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How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to put your plans on hold in hopes that rates will fall, waiting will only cost you more. Mortgage rates are forecast to continue rising in the year ahead. If you’re thinking of buying a home, here are a few things to keep in mind so you can succeed even as mortgage rates rise. How Rising Mortgage Rates Impact You Mortgage rates play a significant...

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Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains: “The lender will check out your personal finances and issue you a letter confirming the amount you’re eligible to borrow. This not only gives you a firm budget for house hunting, but also lets sellers know you’re qualified to make an offer.” Why does that matter so much today? There are many more...

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Florida Mortgage | Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Florida Mortgage | Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage It’s essential to avoid mishaps after applying for a mortgage. Let’s connect so you know what to avoid during this part of the homebuying process.NMLS ID 1834853 #floridamortgage #floridamortgagerates #floridamortgagecompany

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Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that mean for your home? If you’re looking for ways to focus more on the important things in your life, the answer could be downsizing. A recent article from The Balance talks about why it could be a great option, saying: “There are many reasons to buy a smaller home—or to downsize from your present home—but sometimes,...

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Florida Mortgage | How Not To Get Fooled When You Sell This Spring

Florida Mortgage | How Not To Get Fooled When You Sell This Spring Selling a house on your own can be a risky decision. Let’s connect so we can put together a foolproof plan when you sell this spring.NMLS ID 1834853 #floridamortgage #floridamortgagerates #floridamortgagecompany

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Florida Mortgage | The Spring Homebuying Season Is in Full Bloom

Florida Mortgage | The Spring Homebuying Season Is in Full Bloom Spring is the most popular time to buy a home, making it a great time to sell. Let’s connect so you can take advantage of the spring buying season.NMLS ID 1834853 #floridamortgage #floridamortgagerates #floridamortgagecompany

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The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for You

Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a situation similar to the housing crash 15 years ago. However, experts say the market is totally different today. For example, Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, tweeted just last week on this issue: “. . . We do need price appreciation to slow today (it’s not sustainable over the long run) but high price growth today is supported by fundamentals- short supply, lower rates & demographic demand. And we are in a...

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights If you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity. Your equity grows as you pay down your loan and as your home increases in value. Over the past year, the average homeowner’s equity grew by $55,300. Ready to sell? Let’s connect to talk about how you can use that equity to fuel your next move. Content previously posted on Keeping Current Matters

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