What Can Hurt Your Property Value

Property values fluctuate as a result of many factors, and as a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of factors that can drive home value down. Some of these factors are out of your control, such as market conditions, interest rates, and the economy, while others are very much in your control. From unappealing renovations to neglecting maintenance onContinue reading “What Can Hurt Your Property Value”

What You Should Know About the Underwriting Process for a Mortgage.

How long does mortgage underwriting take? The mortgage underwriting process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on whether the underwriter needs additional information from the borrower, what demand is like for the lender and how streamlined the lender’s practices are. Keep in mind, however, that underwriting is just oneContinue reading “What You Should Know About the Underwriting Process for a Mortgage.”

How Covid is Effecting Real Estate: Good Deals Vs Good Location

Remember when finding a home close to your office, in a trendy neighborhood, or zoned to a specific school district was a top priority? These days, things are different. In this post-pandemic world, the classic real estate motto of “location, location, location” is no longer what’s driving buyers. Now, it’s all about “deal, deal, deal”Continue reading “How Covid is Effecting Real Estate: Good Deals Vs Good Location”

28% of People who Moved This Year did so to Avoid Catching Covid

A total of 15.9 million people moved between February and July this year, according to MyMove, a platform that provides information for people who submit a change of address with the United States Postal Service (USPS). As coronavirus wreaked havoc across the nation, people’s reasons for moving no doubt varied. However, by analyzing data from USPS andContinue reading “28% of People who Moved This Year did so to Avoid Catching Covid”

Mortgage Rates: How Low Will They Go?

Mortgage rates have been incredibly low now for quite a while. There are a couple of big reasons for this that we’ll touch on below. There’s no doubt that part of this was due to spooked equities last week as tech stocks in particular have seen volatility. Much of the selloff was based around stocksContinue reading “Mortgage Rates: How Low Will They Go?”

Housing Shortage Tied to Single-Family Zoning

As housing shortages deepen across the country, single-family zoning is increasingly becoming a prime target of lawmakers who seek to remake neighborhoods by adding density. Over recent years, some local and state governments—like Minneapolis and the state of Oregon—have essentially eliminated single-family zoning to make way for more types of housing in response to middle-classContinue reading “Housing Shortage Tied to Single-Family Zoning”

Real Estate Trends Emerging From the Pandemic

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some housing trends will accelerate, some will come to a halt, and some will spawn entirely new areas of growth, experts said during the Urban Land Institute’s virtual fall conference. For example, the migration from cities to suburbs, which millennials led prior to the pandemic, has only sped up; multifamilyContinue reading “Real Estate Trends Emerging From the Pandemic”

8 Common Misconceptions About Title Insurance

The Truth About Title Insurance Buying a new home is one of life’s most gratifying experiences. Making sure your right to own the property is protected can be just as rewarding. During the process of purchasing your dream home, you’ll hear two words you’ve probably never given much thought – title insurance. As with theContinue reading “8 Common Misconceptions About Title Insurance”

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