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93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

Mike Panza
A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty...
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Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

Mike Panza
Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives....
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The Risks of Buying A Home With Unpermitted Renovation Work

The Risks of Buying A Home With Unpermitted Renovation Work

Real Estate
When you're on a search for your dream home, it’s easy enough to fall in love with any renovated features,...
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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

Mike Panza
There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance...
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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mike Panza
Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it...
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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

Mike Panza
A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers...
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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Mike Panza
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March...
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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

Mike Panza
In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as...
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Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

Mike Panza
If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important...
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Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mike Panza
Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial...
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There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

Mike Panza
Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just...
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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Mike Panza
Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick...
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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

Mike Panza
Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime...
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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

Mike Panza
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to...
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2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]

2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mike Panza
Some Highlights There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know...
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Curb Appeal Tips To Show Your Home In Its Best Light When Selling

Curb Appeal Tips To Show Your Home In Its Best Light When Selling

Real Estate
When it comes to selling a home, first impressions make a huge difference. And sometimes, you only have one shot...
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Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Mike Panza
Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first...
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Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

Mike Panza
For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home...
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Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?

Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?

Mike Panza
Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains that the dollar...
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What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

Mike Panza
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753...
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