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Will the market burst and crash?

By Kristin Bergunder | Apr 29, 2021

  Will the market burst and crash? In the last month, the Google search, “When is the housing market going to crash?” is up 2450%!  It’s a fair question when, according to Redfin, 42% of homes nationally are selling for more than list price.  And many buyers are willing to bridge the gap between agreed […]

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Can you buy before you sell?

By Kristin Bergunder | Mar 1, 2021

Start by getting prequalified. This way you’ll know if it is an option to purchase a home before selling your existing property. Also, this will give you time to weigh your options before pricing your home and putting it on the market. Contact me for a referral to a trusted local lender. Making a Contingent […]

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Prepare For Buying!

By Kristin Bergunder | Mar 1, 2021

Buying a home is an expensive proposition. Down payments and closing costs can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars — and that doesn’t even factor in the fact that you’ll have home maintenance and mortgage payments to make when the dust settles after your big move. I work with folks a year […]

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Office is (now) at Home

By Kristin Bergunder | Mar 1, 2021

  More and more people are working from home and many have shifted to it permanently. When You Need to Set Up Shop Quickly Reworking space in your home is the fastest solution but you may need some essential equipment first. It makes sense to start with big ticket items first. That way you’ll have […]

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6 Tax Time Tips

By Kristin Bergunder | Mar 1, 2021

  To paraphrase a popular adage, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While tax time can be stressful for some people, having certain knowledge ahead of time can soften some of the financial blow. We’re referring to lesser-known tax deductions. As you gather paperwork to file your 2020 taxes, keep these […]

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Will Mortgage Rates Rise in 2021?

By Kristin Bergunder | Feb 18, 2021

With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise. Recently, Freddie Mac released their quarterly forecast, noting: “The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a record low over a dozen times in 2020 and the low interest rate environment is projected to […]

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

Equity is WAY up! Buy A Home, Build Wealth

By Kristin Bergunder | Feb 2, 2021

  Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most financial sense. That equation will most likely take into consideration monthly housing costs, tax advantages, and other incremental expenses. Using […]

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Record interest rates driving the real estate market?

By Kristin Bergunder | Dec 8, 2020

Low interest rates continue to increase opportunities for home buyers to either afford their first home, upgrade, or rake in the benefits of selling their existing residence with a high return and locating their retirement home. With inventory low, how does this impact the market with high demand? Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist says, […]

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Selling Your Home Over The Holiday Season

By Kristin Bergunder | Nov 19, 2020

Selling your home during the holidays is loaded with pros and cons. Your agent may recommend keeping your home on the market because “you’ll know the buyers are serious.” That may be true in some areas, but keep in mind that real estate agents always want your home on the market, regardless of whether it’s […]

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Declutter To Feel Better!

By Kristin Bergunder | Nov 4, 2020

Whether you telecommute or go to an office, your home should feel like a breath of fresh air, a peaceful haven where you can relax and unwind at the end of the day. But instead, there’s clutter everywhere, clogging the shelves, the cupboards, your closets and every surface where you look. Ugh. Not relaxing at […]

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