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Myths About Today’s Market

Have you been hearing a lot of differing opinions on today’s market? Are you wondering if you should wait to buy or not? Let’s clear a few misconceptions up! WAITING TO BUY? Myth: I should wait to buy until home prices and mortgage rates fall! Reality: Experts say prices and rates will continue to rise…

Welcome to the Team!

We had a new Loan Officer Assistant join our team this last week, we are so excited to see where Kyle goes and how he elevates our team! Meet Kyle Ritz: Having the opportunity to give back to the community and assist others in reaching their goal of home ownership is why I joined Evergreen…

Bright Idea: An Energy Efficient Home

With inflation driving up the cost of everyday items, finding an energy efficient home can be a great way to decrease some of the expenses you CAN control. Key Points: From January 2021 to January 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 7.5%. This is the largest increase since 1982! Food prices…

How Global Uncertainty Impacts Mortgage Rates

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you’ll want to be aware of what’s happening with mortgage rates. Rates have been climbing in recent months, but that climb has dropped slightly over the past few weeks. Why is that? Rates had been steading climbing in recent months, especially January of this year and…

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Can Working Remotely Impact Your Home Search?

Many people are working remotely now, if you are one of them it could open up some new possibilities for you! Potential for a Change of Scenery Because remote working conditions mean not being tied to a physical location anymore, people have the option of living farther from the office. The timing might be right…

Your Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Sell is NOW!

If you’ve been thinking about selling your house in 2022, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. When you sell anything, you always hope for strong demand for your item and a limited supply. That maximizes your leverage when negotiating the sale. Home sellers are in that exact situation right now! Demand Is Very Strong According…

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

If you’ve been thinking of buying a home, you’re likely working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for a down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common misconception. Freddie Mac says: “The most damaging…

The Mortgage Process Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Applying for a mortgage is definitely a big step, but it doesn’t need to be one you fear. Breaking down the process into simple steps can take the uncertainty out of the mortgage process. Step 1- Know your credit score. This is a great starting point because your credit score and history have a big…

How to Think Strategically as a Buyer in Today’s Market

The homebuying process, like chess, requires strategy and planning. Pre-Approval: the Best Opening Play You can Make Your starting move can affect the rest of your transaction, it’s important to have a great opening play when you’re buying a home. The best strategy you can have when you begin your home search is getting pre-approved…