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    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 19, 2024

    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of... Read More

    Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 18, 2024

    Builders Are Building Smaller Homes There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering... Read More

    Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 17, 2024

    Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates? When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some homeowners put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn’t want to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate for your next home. But is that still the right strategy for you? In today’s... Read More

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 16, 2024

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know –... Read More

    Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 15, 2024

    Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost You If you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot – and you’re not wrong. We’re still in a seller’s market because there are so few homes for sale right now. And historically, this is the time of year when more buyers move, and competition ticks up. That makes... Read More

    Boomers Moving Will Be More Like a Gentle Tide Than a Tsunami

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 12, 2024

    Boomers Moving Will Be More Like a Gentle Tide Than a Tsunami Have you heard the term “Silver Tsunami” getting tossed around recently? If so, here’s what you really need to know. That phrase refers to the idea that a lot of baby boomers are going to move or downsize all at once. And the... Read More

    Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 11, 2024

    Newly Built Homes Could Be a Game Changer This Spring Buying a home this spring? You’re probably navigating today’s affordability challenges and dealing with the limited number of homes for sale. But, what if there was a solution that could help with both? If you’re having a hard time finding a home you love, and mortgage rates are putting pressure... Read More

    Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 10, 2024

    Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans If you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still... Read More

    Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do.

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 9, 2024

    Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Here’s a list of things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan.... Read More

    What Makes a House a Home?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 8, 2024

    What Makes a House a Home? There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories... Read More