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Moving With Pets: Tips For Animal Lovers

There’s a lot to consider when you’re trying to choose a new home for your family. Is the kitchen big enough? Are there enough bedrooms? Is there plenty of room to store all my camping and sports equipment? Does the home have a bonus space that can be used for a game/playroom, office or guest bedroom? How does the neighborhood school rank? What’s the proximity to a grocery store, shopping and entertainment? Your real estate agent has probably asked your preference on these questions and more, but one thing you may not have considered is what makes a good home...
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What’s Feeding the Affordability Perception?

Affording a mortgage payment is possible for many prospective homeowners. Why then, by all accounts, is un-affordability plaguing the market? Why is the perception of affordability so negative? Researchers at Freddie Mac offered several answers to that question in its latest Insight, the first one being perception. Homebuyers struggling to find reasonably-priced listings perceive the housing market in general as unaffordable — a reasonable conclusion, if their only options to date have been out-of-reach stock. Secondly, the high likelihood for competition (i.e., bidding wars) is off-putting, both for first-time homebuyers and for sellers re-entering the market. The latter’s hesitation is...
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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Home Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense. 2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have hovered around 4%....
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Shopping For Your Dream Home? Wants vs Needs

Are you shopping for your dream home? In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. Making a list of wants vs needs before you go online or speak with your Realtor will save you a lot of time and possible disappointment. Ready to start shopping now?  Start here: Affordable Homes in San Antonio If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably have already come up with a list of things...
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