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Flat Fee Realtors: What They Are, and How to Find One

Flat Fee Realtors: What They Are, and How to Find One

Posted on May 09, 2022

Just as change has come to the taxi industry, the book industry, and takeout food thanks to digital technology, real estate is one of the next big innovation frontiers. That’s because the industry is still operating the way it did 30 years ago - despite the advent of the internet and other technolog...
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Moving to Annapolis, MD: Read This First

Moving to Annapolis, MD: Read This First

Posted on May 05, 2022

Coastal Annapolis has plenty to offer, so it’s no surprise that many people are exploring it as a living option - especially because it has a lower cost of living than nearby Washington, DC. A strong sense of historic preservation meets a contemporary collection of amazing bars and restaurants in th...
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Buying a House with a Low Income is Harder, But Not Impossible

Buying a House with a Low Income is Harder, But Not Impossible

Posted on May 04, 2022

As home prices continue to rise, plenty of would-be homebuyers are worried that their chances of ever owning a home are drying up - especially lower-income families who don’t have as much financial wiggle room to adjust to home prices skyrocketing 20% in a single year. However, affordable housing...
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Alternative Financing Options for the 2022 Housing Market

Alternative Financing Options for the 2022 Housing Market

Posted on Apr 27, 2022

Earlier this year the average mortgage for a U.S. home loan rose above 5% - a noticeable shift from last year’s historic lows. Mortgage rates last reached this point in 2018, and they may continue to rise. While many homebuyers rushed to lock in mortgage rates before they went even higher, a fair n...
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Moving to Florida From NY: Read This First

Moving to Florida From NY: Read This First

Posted on Apr 21, 2022

It’s an exodus from the Excelsior state: every year, New York accounts for the largest influx of new residents to Florida - and because of the large number of people coming from NYC, some people are jokingly (or not so jokingly) referring to it as “as the sixth borough of New York City.” Over 30,000...
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Old House vs New House: the Pros and Cons

Old House vs New House: the Pros and Cons

Posted on Apr 19, 2022

According to data from Trulia, the American public is fairly split on whether they prefer a newly built home or an old home. Assuming the same price, 41% of Americans prefer to buy a newly built home, while 21% prefer an existing home. But the remaining 38% have no preference.  Opinions on buy...
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How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time (Read This First)

How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time (Read This First)

Posted on Apr 15, 2022

We often talk about the struggles for homebuyers in this housing market, as well as the advantages it offers to sellers. However, what’s often missing from the discussion is the reality that many face: they’re both homebuyers and homesellers, and the two transactions are inextricably linked. Around ...
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The Most Walkable Suburbs of DC (in Maryland)

The Most Walkable Suburbs of DC (in Maryland)

Posted on Apr 13, 2022

Walkability has become increasingly important to home buyers - moving from “would be nice” to “must-have” on checklists despite the competitive market. According to a study published in Science Direct, walkability leads to higher neighborhood housing values, and additional studies indicate&nbs...
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