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Real estate news offers latest updates on industry trends, market values, regulations, constructions, tech advancements and consumer behaviors. These updates affect buyers, sellers, investors and professionals. Staying informed is essential to make wise decisions.

Buy New or Resale?

In our current market, it is rare to have sellers of resale homes pay for any closing costs. Evaluating how the buyer feels about these things will point them toward the type of home that would fit their wants/needs best.

Types of Mortgage Loans – Which One is Right for Me?

When you are ready to start shopping for a home, be sure and talk to a qualified loan officer to find out what type of mortgage loan is best for you. Once you know your options, this helps for a smoother start and, ultimately, a less stressful home search & purchase.

Pros and Cons of Selling During the Holidays

Some sellers even take their homes off the market temporarily during the holiday season, but, before you make that choice, consider all the pros and cons to selling during this festive time of year.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Vacant Land

Do work with an agent to find the land. Your real estate agent can help to research the property and make sure that you are making a safe investment. Buying vacant land is different than buying a home; work with an agent who knows what questions to ask and knows how to negotiate on your behalf.

Understanding Home Equity

As time goes on and you continue to pay down your mortgage principal, your equity grows. Usually, the longer your own your home, the more equity you gain because you are paying down your mortgage.

When Should you Refinance?

Always check with a real estate expert before refinancing! It’s important to consider the drawbacks before taking action.

Considering Short-Term Rentals?

A short-term rental investment can be accomplished by purchasing a property to keep rented out or putting your own home up for rent when you travel. Whichever course you take, here are some things to think about before you hang up that “vacancy” sign.