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    2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates

    By Debby Gibson | February 25, 2024

    If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why? The answer is complicated because there’s a lot that can influence mortgage rates. Here are just a few... Read More

    3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024

    By Debby Gibson | February 19, 2024

    If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement about what’s ahead and feeling a little sentimental about your current home. A great way to balance those emotions and make sure you’re confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices... Read More

    Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage

    By Debby Gibson | February 12, 2024

    If you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it your own. But before you get too far down the emotional path, there are some key things to keep in mind after you apply for your mortgage and before you close. Here’s a list of things... Read More

    The Perfect Home Could Be the One You Perfect After Buying

    By Debby Gibson | February 4, 2024

    There’s no denying mortgage rates and home prices are higher now than they were last year and that’s impacting what you can afford. At the same time, there are still fewer homes available for sale than the norm. These are two of the biggest hurdles buyers are facing today. But there are ways to overcome these things and still make your dream... Read More

    The Risks of Selling Your House on Your Own

    By Debby Gibson | January 19, 2024

    Are you thinking about selling your house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO)? If so, know there’s a whole lot more time and expertise needed in that process than you might think. While the idea of doing it all by yourself might seem tempting, it’s important to recognize the challenges you may face if... Read More

    Key Skills You Need Your Listing Agent To Have

    By Debby Gibson | January 10, 2024

    Selling your house is a big decision. And that can make it feel both exciting and a little bit nerve-wracking. But the key to a successful sale is finding the perfect listing agent to work with you throughout the process. A listing agent, also known as a seller’s agent, helps market and sell your house while advocating... Read More

    Unpacking the Long-Term Benefits of Homeownership

    By Debby Gibson | January 3, 2024

    If you’re thinking about buying a home soon, higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and ongoing affordability concerns may make you wonder if it still makes sense to buy a home right now. While those market factors are important, there’s more to consider. You should think about the long-term benefits of homeownership too. Think about this: if you know... Read More

    Why Your House Didn’t Sell

    By Debby Gibson | December 28, 2023

    If your listing expired and your house didn’t sell, you’re likely feeling a little frustrated. Not to mention, you’re also probably wondering what went wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next. Did You Limit Access to Your House? One of the biggest mistakes you can make when selling... Read More

    Beginning with Pre-Approval

    By Debby Gibson | December 21, 2023

    If you’re looking to buy a home this fall, there are a few things you need to know. Affordability is tight with today’s mortgage rates and rising home prices. At the same time, there’s a limited number of homes on the market right now and that’s creating some competition among buyers. But, if you’re strategic, there are ways to navigate... Read More

    Should Baby Boomers Buy or Rent After Selling Their Houses?

    By Debby Gibson | December 14, 2023

    Are you a baby boomer who’s lived in your current house for a long time and you’re ready for a change? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you have a lot to consider. Will you move to a different state or stay nearby? Is it time to downsize or do you want more space to accommodate your... Read More