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If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market this year. In 2022, the market underwent a major shift as economic uncertainty and higher mortgage rates reduced buyer demand, slowed the pace of home sales, and moderated home prices. But what about 2023?


An article from HousingWire offers this perspective:


“The red-hot housing market of the past 2 ½ years was characterized by sub-three percent mortgage rates, fast-paced bidding wars and record-low inventory. But more recently, market conditions have done an about-face. . . . now is the opportunity for everyone to become re-educated about what a &lsq...

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3 Best Practices for Selling Your House This Year



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A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one.


A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices in mind.


1. Price Your Home Right



The housing market shifted in 2022 as mortgage rates rose, buyer demand eased, and the number of homes for sale grew. As a seller, you’ll want to recognize things are different now and price your house appropriately ba...

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Each year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the holidays or wait. And others who have already listed their homes may think about removing their listings and waiting until the new year to go back on the market.


The truth is many buyers want to purchase a home for the holidays, and your house might be just what they’re looking for. Here are five great reasons you shouldn’t wait to sell your house.


1. While the supply of homes for sale has increased this year, there still aren’t enough homes on the market to keep up with buyer demand. As Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist & Director of Forecasting at the National Association of...

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As Nicole travels northward from Florida, we should be prepared.



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The storm is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain later this evening and throughout the day tomorrow. Even if Nicole weakens as it moves north, this large storm has the potential to bring down trees and power lines all along its path through our states.


Duke Energy Carolinas workforce of around 6,000 lineworkers is ready and will repair damage and restore power as quickly as possible.


Here are some tips for you to prepare:



  • Visit Storm Center for tips on ways to stay safe before, during and after severe weather hits.

  • Always assume downed lines are energized and stay away. Also, remember that power lines can be hidden by d...
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What’s Actually Happening with Home Prices Today?


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One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their homes. That can feel confusing and makes it more difficult to get a clear picture.

Part of the challenge is that it can be hard to understand what experts are saying when the words they use sound similar. Let’s break down the differences among those terms to help clarify what’s actually happening today.

. Appreciation is when home prices increase.
. Depreciation is when home prices decrease.
. Deceleration is ...
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