Judy Guest's Blog Posts

Homeownership Is The Top Contributor To Your Net Worth

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net WorthMany people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist 

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62 Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment NeedsAccording to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down

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Should You Fix Your House Up Or Sell Now

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or

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One Of The Top Reasons To Own A Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a HomeOne of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of

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Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a MortgageCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new,

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Home Sales Expected To Continue Increasing In 2020

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020

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5 Reasons To Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This FallBelow are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Whats The Latest On Interest Rates

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for

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Experts Predict A Strong Housing Market For The Rest Of 2019

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering

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Seniors Are On The Move In The Real Estate Market

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate MarketDid you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today

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Busting The Myth About A Housing Affordability Crisis

Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability CrisisIt seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because

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American Confidence In Housing At An AllTime High American Confidence In Housing At An AllTime High

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time HighFannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your House

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your HouseAs a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate?

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Millionaire To Millennials The Costly Mistake Of Not Buying Now

Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying NowOn his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement:  “Not prioritizing homeownership

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What Experts Are Saying About The Current Housing Market

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing MarketWe’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what

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Home Price Appreciation ForecastQuestions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.We’ve

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The Cost Of Waiting Interest Rates Edition

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more

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Americans Powerful Belief In Homeownership As An Investment

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an InvestmentThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The

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Nows The Time To MoveUp And Upgrade Your Current Home 8 2019 68673

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate

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Jul 2 2019 68673 Know What To Expect At Your Home Inspection

Know What to Expect at Your Home InspectionSo you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer

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Time For Your Dream Home Gen X

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices,

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