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    Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think Again

    By John DeGrood | July 21, 2022

    Over the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners, it’s also caused some buyers to wonder if home prices will fall. It’s important to know the housing market isn’t a bubble about to burst, and home price growth is supported by strong market fundamentals.... Read More

    Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?

    By John DeGrood | July 20, 2022

    While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You no doubt are feeling the pinch on your wallet at the gas pump or the grocery store, but that news may also leave you wondering: should I still buy a home right now? Greg McBride, Chief Financial... Read More

    Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

    By John DeGrood | July 19, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on your journey. But why is that? And is it still important in today’s shifting market? The truth is, getting a pre-approval letter from your lender is critical, and when it comes to your... Read More

    Wondering Where You’ll Move if You Sell Your House Today?

    By John DeGrood | July 18, 2022

    If you put a pause on your home search because you weren’t sure where you’d go once you sold your house, it might be a good time to get back into the market. That’s because today’s market is undergoing a shift, and the supply of homes for sale is increasing as a result. That means you may have... Read More

    Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | July 15, 2022

    Some Highlights It’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home. When you buy, you can stabilize your housing costs, own a tangible asset, and grow your net worth as you gain equity. When you rent, you face rising housing costs, won’t see a return on your investment, and limit your ability... Read More

    Housing Experts Say This Isn’t a Bubble

    By John DeGrood | July 14, 2022

    With so much talk about an economic slowdown, some people are asking if the housing market is heading for a crash like the one in 2008. To really understand what’s happening with real estate today, it’s important to lean on the experts for reliable information. Here’s why economists and industry experts say the housing market is not a bubble ready to pop.... Read More

    Should I Buy a Home Right Now?

    By John DeGrood | July 13, 2022

    If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I wait? While no one can answer that question for you, here’s some information that could help you make your decision. The Future of Home Price Appreciation Each quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a national panel of... Read More

    Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

    By John DeGrood | July 12, 2022

    The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? Should I make a move this year? To help answer those questions, let’s turn to the experts for projections on what the second half of the... Read More

    The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers

    By John DeGrood | July 11, 2022

    Over the past few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac fell by half a percent. The drop happened over concerns about a potential recession. And since mortgage rates have risen dramatically this year, homebuyers across the country should see this decline as welcome news. Freddie Mac reports that the average 30-year rate was down to 5.30% from 5.81%... Read More

    Why Growing Home Equity Is Great News if You Plan To Move [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | July 8, 2022

    Some Highlights According to the latest data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $64,000 in home equity over the past 12 months. That much equity can be a game-changer when you move. When you sell, it could be some (if not all) of what you need for a down payment on your next home. To find out how much equity you have in... Read More

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