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Dec. 6, 2021

Will There Be More Homes For Sale Next Year?

The housing market has been out of balance for a while now. Too many home buyers have been active in a market with too few homes for sale. That's the reason prices have been rising. It's also the reason homes have been selling so quickly. It's a ...

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Dec. 3, 2021

Proximity To Family Moves Up Buyers' Wish Lists

The list of things home buyers consider important when deciding to move stays fairly consistent. Years go by without much change to buyers' wish lists. But like most everything else, the pandemic has led buyers to reconsider the things they're looking for in their next neighborhood. Not surprisingly, the ...

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Dec. 1, 2021

Bidding Wars Fall From Peak But Remain Common

In a seller's market – when there are more home buyers than there are homes for sale – competition is common. A good listing will attract multiple offers and, more often than not, the house will be sold to the highest bidder. This year's market has been particularly ...

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Nov. 30, 2021

Do You Want To Buy A New Or Existing Home?

Shopping for a house to buy involves many choices. One of the most obvious is whether you want to buy a new house or an existing home. But before you choose, you should know that market conditions can be very different between the two. For example, though the overall supply ...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Permits To Build New Homes Increase In October

If you're not looking to buy a new house, you may not think the number of new homes being built has anything to do with your home search. But it does. In fact, much of what's happening in the housing market today is a result of lagging new ...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Inventory Of Available Homes To Rebound In 2022

Typically, home buyers have a wish list of features they're looking for in their next house. Whether it's a bigger yard, more storage, extra bedrooms, or a great location, buyers always have a reason they're ready to move. After all, why bother moving if your current home ...

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Nov. 15, 2021

Report Finds 57% Of Recently Sold Homes Affordable

By now, anyone interested in buying a house knows home prices have been rising. Climbing prices have been a factor for home buyers for years, and especially over the past 12 months. But while home prices have risen, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't find a home that ...

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Nov. 8, 2021

Number Of Homes For Sale Declines As Winter Nears

Temperature isn't the only thing that falls when the seasons change. If you follow the housing market, you know that the number of active buyers and available listings also begin to fall. It makes sense. The school year, the approaching holidays, and colder weather all have an effect on ...

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Nov. 5, 2021

Typical Home Sale Generates $100,000 In Profit

Unless you're a real-estate investor, your primary focus when buying or selling a home shouldn't be profit. Your home, after all, is more than a mere investment. It's where you spend your life. But while your motivation may not be money, new numbers from ATTOM Data Solutions ...

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Nov. 4, 2021

How Do Today's Rates Compare To Years Past?

When you buy most things, you only have to consider their price. Buying a home is different. Whether or not a home is affordable depends on a number of factors beyond the list price. Mortgage rates, for example. The mortgage rate you lock in when you purchase your home helps ...

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