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6 Things Your Mortgage Lender Wants You To Know About Getting a Home Loan During COVID-19 By Lauren Sieben | May 28, 2020 Getting a mortgage, paying your mortgage, refinancing your mortgage: These are all major undertakings, but during a pandemic, all of it becomes more complicated. Sometimes a lot more complicated. But make no mistake, home buyers are still…

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These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month. Here are…

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April 18, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Altered the Home Buying Process

by Melissa Stevenson

By: REBAC Staff Posted: 04/13/2020 Less than a month ago, real estate showings, purchases, and closings in the U.S. were mostly unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, homebuyers and sellers face a completely different landscape. In most markets, real estate is considered an essential service. Homes are still being listed for sale, and buyers are…

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Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home…

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March 14, 2020

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

by Melissa Stevenson

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating immediately (or in…

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Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of the…

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January 16, 2020

Declutter, Organize and Downsize Are you on board?

by Melissa Stevenson

Closets and home storage industry trends, opportunities Posted by Karen M. Koenig December 05, 2019 | 2:35 pm EST Photo by Closet America With remodeling still a big business, sales of home organization products are expected to continue to flourish, with projections showing a 3.8% rise annually through 2023 to $12.7 billion, according to research by The…

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January 3, 2020

2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forcast

by Melissa Stevenson

We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.1 Still, given that recessions are a natural (and necessary) part of a business…

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December 15, 2019

Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House

by Melissa Stevenson

Need Last Minute ideas?  Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. I’ve selected a few of my favorites for every room in the house. These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and a “cool factor” that will…

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November 6, 2019

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

by Melissa Stevenson

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has…

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6 Things Your Mortgage Lender Wants You To Know About Getting a Home Loan During COVID-19 By Lauren Sieben | May 28, 2020 Getting a mortgage, paying your mortgage, refinancing your mortgage: These are all major undertakings, but during a pandemic, all of it becomes more complicated. Sometimes a lot more complicated. But make no mistake, home buyers are still…

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