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Real Estate Tip of the Month: Refinancing Your Mortgage

Real Estate Tip of the Month: Refinancing Your Mortgage If you remember our recent article discussing homeowner’s and their regrets on not completing a refinance on their mortgage, then it might be a good time to dive into what a refinance is and how you go about the process. What is a refinance? A mortgage […]

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The Love/Hate Relationship Between Homeowner and Home

The Love/Hate Relationship Between Homeowner and Home Before and after becoming a homeowner, there’s a checklist created of wants and needs that they hope their home has – obviously, not all home transactions will complete the entire checklist for the homeowner. What are features that homeowners seek for their homes, and what are attributes that […]

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Homeowner Regret: The Refinance Train

Homeowner Regret: The Refinance Train It’s no shock or surprise to read that mortgage rates are currently (still) at historical lows, but what may be a surprise – are homeowners who didn’t refinance and jump on saving thousands of dollars. What happened? 2020 was a big refinancing boom, obviously due to the incredibly low rates. […]

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Blooming Real Estate Stats

Blooming Real Estate Stats Spring has sprung in real estate! Buyers and sellers alike are heating up the market – check out the latest stats to hit the industry. Urban areas are the top location for MILLENNIALS, with the group citing convenience and commuting costs as their top concerns. 81% of all homes purchased continue […]

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Real Estate Vocabulary for First-Time Homebuyers

Real Estate Vocabulary for First-Time Homebuyers Congratulations – you’re in the arena to purchase your first ever home! That in itself is an amazing accomplishment. Because you’re a first-time homebuyer, there will be a lot of real estate vocabulary that you might not be totally familiar with. But don’t fret! This is where we come […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Working on Real Estate Bios

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Working on Real Estate Bios When a buyer or seller is on the search to find a real estate agent, don’t be the one to fall into the loud mesh and not been seen! There are a lot of real estate agents out there – how can you stand […]

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home It’s about that time – spring allergy time! If you’ve started to notice the sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, then it’s about time you notice that there’s something you can do to help! Your home contains allergens that make you feel like spring is against you. But, as a homeowner, […]

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Closing Time & Delays

Closing Time & Delays Real estate has its hoops for buyers, sellers, lenders, agents, and the like to jump through – but what recent hurdles have been happening in the title and escrow world? The majority of home contracts have been settling on time, but according to REALTORS Confidence Index, about 26% faced some sort […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Under Contract Homes

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Under Contract Homes The real estate market is incredibly hot right now – sellers are receiving multiple offers at a time, and buyers are trying to seal the deal on the house of their dreams! If you’re a current buyer, then you know what it means to finally find […]

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Title Insurers’ Crazy 2020 Year

Title Insurers’ Crazy 2020 Year It should come as no surprise to escrow and title officers – 2020 was an incredibly busy time for the title industry. According to a recent report from the American Land Title Association, title insurers wrote $19.2 billion in premiums. That’s nearly a 22% increase from $15.8 billion in 2019. […]

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