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Archive for February 2018

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise on expectation of future rate hikes

  Mortgage rates continue to post increases, and while the Federal Open Market Committee voted against raising rates in January, interest rates rose with the expectation more rate hikes are to come this year, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. (Source: Freddie Mac) The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.22% for the week ending February…

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5 things sellers should do to prepare for the spring market

You may have heard, “The spring market begins after the Super Bowl.” That of course was 2 Sundays ago, and from all early indications, the spring market of 2018 has begun. As the busiest time of year for the housing market, spring – actually, February through May – brings opportunity for buyers and sellers alike.…

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To Stage or Not to Stage – 5 Reasons Why Home Staging Works

Staging Is Not Interior Design Staging and interior design are not the same. In fact, staging is almost the exact opposite of interior design. Interior design reflects the owners’ personality, their life story and how they see themselves and how they want to be seen. Staging reflects the potential buyers, and in order to work,…

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