Top 2 Reasons To Consider a Newly Built Home
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
1w ago
When you’re planning a move, it’s normal to wonder where you’ll end up and what your future home is going to look like. Maybe you’ve got a specific picture of that house in your mind. But unless you came into this process knowing you want to buy a newly built home, you may not have pictured new home construction. A trusted real estate agent can help walk you through these two reasons you may want to reconsider that. 1. Adding Newly Built Homes Could Give You More Options There are two types of homes on the market: new and existing. A newly built home refers to a house that was just built or i ..read more
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Mortgage Rates for Summer 2024
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
2w ago
You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected. And if you’re wondering why, the answer lies in the latest economic data. Here’s a quick overview of what’s happening with mortgage rates and what experts say is ahead. Economic Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates When it comes to mortgage rates, things like the job market, the pace of inflation, consumer spending, geopolitical uncertainty, and more all have an impact. Another factor at play is the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and its decisions on monetary policy. And that’s what you may be hearin ..read more
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Equity Can Make Your Move Possible!
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by Jordan Lindley
3w ago
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Tips for Downsizing
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
3w ago
Simplify Your Move with Ease! Are you feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of downsizing before a move? Don't worry; you're not alone. Whether you're relocating to a new home or simply looking to declutter your current space, downsizing can be a daunting task. However, with the right approach and a bit of planning, you can streamline the process and make it more manageable. Here are some tips to help you downsize effectively: **Start Early:** The key to successful downsizing is to start early. Give yourself plenty of time to go through your belongings methodically, without feeling rushed. Start ..read more
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Ways to Use Your Tax Refund To Buy a Home
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
1M ago
Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains: “If one of your goals is to stop renting and buy a home, you’ll need to save up for closing costs and a down payment on the mortgage. A tax refund can give you a start on the road to homeownership. If you’ve already started to save, your tax refund could move you down the road faster.” While how much money you may get in a tax refund is go ..read more
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Downsizing When You Retire?
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by Jordan Lindley
1M ago
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Overpricing Your Home Will Cost You
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
1M ago
If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when more buyers move, and competition ticks up. That makes this an exciting time to put up that for sale sign. But while conditions are great for sellers like you, you’ll still want to be strategic when it comes time to set your asking price. That’s because pricing your house too high may actually cost you in the long run. The Downside of Overpr ..read more
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New Construction Homes Are a Game Changer This Spring
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
1M ago
Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both? If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love, and mortgage rates are putting pressure on your budget, it may be time to look at newly built homes. Here’s why. New Home Construction Is an Inventory Bright Spot When looking for a home, you can choose between existing homes (those that are already built and previously owned) and newly constructed ones. While the number of existing homes fo ..read more
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Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership
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by Jordan Lindley
1M ago
In today's housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 19% of all homebuyers are single women, while only 10% are single men. If you're a single woman trying to buy your first home, this should be encouraging. It means other people are making their dreams a reality – so you can too. Why Homeownership Matters to So Many Women For many single women, buying a home isn't just about having a place to live—it's also a smart way to invest for the future. Homes usually increase in value over time, so they’re a g ..read more
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What's the latest with mortgage rates
Fuqua Group Real Estate Blog
by Jordan Lindley
1M ago
Recent headlines may leave you wondering what’s next for mortgage rates. Maybe you’d previously heard there were going to be cuts this year that would bring rates down. That refers to the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and what they do to their Fed Funds Rate. While cutting, or lowering, the Fed Funds Rate doesn’t directly determine mortgage rates, it does tend to impact them. But when the Fed met last week, a cut didn’t happen — at least, not yet.  There are a lot of factors the Fed considered in their recent decision and most of them are complex. But you don’t need to be bogged down by those ..read more
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