Real Estate Blog

What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

If you’re looking to buy your first home, you’ll want to consider the benefits of 20% down versus a smaller down payment option.

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How Much Leverage Do Today's House Sellers Have?

“The number one reason long-time searchers haven’t made a home purchase is not because of their inability to find an affordably-priced home, but because ...

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

“Expectations of faster economic growth and inflation continue to push Treasury yields & mortgage rates higher. Since hitting a survey low in December, ...

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Where Have All the Houses Gone?

“With buyers active in the market and seller participation lagging, homes are selling quickly and the total number available for sale at any point ...

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3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life

“52% of Americans who bought their first home in 2020 said they got help with their down payment from friends or family. The number one lender? Their ...

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

“The count of equity-rich properties in the fourth quarter of 2020 represented 30.2 percent, or about one in three, of the 59 million mortgaged homes ...

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47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today

"For first-time buyers, especially, the drop in the 30-year mortgage rate…has provided unexpected leverage. Lower rates allowed many buyers to stretch ...

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