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How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wall…
  If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/how-homeownership-can-help-shield-you-inflation/

Is It Enough To Offer Asking Price in Today’s Housing Market?

If you’re planning to buy a home this season, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll need to do to get your offer accepted. In previous years, it was common for buyers to try and determine how much less than the asking price they could offer to still …
  b In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the same expectations. Things Are Different Today Today’s housing market is anything but… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/it-enough-offer-asking-price-todays-housing-market/

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream.
  Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/why-housing-market-not-bubble-ready-pop/

Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. Why does that matter so much today? There are many more buyers looking for homes today than there are homes available for sale, and that’s creating some serious competition. Accor…
  Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/why-pre-approval-important-step-todays-homebuyers/

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on…
  Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/it-time-buy-smaller-home/

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home search, the truth is, timing has never been more important. Even though you may be tempted to…
  In the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning the timing of your home… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/how-approach-rising-mortgage-rates-buyer/

On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.

If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. But why are conditions so good for sellers today? And what can you expect when you…
  If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/fence-whether-or-not-move-spring-consider/

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Coming into this year, most experts projected mortgage rates would gradually increase and end 2022 in the high three-percent range. It’s only April, and rates have already blown past those numbers. Freddie Mac announced last week that the 30-year fixed-ra…
  There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/where-are-mortgage-rates-headed/

Why a Real Estate Professional Is Key When Selling Your House

With today’s real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than ever. They have the skills, experience, and expertise it takes to navigate the highly detailed and involved process of selling a home. …
  With today’s real estate market moving as fast as it is, working with a real estate professional is more essential than ever. They have the skills, experience, and… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/why-real-estate-professional-key-when-selling-your-house/

Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year

If you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing costs. And for sellers, you’re probably working on a bit of spring cleaning and maint…
  If you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/using-your-tax-refund-achieve-your-homeownership-goals-year/

The Future of Home Price Appreciation and What It Means for You

Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a situation similar to the housing crash 15 years ago.
  Many consumers are wondering what will happen with home values over the next few years. Some are concerned that the recent run-up in home prices will lead to a… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/future-home-price-appreciation-and-what-it-means-you/

Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers

Today's low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you're one of many people who work remotely, you may have a great opportunity to use the flexibility you have at work to achieve your…
  Today's low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you're one of many people who work remotely,… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/remote-work-trends-mean-flexibility-first-time-homebuyers/

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today

Since the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in your next home and which ones are just nice bonuses, you can land a home that fits …
  Since the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/balancing-your-wants-and-needs-homebuyer-today/

What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?

Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here’s a visua…
  Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/whats-happening-mortgage-rates-and-where-will-they-go-here/

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who can he…
  When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2022/04/what-you-need-budget-when-buying-home/

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