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How To Prep Your Bank Account To Buy A Home In 2017

This is it: 2017 is the year you will finally buy a home! But even once you’ve made the ultimate decision to make the leap into homeownership, your hard work is far from complete. Buying a home is a big commitment and costs a lot of money — and getting the mortgage you want at […]

Canadians Buy Palm Springs Real Estate

If you ask most U.S. residents where they’re planning on moving when they retire, a large percentage of them will respond with “California”. This state is known to attract retirees due to the beautiful weather, beautiful homes and easy living. While many Americans might set their dreams to retire in California, they aren’t the only […]

Understanding Mortgage Credit Scores

Your credit report is separate from your credit score, though the score is developed from the report. In addition to viewing credit reports from the three major reporting bureaus, you also should obtain your FICO score. Your score is like a report card. Fair Isaac & Co. (the FICO score keeper) assigns you a number […]

Staging Your Home Helps It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

With current mortgage rates low and rent on the rise, the math has shifted for the nation’s renters. It’s more affordable to be first-time home buyer than to rent in many U.S. cities. As a result, demand for homes has been high. Home prices are up more than five percent since last year, and values have […]

Housing Demand Cooled in October, Dropping to a Three-Year Average

The Redfin Housing Demand Index, based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers, declined 3.5 percent from September to a seasonally-adjusted level of 100 in October. A level of 100 represents the historical average for the three-year period from January 2013 to December 2015, meaning that demand in October was at […]