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How Can Home Renovations Protect You from Natural Hazards

Home renovations can be an effective way to protect your home and family from natural hazards. Start by identifying the potential hazards in your area. This can include natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and tornadoes, as well as man-made hazards such as gas leaks and fires. Once you've identified the potential hazards in your area, create a plan for how you will respond to them and prepare your home to take on these natural disasters and keep your home and … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 27, 2023

There will be a very light week with the Holiday season approaching. The only notable reports to have come out for the week are the U.S. economic leading indicators, with nothing scheduled around Thanksgiving weekend. The median forecast for the leading indicators has shown that with the rest of the CPI and PPI data among other economic statistics, the economy does seem to be heading towards a soft landing as the Federal Reserve had initially targeted. The most notable changes are lending … [Read More...]

Uncovering the Hidden Issues Beyond Real Estate Inspections

Purchasing a home is one of the most significant financial investments one can make in one’s lifetime. However, beneath the glossy exterior of a prospective dream home lies a world of hidden issues that can have a profound impact on your investment. While a traditional home inspection is a crucial part of the process, there's more to consider beyond the surface. Let’s explore the importance of going beyond standard home inspections to uncover the hidden issues in real estate … [Read More...]

Exploring the Diversity of Property Types: Finding Your Ideal Home

When it comes to finding the perfect place to call home, the variety of property types available can be both exciting and overwhelming. The real estate market offers a plethora of options, each with its own unique features, advantages, and considerations. From the cozy solitude of a single-family home to the dynamic potential of multi-family units and beyond, understanding these property types is key to making an informed and satisfying choice. Single-Family Homes: Embrace Privacy and … [Read More...]

How Will A Short Sale Affect Your Ability To Buy Another House In The Future?

A short sale is a real estate transaction in which a homeowner sells their property for less than the outstanding mortgage balance. While this option can provide relief to homeowners facing financial hardships, it also comes with consequences that may affect their ability to buy another house in the future. We will explore the impact of a short sale on your credit, eligibility for a new mortgage, and the steps you can take to mitigate these effects. The Short Sale and Your Credit One of the most … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 20, 2023

With the release of the CPI and PPI data, much of the broader market has been anticipating the potential cooling of inflation numbers month-to-month and those expectations have been met. There’s a consistent trend of inflation slowing down which brings a greater potential for the end of any rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, signaling a soft-landing for the economy which has been touted by Jerome Powell. With a soft landing, it does also signal a strong potential for the Federal Reserve … [Read More...]