Buying A Home

April 29, 2020

Buying a Home Right Now: Easy? No. Smart? Yes.

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Through all of the volatility in the economy right now, some shoppers have put their search for a home on hold, yet others have not. According to ShowingTime, the real estate industry's leading showing management technology provider, buyers have started to reappear over the last several weeks. In the ...

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March 8, 2020

How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

Spring flowersSpring 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.

Freddie Mac explains:

"If you're in the ...

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March 7, 2020

How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

If you're looking to buy a home in Florida in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. 

Based on data released by the Internal Revenue ...

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Feb. 25, 2020

Interest Rates Over Time

Interest Rates Infographic

Some Highlights: 

  • With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they've been and how much they've changed over time.
  • According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low.
  • The impact your interest ...
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Feb. 10, 2020

How To Avoid The Gender Gap When Investing In A Home

When buying a home, we all want to feel like we're making the right decision, paying a fair price, and making the best investment of our lives. According to a recent gender-based study, men and women can unknowingly walk away with very different financial outcomes when the deal closes ...

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Feb. 10, 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Talk To Harry Berry About Pre-Approval Before Buying A Home In South Florida In 2020

3 Reasons Why You Should Talk To Harry Berry About Pre-Approval Before Buying A Home In South Florida In 2020

When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it's called a "seller's market" The advantage tips toward the seller as ...

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Feb. 7, 2017

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between 2003 - 2006.

The Housing Financing Policy ...

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