Month: <span>April 2021</span>

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home TodayKCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 20, 2021

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years.

Get Your Own Slice of the Big Apple: Buying a House in ManhattanLira SamantaHomeLight Blog

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April 19, 2021

If you’re ready to buy a house in Manhattan, congratulations! Being able to afford a home in this swanky NYC borough means enjoying unparalleled access to the world’s preeminent nexus of culture, cuisine, architecture, and finance. Internationally renowned museums like the Met and MoMA, theater productions on and off-Broadway, and

Looking to be a Landlord? 6 Ways to Invest in Rental PropertyJody EllisHomeLight Blog

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April 19, 2021

DISCLAIMER: This article is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as financial, tax, or legal advice. HomeLight always encourages you to reach out to an advisor regarding your own situation. Have you ever dreamed of owning multiple properties and enjoying a steady stream of income as a landlord? For

How to Make Money Renting Houses: Advice From Experienced InvestorsSummer RylanderHomeLight Blog

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April 19, 2021

DISCLAIMER: This article is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to be construed as financial, tax, or legal advice. HomeLight always encourages you to reach out to an advisor regarding your own situation. If you’re looking to make money with real estate, renting houses may sound like

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?KCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 19, 2021

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than

Beyond the Headlines: What’s Going to Solve Real Estate’s Inventory Crunch?Matt McGeeHomeLight Blog

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April 19, 2021

The real estate headlines are scary right now. All across the country, inventory is at or near all-time lows. Buyers can’t find homes, or when they do, they have to compete against 20 other buyers to get the home. (Often, more than 20!) There’s no end in sight. Or is

The purchase mortgage market is back on topMovement StaffMovement Mortgage Blog

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April 16, 2021

According to HousingWire, the share of refinances in mortgage origination volume dipped below 50% for the first time in 15 months in March. With interest rates continuing to tick up, the purchase mortgage market is where most lenders will focus operations over the next year. “Recent – and sharp –

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]KCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 16, 2021

Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning a home provides

Vacation Home Checklist: Keep Your Place in Perfect Shape While You’re AwayHannah TanRedfin | Real Estate Tips for Home Buying, Selling & More

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April 15, 2021

Everyone loves a good vacation, and the option of having a private retreat is one of the many perks of owning a vacation home. With the soaring demand and interest in vacation towns and affordable suburbs, there’s no better time to jump on the opportunity to own a vacation home

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation HomeKCM CrewKeeping Current Matters

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April 15, 2021

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders