Kristen Haynes's Blog Posts

Equity Makes Your Move Possible!

Some HighlightsDid you know the equity you have in your current house can help make your move possible?Once you sell, you can use it for a larger down payment on your next home,

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The Cost of Overpricing Your Home

Why Overpricing Your House Can Cost YouFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInIf you’re trying to sell your house, you may be looking at this spring season as the sweet spot –

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What Every Homebuyer Needs to Know About Closing Costs

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInBefore making the decision to buy a home, it’s important to plan for all the costs you’ll be responsible for. While you’re busy saving for

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The Real Deal with Mortgage Rates

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInAre you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you

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Will a Silver Tsunami Takeover the Housing Market?

Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInHave you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it’s all about? If,

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Think You're Ready to Buy a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions

Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These QuestionsFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInIf you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention

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Why Move After Retirement?

Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next StepIf you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still

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Mortgage rates, home pricing, and recession, oh my!

Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind?FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhen it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around

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Are Home Prices Destined for a Crash?

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Home PricesFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInAccording to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go

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Inventory Shows a Crash Isn't on the Horizon

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the HorizonFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInYou might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn’t own a home;

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How Does Inflation Affect the Housing Market?

How Inflation Affects the Housing MarketFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInHave you ever wondered how inflation impacts the housing market? Believe it or not, they’re connected.

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How to Price Your Home Right Before Listing

Pricing Your House Right Still Matters TodayFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhile this isn’t the frenzied market we saw during the ‘unicorn’ years, homes that are priced right

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to Make Your Best Offer

Tips for Making Your Best Offer on a HomeFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhile the wild ride that was the ‘unicorn’ years of housing is behind us, today’s market is still

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Don't Know Where You'll Go When You Sell? Consider This.

Where Will You Go If You Sell? Newly Built Homes Might Be the Answer.FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInDo you want to sell your house, but hesitate because you’re worried you won&rsquo

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First-Time Homebuyers Keys to Success

For Buyers, First Time Home Buyers, Down PaymentsKeys to Success for First-Time HomebuyersFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInBuying your first home is an exciting decision and a

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When Others Aren't Selling Their Homes, Why Not Sell Yours?

The Best Time To Sell Your House Is When Others Aren’t SellingFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know the number of homes

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Buyer Activity is Up Despite Mortgage Rate Hike

Buyer Activity Is Up Despite Higher Mortgage RatesFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInIf you’re a homeowner thinking about making a move, you may wonder if it’s still a good time

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Renting Versus Buying in Today's Market

Why Buying a Home Makes More Sense Than Renting TodayFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWondering if you should continue renting or if you should buy a home this year? If so, consider this.

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Looking to Sell Your House this Spring? Don't Overlook this Important Factor

Over the last year, the housing market’s gone through significant change. While it’s still a sellers’ market, homes that are priced right are selling, and they get the

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How Changing Mortgage Interest Rates Will Effect You

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has been bouncing between 6% and 7% this year. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to buy a home or not, it’s helpful to know exactly how a 1%, or

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Timing Selling Your Home Right

Have You Thought About Why You Might Want To Sell Your House? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re on the fence about selling your house, it’s worth considering all the reasons why

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Proof the Housing Market Won't Crash

Here’s Why the Housing Market Isn’t Going To Crash ]

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Is it Best to Rent or Own?

Is It Really Better To Rent Than To Own a Home Right Now?You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s better to rent right now than it is to own your home. But before you

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Considering Downsizing to a Smaller Home?

A Smaller Home Could Be Your Best OptionMany people are reaching the point in their lives when they need to decide where they want to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching

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All About Closing Costs

What You Should Know About Closing CostsBefore you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are

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Home Sales Higher than Last Year but Lower than Pre-Pandemic Levels

Number of Homes for Sale Up from Last Year, but Below Pre-Pandemic YearsThe biggest challenge in the housing market right now, and likely for years to come, is how few homes there are for sale

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Does Your Home Have Short Term Rental Potential?

Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling;

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The Pro's of Moving Before Spring

Why It Makes Sense To Move Before SpringSpring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home.

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The Low Down on Current Home Prices

What’s Really Happening with Home Prices? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house, recent headlines about home prices falling month-over-month

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Considering Selling Your Second Home?

Is It Time To Sell Your Second Home?During the pandemic, second homes became popular because of the rise in work-from-home flexibility. That’s because owning a second home, especially in the

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Your 2023 Home Buying Checklist

Tips To Reach Your Homebuying Goals in 2023 [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to buy a home in 2023, here are a few things to focus on.Work on your credit and

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What Are Your Housing Market Goals?

What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your

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Thank You for Everything

Thank You for All of Your

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Considering Moving into Retirement? Here are Some Tips.

Planning to Retire? It Could Be Time To Make a Move.If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, you may be planning your next steps. One of your goals could be 

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Insight on Home Price Growth Since 2019

What Every Seller Should Know About Home PricesIf you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, recent headlines about home prices may be top of mind. And if those stories

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Buyers Need to Know About the Inventory of Homes Available

What Buyers Need To Know About the Inventory of Homes Available for SaleIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you’re likely trying to juggle your needs, current mortgage rates,

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Trending: Multigenerational Households

More People Are Finding the Benefits of Multigenerational Households TodayIf you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living

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VA Loans are Helping Veterans Achieve Dreams of Homeownership

VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of HomeownershipFor over 78 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have provided millions of veterans with the opportunity to purchase homes

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Millennials are Still a Driving Force in the Market Today

Millennials Are Still a Driving Force of Today’s Buyer DemandIf you’re thinking about selling your house but wondering if buyers are still out there, know that there are still

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3 Questions You May Be Asking About Selling

3 Questions You May Be Asking About Selling Your House Today [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to sell your house this year, you likely have questions about

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Perspective is Key When Selling in Today's Market

Perspective Matters When Selling Your House TodayDoes the latest news about the housing market have you questioning your plans to sell your house? If so, perspective is key. Here are some of

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The Home Buying Journey

The Journey To Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWhen you head out to buy a home, there are a number of key milestones you’ll encounter along the way.The process includes everything

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Buying Versus Renting-Which is the Best Option for You?

Why Buying a Home May Make More Sense Than Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, consider the advantages homeownership offers

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What Experts Predict Will Happen with Home Prices in 2023

What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next YearExperts are starting to make their 2023 home price forecasts. As they do, most agree homes will continue to gain value, just at a slower pace.

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The First Step in the Home Buying Process

A Crucial First Step: Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsMortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income,

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To Update, or Not To Update, That Is the Question

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your,

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New Construction Offers Incentives

New Homes May Have the Incentives You’re Looking for TodayAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year, builders are on pace to complete more than a million new homes in this

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Why Not Start Your Home Search Today?

Why You May Want To Start Your Home Search TodayIf you’re thinking about buying a home, you likely have a lot of factors on your mind. You’re weighing your own needs against higher

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Using Equity to Reach Your Retirement Goals

Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal.Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a

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2022 Home Price Appreciation Forecast

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let

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The Scoop Behind Ongoing Home 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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Will Fall Bring Falling Home Prices?

Think Home Prices Are Going To Fall? Think AgainOver the last two years, the rate of home prices appreciated at a dramatic pace. While that led to incredible equity gains for homeowners,&

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Rent or Buy? It depends on your goals...

Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIt’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home.When you buy, you can

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Will an Economic Slowdown Effect the Real Estate Market?

What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the

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Hiring a pro to list your home is essential!

If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is CriticalIt can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your

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How Home Value Appreciation Protects Against Inflation

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising InflationIf you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at&

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Home Price Forecast for 2022

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price DepreciationExperts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what's happening with home prices. And some of those

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The Best ROI Updates if You're Listing Your Home

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your,

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The Impacts of Homeownership

How Homeownership Impacts YouJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes

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Buying or Selling without an agent is risky!

Work With a Real Estate Professional if You Want the Best AdviceBecause buying or selling a home is such a big decision in our lives, the need for clear, trustworthy

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Before listing your home, should you update it?

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional. [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your,

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Are Home Prices Going to Drop This Year?

Will Home Prices Fall This Year? Here’s What Experts Say.Many people are wondering: will home prices fall this year? Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, 

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Is there currently in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Sellers?

If you’re thinking about selling your house in 2022, you truly have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at your fingertips. When selling anything, you always hope for strong demand for

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