Category Archive: Real Estate News

Stop! Closing Time!

Stop! Closing Time! Semisonic’s song, “Closing Time,” might come to mind when you are itching to close on your first-ever home and become an official homeowner: “Closing time, open all the doors and let you out into the world” Except – when exactly is “closing time” for the real estate world? How long can you […]

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To Rent or To Buy – That is the Question for Homeowners

To Rent or To Buy – That is the Question for Homeowners The weight of a decision to purchase or to rent can be heavy for many potential homebuyers – especially when some buyers feel as though they have no choice but to rent, depending on where they’re currently living. Realtor.com recently compiled a rent […]

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Fight Business Email Compromise

Fight Business Email Compromise Computer crimes never stop – and cyber criminals have taken advantage with all of us working from home. So, what is Business Email Compromise (BEC)? BEC is an email scam that targets specific people in an organization with the goal to either steal money, data, or other confidential employee information. The […]

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A Slow Descend: Forbearance Rate Dips

A Slow Descend: Forbearance Rate Dips The Mortgage Bankers Association released forbearance rate information Monday (Feb 8th 2021) – and it shows that the U.S. rate fell 3 basis points to 5.35% last week. Although the forbearance rate isn’t falling as quickly as we’d like it to, it’s still progress. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac […]

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Starting Big: Millennials Skip Starter Home

Starting Big: Millennials Skip Starter Home You know the drill: save up for a single-family home, live in single-family home for a certain amount of years to save up for a bigger home, then move. But it seems millennials are switching up the drill – totally skipping the starter home and going straight for the […]

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Real Estate Economy Seeing Highs

Real Estate Economy Seeing Highs   Real estate has seen its highs and lows – but 2020 rounded out as one of its highs. According to the Census Bureau, single-family housing was at its highest pace since 2006 in 2020; raising 12% in December. Matthew Speakman, Zillow Economist, comments on just how successful 2020 has […]

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Ski Town Purchases on the Rise

Ski Town Purchases on the Rise With traveling, comes great responsibility – at least, during the Covid pandemic. Travel restrictions due to the pandemic have changed the way many of us view “vacations.” A recent survey from Realtor Magazine found that the search of homes in ski towns have jumped 36% annually in the 4th […]

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Affordable Housing in Big Tech Cities

Affordable Housing in Big Tech Cities Amazon – one of the biggest tech companies in the United States – has announced to commit more than $2 billion to create and provide affordable housing at three of its main employment cities: Seattle, Arlington, and Nashville. Tech companies have been blamed for creating housing problems where they’re […]

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