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Buyer Resources

How Far Is Starbucks From Your Home?

Lately, statistics have shown that your home’s value can be dependent upon your proximity to the local Starbucks, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s or any other local grocery store or fast food location. According to Zillow, the things that increase your home’s value include good school districts and neighborhoods, larger square footage and the home’s closeness to…

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy TODAY!

According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low. This is even more motivation for buyers who are ready to purchase. And homeowners looking for eager buyers can take advantage of this opportune time to sell as well. That said,…

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Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come. There’s Not Enough! Making our way through…

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Top Two Things Home Buyers Should Do Right Now

The last few months’ health crisis has consumers remembering the economic slowdown of 2008. This slowdown, however, is very different from 2008 because this slowdown was created by a health crisis as opposed to a housing crisis. One thing the experts seem to agree on is that despite a decline in economic activity in the…

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Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver

With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in Rochester, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. Today, many analysts believe one of the first things we’ll be able…

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Should I Skip My Mortgage Payment?

It was announced a short while ago that banks will waive mortgage payments for 90 days. Does this really mean that you can just stop paying  your mortgage and everything will be ok? NO! For the best information about what the banks REALLY meant for you to do, we’re relying on the always smart advice…

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What’s With The Mortgage Rates?

For the past few years, we’ve benefitted from historically low mortgage interest rates. When the Federal Reserve lowered the interest rate on March 15th, some people thought that the mortgage rates would take yet another dive as well. While they initially did, it had nothing to do with the Federal Reserve lowering their rate. The…

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How To: Prepare to Buy a Home

As a first time home buyer, or as someone who has been out of the home buying market for a bit, you might not know or remember the steps you need to take in order for your home purchase to go smoothly. We’re here to help! Talk to mortgage bankers. Many buyers get caught up…

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