We hope all is well for you in these crazy times! Because of these tumultuous times, many people are thinking more about their finances and the planning they have in place.  To help provide a resource to his clients, Reg Aldrich, with COUNTRY Financial®,  will be hosting a Virtual Event featuring Tom Hegna that will hit…

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Nearly every major metro area across the country saw home prices continue to escalate in the second quarter. Median single-family home prices increased year over year in 96% of measured markets—or 174 out of 181—during the quarter, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS®. That percentage matches the metro areas in…

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Whenever a buyer is purchasing a home using a mortgage loan, the appraisal is an integral part of the transaction. However, as with many steps in the home buying process, appraisals can be mystifying—particularly for first-time buyers. Here are answers to a few common questions to help clear up any confusion surrounding home appraisals. What…

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2019 was the best year for mortgage rates since 2011, but what will the new year bring for the mortgage industry? As we’ve seen throughout the second half of last year, fixed mortgage rates averaged less than 4%. Most economists speculate that rates will remain just south of the 4% mark for the remainder of…

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Spooky Sales Tips to Market Homes at Halloween If you are selling your home this Halloween season, you can attract potential buyers by capitalizing on increased holiday traffic in your neighborhood. It’s also an excellent opportunity to talk with your neighbors about friends who are interested in moving into your neighborhood. Be generous with the candy…

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If you are considering purchasing a home now or in the future , here is some useful information that will  make applying for a mortgage smoother. Before searching for your new home, you should always get a pre approval letter.   This helps you know exactly what price range you should be looking in and when…

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If you are thinking about purchasing a home for the first time, you may not know that your credit will be one of the key factors in determining whether you are approved for a mortgage and your mortgage interest rate. Your credit score is calculated using five major factors: Payment history – Creditors will look at any…

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Getting a pre-approval letter will get you ahead of the game, and keeping your credit quiet will help you to the finish line! Here are some other pointers in the “winning the game” of closing on a home with a mortgage!   We know that buying a home can be intimidating with so many steps.…

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Has the housing market finally run out of steam?  Buyers found the lack of available homes too much in April with all major regions failing to show any activity gains.  The Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors was down 1.3% to a reading of 106.4, following two monthly increases including an…

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