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    Home Shopping: Online Vs. In- Person

    By Ann Rudd | May 13, 2022

    So you’ve made the decision to buy a home, you’ve checked your finances and you’re ready to start looking for your dream house. These days you have two ways to go about viewing a property, first is the traditional in person visit and second which is through online platforms. Technology continues to evolve and improve... Read More

    7 Reasons why the Carolinas are a Great place to live in

    By Ann Rudd | March 11, 2022

    Thinking of moving but with no specific place in mind? Well the Carolinas are waving at you! From the late 90s to this day, millions of new residents have flocked to the Carolinas. With so much to offer in terms of work, recreation, and landscape, it’s no wonder people are deciding to go to the... Read More

    Housing Market Crash in 2022 is NOT likely

    By Ann Rudd | February 24, 2022

    Since 2019 the market has seen massive demand in homes and soaring housing prices and the pandemic has been of no help. The last year has had an astonishing growth rate in home prices by nearly 20%, which has led to multiple talks of an “inevitable crash” in the market. With skyrocketing home values showing... Read More

    Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things To Know Today

    By Ann Rudd | July 26, 2019

    Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on... Read More

    What A Difference A Year Makes for Sellers

    By Ann Rudd | July 19, 2019

    Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy. We’ve reported on inventory shortages in the past, and it’s been a constant concern for potential buyers throughout recent years. New research shows the inventory concern is starting... Read More

    Americans’ Powerful Belief In Homeownership As An Investment

    By Ann Rudd | July 12, 2019

    The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment. Since 2014, the percentage has increased by over nine percent. The Fed’s survey also showed that when the results are broken down by age, education, income, or... Read More

    Millennials Are Increasing The Demand For Condominiums

    By Ann Rudd | July 5, 2019

    When deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs, budget, and in many cases, the desired maintenance level. For many millennials, their choice has been buying a condominium! According to CoreLogic, “Last year about 43% of all condo home-purchase mortgage applications were submitted... Read More

    Top 5 Reasons You Should Not FSBO

    By Ann Rudd | July 4, 2019

    Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBOmight not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. The top 5 reasons are listed below: 1. Online... Read More

    Why Is So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage?

    By Ann Rudd | June 20, 2019

    When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process... Read More

    Renting or Owning, What is Better for You?

    By Ann Rudd | June 12, 2019

    In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy... Read More