Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines

Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping one-year increases. While the year-over-year jumps will certainly be striking, you should take these numbers with a grain of salt, as the situation highlights a short-term …

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Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home …

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., homes …

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Talking About a Spring Break Get-A-Way?And Wondering What the Possibilities Might Be?

Ahhh a get-a-way is always an inspirational thought for sure. The actual doing requires planning and research to see what is available and open and what is within the budget. Here are some helps in your research and planning: Do drive. Most experts say to stick to road trips, since your car is the safest …

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The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

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 …

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Successor Trustee

You’ve just been notified that someone wants to name you as their Successor Trustee and you’re thinking “wow, what does that mean? What does that entail? What will be my responsibilities? And you may even be thinking, “can I say no”? These are all good self questions around this big responsibility and I will go …

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