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Higher Loan Limits in Effect for 2020

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2019 is over and Fannie and Freddie are giving new, larger loans in 2020. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration are now backing larger mortgages than they were just a few weeks ago. This is because each of the loan agencies’ loan limits are higher than they were in 2019. With home prices…

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What You Can (And Can’t) Ask Your Real Estate Agent

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Buying a new home can be an intimidating process. Having a real estate agent you trust can help you navigate the process easily. In times of uncertainty, your realtor becomes your go-to for answers. However, there are a number of questions that your Real Estate Agent, legally, can’t answer. In a recent article from Forbes,…

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The 10 Most In Demand Home Features

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Whether you are a first time home buyer or buying your fifth home, millenial or baby boomer; there are a number of features that are at the top of just about every home buyers list. A back porch or deck, newly renovated kitchen, and hardwood flooring are among the top home features house hunters say they…

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10 Tips to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

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You might think that selling your home during the winter months is a bad idea. Especially during the holidays. However, putting your home on the market during the holidays can have its advantages. If you make the decision to sell your home during the tricky winter months, there are a few tips to help you…

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Home Improvements for the Holidays

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Are you planning on hosting friends or family this holiday season? It can seem like you might have a ton of small home improvement projects you need to accomplish before the guests arrive, but we have some tips to help your home look show-ready before they walk in the door. Let’s be honest, you have…

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Real Estate Trends

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For over a decade, the real estate industry has been gaining strength.  While there has been talks and concerns about a potential real estate bubble, the current real estate trends are showing that the market fundamentals are remaining strong. In a recent article published by The Motley Fool they state that “Traditionally, real estate follows…

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10 Trends to Watch in 2020

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With just a few more weeks left in 2019, we are looking ahead to 2020 and what it will bring the real estate industry. In the annual Emerging Trends report from the Urban Land Institute, we get a sense that we’re in for a soft landing, not a sudden crash. While economic and political uncertainty…

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3 Tips to Help You Beat the Home Buying Market

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If you are looking to buy a home, it can be tricky in a seller’s market. With home prices continuing to reach new highs and mortgage interest rates remaining low, it is a challenging time to be in the market for a new home. What if you had a couple tips that could help you…

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Predictions for the 2020 Real Estate Market

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With just a few more weeks left of 2019, it’s time to look ahead to 2020. This past year has brought a surprising amount of highs and lows for the real estate market, however, the past few months have steadied out. What should we expect in 2020? More of the same? In a recent article from…

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New Home Sales Will Reach 13-Year High

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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is almost over and we are just a few weeks away from 2020. As we near the new year, experts in the real estate industry are already predicting 2020 to be a great year for home buying and selling. The National Association of Realtors is predicting that new home…

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