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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

Published Monday, April 6, 2020

With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions:

Why do you want to refinance?

There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones:

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

Published Thursday, March 26, 2020
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5 Simple Graphs Proving This is NOT Like the Last Time

Published Sunday, March 22, 2020
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How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

Published Friday, March 20, 2020

Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor.

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Three Reasons Why This is Not a Housing Crisis

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and understanding the peaks and valleys of what’s come before us is one of the many ways we can confidently evaluate any situation. With concerns of a global recession on everyone’s minds today, it’s important to take an objective look at what has transpired over the years and how the housing market has successfully weathered these storms.

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5 Sweet Tax Deductions When Selling a Home: Did You Take Them All?

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2020

You may be wondering if there are tax deductions when selling a home. And the answer is: You bet!

Sure, you may remember 2018's new tax code—aka the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—changed some rules for homeowners. But rest assured that if you sold your home last year (or are planning to in the future), your tax deductions when you file with the IRS can still amount to sizable savings.

Want a full rundown of all the deductions (as well as tax exemptions or other write-offs) at a home seller's disposal? Check out this list to make sure you miss none of them.

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Here's What the Fed's Surprise Interest Rate Cut Means for Mortgage Rates

Published Monday, March 9, 2020

The Federal Reserve just cut its benchmark interest rate — but don’t expect lower mortgage rates as a result.

The Fed made the rare move to lower the federal funds rate by a half-point to a range of 1% to 1.25% in between its regularly scheduled meetings. The central bank noted that the move was in response to the “evolving risks” the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak poses to the economy.

The novel coronavirus first emerged around Wuhan, China, late last year. As of Tuesday, there were 91,313 cases and 3,118 deaths worldwide. At least 105 people had contracted the virus in the U.S. as of Tuesday

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