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    Home Ownership is a Key to Building Wealth

    By John Durham | March 28, 2022

    The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve as a vital component in achieving... Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year

    By John Durham | March 23, 2022

    The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year If you’re a current homeowner, you should know your net worth just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. Today, you’re building that... Read More

    The Many Benefits of Homeownership

    By John Durham | March 23, 2022

    The Many Benefits of Homeownership The past two years have taught us the true value of homeownership, especially the stability and the feeling of accomplishment it can provide. But homeownership has so much more to offer. Here’s a look at a few of the non-financial and financial benefits of owning a home. If you’re looking to... Read More

    Navigating a Market Where Multiple Offers is the New Normal

    By John Durham | March 15, 2022

    How To Navigate a Market Where Multiple Offers Is the New Normal If you’re thinking of buying a home today, you already know that the number of homes available for sale is low. But what does that really mean for you? As a buyer, low housing supply coupled with high buyer demand means you should be prepared to navigate... Read More

    More People Are Planning To Buy a Home Soon

    By John Durham | February 25, 2022

    More People Are Planning To Buy a Home Soon While some homeowners may be tempted to hold off until spring to list their houses, you should know – homebuyers aren’t waiting. Demand is high today as more people are trying to beat rising mortgage rates. As a result, eager buyers are entering the market or moving their... Read More

    Wait Until Spring? Not in This Market

    By John Durham | February 21, 2022

    More People Are Planning To Buy a Home Soon While some homeowners may be tempted to hold off until spring to list their houses, you should know – homebuyers aren’t waiting. Demand is high today as more people are trying to beat rising mortgage rates. As a result, eager buyers are entering the market or moving their... Read More

    Are You Ready To Fall in Love with Homeownership?

    By John Durham | February 15, 2022

    Financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, but it’s also important to understand that the nonfinancial and personal benefits are why so many people genuinely fall in love with their homes. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of emotional attachment because of the comfort it provides, but also because it’s a... Read More

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers

    By John Durham | January 31, 2022

    Why Right Now Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for the item coupled with a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when you’re negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation... Read More

    Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market

    By John Durham | January 31, 2022

    Expert Insights on the 2022 Housing Market As we move into 2022, both buyers and sellers are wondering, what’s next? Will there be more homes available to buy? Will prices keep climbing? How high will mortgage rates go? For the answer to those questions and more, we turn to the experts. Here’s a look at what they say we... Read More

    How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

    By John Durham | January 7, 2022

    How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment? As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you... Read More