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Real Estate News Lender Pre-Approvals The Importance of Pre-Approval by Sandy Dodge To set yourself up for a smooth and successful home purchase, getting pre-approved is perhaps the most productive first step you can take. It strengthens your buying credibility, informs your home search, and speeds up the closing process.   The Pre-Approval Process  There is an important distinction to […]
Real Estate News Thinking of buying Real Estate in 2021, increase your buying power How to Increase Your Buying Power by Sandy Dodge One of the best ways prospective home buyers can empower themselves when purchasing a home is to improve their buying power. The numbers may seem daunting but identifying ways to strengthen your financial standing will help you each step of the way.   When visualizing your dream […]
Real Estate News Houses, Townhomes, or Condos – What are the differences you should think about. House vs. Townhouse vs. Condo by Sandy Dodge Image sources: House, Townhouse, Condo: Canva — Question marks: Shutterstock   Deciding between a house, townhouse, and condominium can be a difficult process. Knowing how their characteristics align with your life and goals as a homeowner will help guide you to the right choice.   What differentiates houses, […]
Real Estate News Buyers are looking at homes differently now The Remote Worker’s Home Buying Process Posted in Buying by Sandy Dodge Image Source: Getty Images   The pandemic’s influences on home life are far-ranging, prompting buyers to look at home ownership through a new lens. Remote work has created a paradigm shift in the wants and needs of homebuyers. Here’s what the remote worker should keep in mind […]
Real Estate News Economic Housing Report Posted in Economics 101 Videos by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate In today’s episode of “Monday with Matthew,” Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives into three of the latest housing market data releases and gives context to their historical significance.
Real Estate News 10 Tips for Selling Your Home Posted in Selling by Sandy Dodge Image source: Shutterstock   Navigating everything involved with selling your home can seem intimidating. Breaking the process down step by step will keep you organized and ready to work with your agent toward a successful home sale.   1. Choose an agent A lot goes into choosing the right […]
Real Estate News As Vacation Homes Become More Popular Vacation Home or Income-Producing Investment Posted in Buying by Meaghan McGlynn Image Source: Alex Master Shutterstock Whether you’re a skier who loves the mountain slopes of Colorado, a lover of the beaches of Southern California, or a potential retiree seeking to escape the snow-laden Northeast for the wide-open, sunny lands of Arizona, there are homes […]
Real Estate News Dangers of an Overpriced Home Posted in Selling by Sandy Dodge Image source: Shutterstock When it comes time to sell your home, determining its exact value can be a challenge. Naturally, homeowners want to get the most value for their home. However, if it hits the market at too high a price, it could cause serious complications in the selling […]
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Real Estate News Patio Upgrades to Finish Summer Strong Posted in Living by Sandy Dodge Image source: Shutterstock Many homeowners have taken this extra time at home as an opportunity to retreat to their backyards and patios, turning their space into their own personal oasis. Here are some ways you can upgrade your outdoor space to make the most of the remaining days of […]
Real Estate News What ‘s My Home Worth? The Downside to Home Valuation Tools Posted in Selling by Sandy Dodge What’s your home worth?   It is a seemingly simple question. However, discovering the worth of your home is more complicated than it might seem. Sites like Zillow, Redfin, Eppraisal, and others have built-in home valuation tools that make it seem easy, but how accurate are they? And if […]
Real Estate News Covid 19 Housing and Economic Update Posted in Economics 101 Videos by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate On this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew,” Matthew Gardner looks at last week’s real estate and economic news and goes beyond the headlines so that you can not only stay on top of the issues that affect you and your business, […]
Real Estate News Foreign Home Buying Dries Up, Easing the Way for Domestic Buyers By Nicole Friedman | Jul 3, 2020 RHONA WISE/AFP via Getty Images) Foreign buying of U.S. homes was a driving factor in markets from California to Florida, helping prices reach new highs. Now, the pandemic, reduced travel and immigration restrictions are further undermining already weakening international demand. Overseas residential real-estate purchases climbed steadily between 2011 […]
Real Estate News How the Coronavirus Is Reshaping Home Design: 10 Crucial Features a House Should Have Today By Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Apr 21, 2020 piovesempre/Getty Images Life as we know it has changed dramatically in the coronavirus era, affecting work, school, travel, and more. And it’s shed light on the way we live at home, underscoring the fact that there’s nothing more important than safe shelter for our family. To that end, COVID-19 is influencing […]
Real Estate News Mortgage Impact from COVID-19 Image Source: Shutterstock   For some homeowners who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a high level of concern about paying their mortgage. Fortunately, there are options to aid struggling homeowners from governments, financial institutions, and loan providers. The following information is intended to provide clarity on which financial relief options are […]
Real Estate News Mortgage Forbearance, and the effects we will see. Mondays with Matthew: Mortgage Forbearance Update On this week’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew”, Matthew Gardner provides an update on the mortgage forbearance program and what type of effect we can expect it to have on the US housing market. Economics + Market Trends, +2 Jun 15, 2020, 505 views
Real Estate News Home Prices Now, and What to expect for the rest of 2020 Matthew Gardner’s Weekly housing talk. Twelve weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic and we are certainly seeing the impact it has had on the housing market. Today’s episode of “Mondays with Matthew” covers home prices now, and what to expect for the rest of 2020.  
Real Estate News Mortgage Rates. Will they go below 3%? Posted in Market News by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate This week on “Mondays with Matthew”: Now that things have settled down somewhat following the initial impact of COVID-19, Matthew dives into the topic of mortgage rates. Will they go below 3%? Matthew discusses this and the factors that have formed his updated […]
Real Estate News Questions to Ask During Your Virtual Home Tour This is a relevant post from Windermere, during this time. Posted in Buying by Sandy Dodge Image Source: Canva   Thanks to COVID-19, the new reality is that many open houses and home tours are being conducted virtually. For prospective home buyers, this new territory brings an added element to prepare for in the home […]
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Real Estate News Interest Rates Across Time, It’s All Relative The Cost Across Time Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! Lock in a […]