Category Archive: Human Interest

Optimism Spikes: Buyers and Sellers and the Real estate Market

Optimism Spikes: Buyers and Sellers and the Real estate Market What two things have helped buyers and sellers have a bit more pep in their step when it comes to the world of real estate? Vaccines & stimulus checks. Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Doug Duncan, explains, “The significant increase in the […]

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Mortgage Hurdles for Buyers

Mortgage Hurdles for Buyers Your buyer might be finding it harder to obtain a home loan approval. The Wall Street Journal has recently reported that mortgage lenders have tightened their standards. 70% of mortgages granted in 2020 went to borrowers who had a credit score of at least 760, which is up 61% in 2019. […]

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It’s National Fair Housing Month

This April marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act! This legislation prohibits any housing discrimination based off of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and family status. The Fair Housing Act is a great reminder to come together and take action to create equal opportunities in every community. Fair housing is a […]

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Companies Adjust Pet Policies with the Return to Work

Companies Adjust Pet Policies with the Return to Work After a little over a year of working from home, it looks like employees are slowly making their way back into the office with the help of vaccine rollouts. Being at home this often has definitely started new routines and expectations – namely, for your pets. […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Understanding Real Estate Commission

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Understanding Real Estate Commission There can be some confusion when it comes to how a real estate agent is paid – and some buyers and sellers might not work with an agent, simply because they don’t know how the agent’s commission works! This is where we jump in! Check […]

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What is a Construction Loan?

What is a Construction Loan? Usually, when you purchase a home, you need some sort of mortgage to help pay for it (these are usually standard mortgages). However, if you’re ahem – building a home from scratch, these sort of “standard mortgages” might not be the best thing to help you. Rather than standard, you […]

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Buyers & Builders in the Real Estate World

Build it and they will come – or at least, buyers will come even before you build it. The real estate industry is hot; but builders are having a hard time keeping up with buyer demand. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, new home sales for single-family […]

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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Speedy Tech Hacks

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Speedy Tech Hacks Technology is supposed to make things easier – but sometimes, does it feel a bit like a drag? As a real estate agent, you’re used to working on the fly; but what about when you’re using social media, or emailing, or texting a client? Sometimes just […]

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Guide to Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Guide to Hiring a Real Estate Agent Purchasing or selling a home can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you do it on your own. If you’ve been wondering – or planning – on how you can go about hiring a real estate agent, Pacific Alliance Title has got your back. Hiring a real estate […]

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Real Estate Agents & First-Time Buyers

Real Estate Agents & First-Time Buyers Real estate agents are swooping in and being the superheroes they are towards first-time homebuyers! The National Association of REALTORS®’ newly released 2021 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report shows younger generational groups dominating the housing market – but not only that, they’re reaching out to agents to […]

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