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Top 6 Home Design Trends To Watch in 2023

Over the past few years, many of us have spent extra time at home, and that means we appreciate the personal design touches that make a house cozy and comfortable more than ever. But while it’s important to make your home your own, it’s also smart to think about the long-term impact your renovations could have on its value.

Read on to learn how to maximize beauty, functionality and value of your home with the top home design trends for 2023!

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7 Tips to Maximize Your Home’s Sale Price

Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled.

Fortunately, we’ve developed a listing strategy that combines our proven approach to preparation, pricing and promotion—all designed to help you get top dollar for your home.

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Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

In today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging to pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership.

But is renting a better alternative? Rents have also soared along with inflation – and are likely to continue climbing due to a persistent housing shortage. And while homebuyers can lock in a set mortgage payment, renters are at the mercy of these rising costs for the foreseeable future.

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8 Strategies to Secure a Lower Mortgage Rate

Mortgage rates have been on a roller coaster ride this year, rising and falling amid inflationary pressures and economic uncertainty.

 This climate has been unsettling for some homebuyers and sellers. However, with proper planning, you can work toward qualifying for the best mortgage rates available today – and open up the possibility of refinancing at a lower rate in the future.

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Higher Rates and Short Supply: The State of Real Estate in 2022

 

The last two years caught many of us off guard—and not just because of the pandemic. They also ushered in the hottest housing market on record.

And while some had hoped 2022 would bring a return to normalcy, the U.S. real estate market continues to boom, despite rising interest rates and decreasing affordability.

 So what’s driving this persistent demand? And is there an end in sight? Here are three factors impacting the real estate market right now.