Why more homebuyers are bidding above asking price

Buying a home has traditionally involved negotiating the sale price down from the seller’s asking price. Recently, however, the opposite has become common. Thanks to the hot real estate market, as many as half of all home sales now close for more than asking price. Here’s why this is occurring and how you can decide ...

5 benefits of homeownership

Home values in the U.S. are reaching record highs, and not without good reason. Homeownership offers many important benefits that Americans continue to take advantage of. Here are several ways that you can gain from owning a home.

Why waiting to buy a home could cost you more

If you’re thinking about buying a home, should you buy sooner or later? Home prices are predicted to rise by 11% in 2022, and mortgage rates are expected to increase to 4%. That means if you wait to buy, it could cost you a lot more.

When and how to put your home in a trust

What will happen to your home after you die? This is probably not a topic you’re eager to discuss, but it’s important to have a plan for how your home will be passed on to your heirs, especially as you enter your golden years. Most people rely on the probate process, either through a will ...

Why fall can be a great time to buy a home

Spring and summer are traditionally popular times to purchase a home in many parts of the country. However, home shopping in autumn can offer several unique advantages. Here are four reasons why buying a home in this season may be beneficial.

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