applications and house hunting, and the climax of closing day More

September 7, 2023 | 4 minute read

What Does My Lender Need to Know After Closing Day?

During your homebuying process, you’ll have a close relationship with your personal lender. After closing day, however, your loan will be managed by a loan servicer who may or may not be the lender who assisted with your loan during the home buying process. Either way, the loan servicer ... More

September 1, 2023 | 5 minute read

What Do I Need for Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Before you start looking for your first home, you’ll want to meet with your lender for mortgage pre-approval. This is an essential first step to secure most types of loans, including conventional, fixed-rate home ... More

July 21, 2023 | 4 minute read

What Is a Move Down Buyer? Everything You Need to Know

Does this sound like you? Retirement is fast approaching (or already here), your kids have successfully transitioned into adulthood, and you have abundant equity in your home. You are ready for a fresh start, to downsize, and to think about cashing in on all that equity. More

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