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    20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

    By indfraserfl | November 15, 2020

    These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each month. Here are... Read More

    Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

    By indfraserfl | November 15, 2020

    Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last year.1 Fortunately, as restrictions have eased, we’ve seen... Read More

    Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

    By indfraserfl | November 15, 2020

    In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they haven’t always... Read More

    Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

    By indfraserfl | November 15, 2020

    The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if... Read More

    Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House

    By indfraserfl | November 15, 2020

    Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for every room in the house. These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and... Read More

    5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

    By indfraserfl | November 15, 2020

    Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has... Read More

    5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

    By indfraserfl | November 14, 2020

    For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated to investors expanding their portfolio to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate... Read More

    The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

    By indfraserfl | November 13, 2020

    “2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages. But,... Read More