how are interest rates compared to last year? low!


According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. February 2018 was the last time we saw these rates. Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of...

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advice from millionaire to millennials: don’t rent, buy


In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to...

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february 2019 is the perfect time to sell your home


It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this...

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use real estate to build sizable family wealth these 4 ways


Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build family wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own...

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student loan debt is not a threat to home ownership


Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education (often accompanied with student loan debt) is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available...

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what to know in a shifting real estate market


Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at...

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the majority of buyers prefer the charm of existing homes


When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams?...

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the shelter 2018 giving report


Each year we partner with returning clients & new friends to support their real estate journey and transactions. These transactions inevitably equal life changes, new starts, expanding families, empty nesters, shifting goals.  It is our deepest, heartfelt intention that through these real estate transactions...

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your first step to buying a house this year


In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. You can show that you are a serious buyer...

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is the recent dip in interest rates here to stay?


Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage...

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