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    One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home

    By Lee Bittinger | February 28, 2023

    One Major Benefit of Investing in a Home One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. According to Freddie Mac: “Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.” With spring... Read More

    How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality

    By Lee Bittinger | February 23, 2023

    How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans actually plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits, so that interest is understandable. However, it’s unlikely all 28 million Americans will... Read More

    The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now

    By Lee Bittinger | February 21, 2023

    The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right Now The biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.”... Read More

    Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?

    By Lee Bittinger | February 16, 2023

    Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices? The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s home prices. Local price trends still vary by market. But... Read More

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs

    By Lee Bittinger | February 14, 2023

    What You Should Know About Closing Costs Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home,... Read More

    Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

    By Lee Bittinger | February 9, 2023

    Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash 67% of Americans say a housing market crash is imminent in the next three years. With all the talk in the media lately about shifts in the housing market, it makes sense why so many people feel this way. But there’s good news. Current data shows today’s market is... Read More

    Why it makes sense to move before Spring

    By Lee Bittinger | January 26, 2023

    Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at... Read More

    What you Need to Know About Buying a House in 2019

    By Lee Bittinger | December 31, 2018

    If you’re asking yourself, “Should I buy a house in 2019?” you’re not alone. Maybe you’re looking towards this year as the one in which you will fulfill your dream of home ownership, but you’re worried about taking the plunge. There are always reasons to be cautious, but there are also a number of reasons... Read More

    5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter

    By Lee Bittinger | December 20, 2018

    You know you need to find a new home. However, it’s cold outside, snow is falling and you’re wondering: Should I buy a home this winter? If you’re struggling for the answer, let us help you out: Yes, you absolutely should! Wintertime provides a unique set of circumstances that make it an ideal time to... Read More

    How to Choose the Neighborhood that’s Right for You

    By Lee Bittinger | December 11, 2018

    When our clients are deciding what house to buy, they often, understandably, focus on what the house looks like, what amenities it offers, their budget, the space, etc. However, the location of your prospective home is just as important! So how do you choose the neighborhood that’s right for you? You’ll need to find one... Read More