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Homes Sold Faster Than Ever in April; Prices Rose 7.6%

The national median home sale price increased 7.6 percent in April from a year ago, to a median of $302,200. This is the first time the national median home price has surpassed the $300,000 mark across the 174 markets that Redfin tracks. While April posted solid growth in home sales, up 5.2 percent from last year, home […]

13 Mortgage Questions to Ask — and the Answers You Want

Having a list of mortgage questions to ask potential lenders is just the start. Knowing the answers you’re looking for puts you ahead of the game. 1. Which type of mortgage is best for me? This question will help you know if you’re talking to just a producer — a salesperson — or a quality advisor. […]

What You Need to Know About Buying a House in Summer 2018

The sun is high and hot—and so is the competition for buying a home. Thinking about buying a home this summer? The sunniest time of year is great for exploring new neighborhoods and visualizing future patio parties during viewings. But before you start any serious shopping, it’s important to understand what the housing market is like […]

13 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for the Best Summer Ever

Take care of your home’s hot-weather needs now, and you’ll have more time for fun in the sun. Summer will be here before you know it, and you know what that means: Heat, hornets and yard work. If you’re starting to miss spring already, fear not. Here are some quick projects to make your home […]

Best Apps for Homeowners

On average, Americans pick up and check their smartphones over 40 times a day. These necessary smartphones are no longer solely for making phone calls or sending text messages. In fact, we access an average of 9 apps per day. You may have social media for connecting with friends, financial apps to organize your money, games […]

There Aren’t Enough New-Home Sales Leading Up to the Spring Buying Frenzy

As we enter the spring home-buying season, hordes of would-be homeowners are ready to go—but there weren’t enough new-home sales in the beginning of the year to quell the already strong demand. Only about 618,000 newly constructed homes were sold in February, according to a joint report by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s down 0.6% from […]

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

The dollars and cents that go into moving vary greatly depending on a number of factors. Making the decision to move can be an exciting time, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. But it can also be a milestone surrounded by uncertainty: am I making the right decision? How will my kids […]

Dallas-Area Home Prices Growing At Much Lower Rate

Dallas-area home prices rose at the slowest rate in six years in the latest nationwide housing comparison. Dallas home prices were 6.4 percent higher than in February 2017 in the monthly Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The Dallas-area gain was just barely ahead of the nationwide average price increase of 6.3 percent in February […]

6 Questions To Ask About Title Insurance

Title insurance protects buyers of real estate and issuers of mortgage loans from defects or problems with a land title in the transfer of property. If there is a title dispute resulting from a sale, the title insurance company may be responsible for paying specified legal damages, depending on the type of policy. When you […]

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