AMY RODRIGUEZ's Blog Posts

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?

How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July.

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2020 Urban Suburban Report: How Housing in Cities and Suburbs Both Thrived in an Extraordinary Year

2020 Urban/Suburban Report: How Housing in Cities and Suburbs Both Thrived in an Extraordinary

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Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage

Things to Avoid after Applying for a MortgageSome HighlightsThere are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your

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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months.

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Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your HouseThe housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest&

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a

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Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers

Some HighlightsWhen you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few key steps to take before you even start to look at houses.From saving for your down payment to getting pre-approved for

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How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a HomeThe gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an

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The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of HomeownershipThere are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right direction,

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Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is

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Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population Increase

Housing Supply Not Keeping Up with Population IncreaseMany buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market. It’s a true dilemma. We see an increase in buyer demand,

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Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate MarketDid you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today

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A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net WorthEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social

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