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Interest Rates

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, February 23, 2021

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low much longer.

Whenever we try to forecast mortgage rates, we should consider the advice of Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American:

“You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is don’t ever try and forecast intere... Read more

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, February 2, 2021

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. It’s also a different step in the process from a home inspection, which assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. Here’s the breakdown of each one and why they’re both important when buying a home.

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National RE Market Projected to Keep Rising

Larry O. Doss Thursday, October 22, 2020

Home Values Projected to Keep Rising

As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, the rules of supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what is to come.

Due to the undersupply of homes on the market today, there’s upward pressure on prices. Consider simple economics: when there is high demand for an item and a low supply of it, consumers are willing to pay more for that item. That’s what’s hap... Read more

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Interest Rates Make it the Easiest in Decades to Buy a Home

Larry O. Doss Friday, February 21, 2020

With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time.
According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low.
The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year or $7,200 over the life of your loan. Maybe it’s time to lock in now while rates are still low.... Read more

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How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

Larry O. Doss Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help ease those concerns and make the process to homeownership much easier to understand.

A recent survey conducted by Ipson and Freddie Mac reveals the confidence level of Gen Z and Millennial buyers regarding the homebuying process. The graph below... Read more

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All You Need To Know About Home Insurance

Larry O. Doss Monday, January 18, 2010

While buying a home, you are always advised to get a home insurance. But do you know what a home insurance is and what are its benefits?

The type of property insurance that covers private homes is called home insurance. This home insurance policy protects the home and the homeowners from the loss that can occur due to damage to the home and its contents. Also, the liabilities for public accidents like fire occurring at home leading to damage of personal possessions are also covered in the home insurance policies.

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Predict the Future While Buying a Home

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Whether you are a seller or a buyer in the real estate transactions, you must always thing in the long term of the real estate market. There are several factors that can influence tomorrow’s market and you must be prepared for both ups and downs. To sell your home for a profitable price, you must ensure that your house in good condition. This is because, buyers usually look for homes in to which they can move in immediately without having to get many things repaired. However, if you are relocating, then you must decide whether you wish to sell your current home and buy a new home in the new lo... Read more

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Do’s and Don’ts at a Real Estate Auction

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The real estate auctions that happened before 2005 were more of trustee sales that took place in front of the house being auctioned. If you were to participate in those auctions, you would surely get a great deal, but there were drawbacks as well. If you won the bid with the highest amount then you were required to pay cash in full. Also you were not given an opportunity to inspect the house. There were also possibilities that the house had a lot of mortgages on it. All this and more kept many investors from participating.

Before you visit an auction site, question yourself as to why... Read more

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