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    Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?

    By Marco Manumbas | February 1, 2023

    If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have... Read More

    Today’s Housing Market Is Nothing Like 15 Years Ago

    By Marco Manumbas | January 11, 2023

    There’s no doubt today’s housing market is very different than the frenzied one from the past couple of years. In the second half of 2022, there was a dramatic shift in real estate, and it caused many people to make comparisons to the 2008 housing crisis. While there may be a few similarities, when looking at key... Read More

    3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year

    By Marco Manumbas | January 5, 2023

    A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident... Read More

    Homeowners Still Have Positive Equity Gains over the Past 12 Months

    By Marco Manumbas | December 25, 2022

    If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a big boost over the past few years thanks to rapidly rising home prices. Here’s how it happened and what it means for you, even as the market moderates. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. Because there was... Read More

    What Every Seller Should Know About Home Prices

    By Marco Manumbas | December 12, 2022

    If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories have you wondering what that means for your home’s value, here’s what you really need to know. What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? It’s possible you’ve seen news stories mentioning... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

    By Marco Manumbas | November 21, 2022

    This past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer homes sold than the previous month as home price growth has slowed. All of this is due to the fact that the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has doubled this year, severely limiting homebuying power for... Read More

    What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates and Home Prices?

    By Marco Manumbas | November 10, 2022

    Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best... Read More

    Taking the Fear out of Saving for a Home

    By Marco Manumbas | October 31, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound scary at first. But it doesn’t have to be. One way to take the fear out of budgeting is understanding some of the costs you might encounter.  And to do that, turn to trusted real estate professionals. They can... Read More

    Pre-Approval Is a Critical First Step on Your Homebuying Journey

    By Marco Manumbas | October 24, 2022

    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, one of the first steps on your journey is getting pre-approved. Especially in today’s market when mortgage rates are higher than they were just a few months ago, getting a mortgage pre-approval can be a game changer. Here’s why. What Is Pre-Approval? To better understand why pre-approval is key, it’s important to know what... Read More

    Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

    By Marco Manumbas | October 19, 2022

    While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and added fuel to the fire for conversations about a recession. You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost of goods and services climb.... Read More

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