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    Why You May Still Want To Sell Your House After All

    By Doug Yopp | August 30, 2023

    Even though you may feel reluctant to sell your house because you don’t want to take on a mortgage ratethat’s higher than the one you have now, there’s more to consider. While the financial side of things does matter, your personal needs may actually matter just as much. As an article from Bankrate says: “Deciding whether it’s the right time... Read More

    Buyer Traffic Is Still Stronger than the Norm

    By Doug Yopp | August 30, 2023

    Are you putting off selling your house because you’re worried no one’s buying because of where mortgage rates are? If so, know this: the latest data shows plenty of buyers are still out there, and they’re purchasing homes today. Here’s the data to prove it. The ShowingTime Showing Index is a measure of buyers touring homes. The graph below uses the... Read More

    Mastering Mortgage Management: Tips for Paying Off Your Mortgage Early and Saving Thousands

    By Doug Yopp | August 30, 2023

    For many homeowners, a mortgage is the largest financial commitment they will ever make. While owning a home is a significant achievement, the prospect of paying off a mortgage over several decades can feel daunting. However, with careful planning and strategic financial decisions, it is possible to take control of your mortgage and even pay... Read More

    Smart Home Finance: Money-Saving Tips

    By Doug Yopp | July 6, 2023

    Managing your home finances effectively is essential for a stress-free financial life. In this edition, we’re excited to share valuable tips to help you make the most of your hard-earned money and achieve financial success. Let’s dive in! Create a Budget: Establishing a monthly budget is the foundation of financial management. Start by outlining your... Read More

    Why Homeownership Wins in the Long Run

    By Doug Yopp | June 28, 2023

    Today’s higher mortgage rates, inflationary pressures, and concerns about a potential recession have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to think about the long-term benefits of homeownership when making your decision. Consider this: if you know people who bought a home 5, 10, or even 30... Read More

    The True Value of Homeownership

    By Doug Yopp | June 1, 2023

    Buying and owning your home can make a big difference in your life by bringing you joy and a sense of belonging. And with June being National Homeownership Month, it’s the perfect time to think about all the benefits homeownership provides.  Of course, there are financial reasons to buy a house, but it’s important to consider the... Read More

    Budget and Save Big This Summer with These 8 Financial Tips

    By Doug Yopp | May 30, 2023

    Ah, summer. For some Americans, few things are as relaxing as a trip to the beach or a popular theme park. But if you’re not careful, summer can bring some surprising costs. Here are eight tips that help you focus on your tan without going into debt. 1. Start a Vacation Fund Most financial planners... Read More

    7 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Better Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season

    By Doug Yopp | April 27, 2023

    It’s never too early to get a start on next year’s taxes. The earlier you begin, the less painful the process is likely to be. By thinking ahead, you’ll be in the best possible position to cut your tax penalties. Fewer headaches and lower payments are great! Here are some tips to get you started:... Read More

    Homebuyer Activity Shows Signs of Warming Up for Spring

    By Doug Yopp | April 25, 2023

    The spring season appears to be warming up in housing as more and more buyers enter the market. And after rising mortgage rates sidelined so many buyers last year, that’s a good sign for sellers. has the latest: “Spring is officially here, and like green shoots emerging from the bleak winter, new data suggests that more buyers are back in... Read More

    What’s Ahead for Home Prices in 2023?

    By Doug Yopp | March 29, 2023

    Over the past year, home prices have been a widely debated topic. Some have said we’ll see a massive drop in prices and that this could be a repeat of 2008 – which hasn’t happened. Others have forecasted a real estate market that could see slight appreciation or depreciation depending on the area of the country.... Read More