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Should You Buy a Home with Inflation This High?


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While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still going up. You no doubt are feeling the pinch on your wallet at the gas pump or the grocery store, but that news may also leave you wondering: should I still buy a home right now?


Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, explains how inflation is affecting the housing market:


“Inflation will have a strong influence on where mortgage rates go in the months ahead. . . . Whenever inflation finally starts to ease, so will mortgage rates — but even then, home prices are still subject to demand and very tight supply....

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The Drop in Mortgage Rates Brings Good News for Homebuyers


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Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble


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How Buying or Selling a Home Benefits the Economy and Your Community


If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, chances are you’re focusing on the many extraordinary ways it’ll change your life. But do you know it has a large impact on your community too?


To measure that impact, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases a report each year to highlight just how much economic activity a home sale generates. The chart below shows how the sale of both a newly built home and an existing home impact the economy:


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As the visual shows, a single home sale can have a significant effect on the overall economy. To dive a level deeper, NAR also provides a detailed look at ho...
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If You’re a Homeowner, You Have Incredible Leverage When You Sell Today



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In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things:

. To be the winning bid on their dream home
. To buy before mortgage rates rise more
. To buy before home prices go even higher

These buyer needs give you an amazing advantage – also known as leverage – when you sell.

What Does This Mean for Sellers Today?

You might already realize this enables you to sell at a ...
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Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers



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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 know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains:


“The lender will check out your personal finances and issue you a letter confirming the amount you’re eligible to borrow. This not only gives you a firm budget for house hunting, but also lets sellers know you’re qualified to make an offer.”


Why does that matter so much today? There are many more buyers...

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