Jose Rey's Blog Posts

Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of Time

Mortgage Rates Will Come Down, It’s Just a Matter of TimeThis past year, rising mortgage rates have slowed the red-hot housing market. Over the past nine months, we’ve seen fewer

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Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today

Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners TodayExperts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the

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3 Trends That Are Good News for Today’s Homebuyers

While higher mortgage rates are creating affordability challenges for homebuyers this year, there is some good news for those people still looking to buy a home.As the market has

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The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

Mortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you’re planning to buy a home. Here’s some

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Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert Advice

Getting Your House Ready To Sell? Work with an Agent for Expert AdviceIn a market that’s shifting as fast as it is today, many homeowners wonder what, if anything, needs to be

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How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth

Owning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a homeowner gives your net worth a big boost. And with high

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A Trusted Real Estate Advisor Provides Expert Advice

If you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today’s housing market. And if you’ve turned to

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Why Today’s Housing Inventory Proves the Market Isn’t Headed for a Crash

Whether or not you owned a home in 2008, you likely remember the housing crash that took place back then. And news about an economic slowdown happening today may bring all those concerns

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What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July

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What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?

What’s Causing Ongoing Home Price Appreciation?If you’re thinking about making a move, you probably want to know what’s going to happen to home prices for the rest

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Why Pre-Approval Is a Game Changer for Homebuyers

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, you might have heard that pre-approval is a necessary step to take before starting out on your journey. But why is that? And is it still

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

You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A 

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Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. And some of those words sound a bit similar but mean very different things. To help

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Luxury Homes Are in High Demand

Luxury Homes Are in High DemandAs people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into

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Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home

Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a HomeWith a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise

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More People Are Planning To Buy a Home Soon

More People Are Planning To Buy a Home SoonWhile some homeowners may be tempted to hold off until spring to list their houses, you should know – homebuyers aren’t waiting. Demand is

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HEADLINE: AN OPTION FOR HELPING BUYERS COMBAT MULTIPLE OFFERS

There’s intense competition for homes in areas where home inventory is low, and cash buyers often get the nod in situations where there are multiple offers.But there’s a new option for

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HOW TO SAVE WATER (AND MONEY!) AT HOME

As a homeowner, if you don’t maintain good water-saving habits, you could be sending more money than necessary straight down the drain every year. Start saving by trying out the tips below

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PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET EACH MONTH

                         Reviewing your monthly expenses once a year is a great practice to get into. As you look at your monthly

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

                             You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a

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DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS

                    “Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many,

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Your Guide To The Home Appraisal

                          You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's

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PRIORITY TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

                               Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about

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HOW YOUR DAILY DRIVE TIME CAN FACTOR INTO YOUR MORTGAGE

                           It’s easy to overlook some of the things that can affect your budget and purchasing power when

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FIVE TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR CREDIT

Monitoring your credit report and credit rating is important, especially if you’re considering purchasing a home. Here are five tips for improving your credit. It’s not about quick,

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DOES HOME STAGING MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

               It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common

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Should You Use A Realtor® To Buy A Home?

According to the National Associationof Realtors (NAR), “A Realtor® is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors®, the largest trade group

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TOP REPAIRS TO MAKE BEFORE YOU LIST YOUR HOME!

                  When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best

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TOP 5 EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS

                    Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping

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CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE

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HIDDEN FEES TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING A HOME

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase then

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOME WARRANTY & HOME INSURANCE

                         When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying

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TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?

TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the

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How You Can Finance Your Home Renovation

                              Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home

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Considering Buying a Home? Here are some of the Pros & Cons!

                                                   Deciding to buy a

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