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12 Cities for Dog Lovers

Families love their pets, and dogs in particular tend to be a household favorite. But moving can be stressful for a family pet, and realizing that, more buyers are factoring Fido into their buying decisions. Indeed, 81 percent of respondents to a National Association of REALTORS® survey in 2017 said that animal-related considerations play a role when …

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Market Update Mortgage and Financing

2019 Mortgage Interest Rates

Look at these 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. Rates are low, making it a great time to buy!   “The real estate market is thawing in response to the sustained decline in mortgage rates and rebound in consumer confidence – two of the most important drivers of home sales. Rising sales demand coupled with more inventory than previous spring …

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Home Selling

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. The other listings that come out in the spring will represent increased competition to …

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Home Buying

You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters …

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Home Selling

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As …

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Real Estate News

Johnny Cash’s Old Home – Listing Photos!

by Allison Underhill ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images; realtor.com The house once owned by the Man in Black is back! We first took a peek at the lakeside pad of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash when it officially hit the market in 2017. Since then, the historic home has attracted plenty of buzz, but no serious buyers. But now the current …

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Home Tips & Ideas

Protect Your Home From the Extreme Cold

Many parts of the U.S. have been struck with a snap of subzero temperatures. While keeping themselves warm during the bitter cold, homeowners also need to take precautions to keep their home safe, too. In Wisconsin’s capital, the Madison Water Utility posted a photo on Twitter to show homeowners how a burst pipe can damage a home. …

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