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    Gen-Z is Spending 30% of Their Income on Rent – Tom’s Take 345

    By Tom Toole | October 17, 2023

    Are you part of Gen-Z, living in the Greater Philadelphia area, and feeling the pinch of your monthly budget? If so, you’re not alone. The cost of living in the City of Brotherly Love has been a hot topic for the past three years, starting with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the... Read More

    Understanding Rising Mortgage Rates – Tom’s Take 344

    By Tom Toole | October 10, 2023

    Navigating the Changing Tides of Mortgage Rates and the Housing Market In the ever-evolving world of real estate, staying informed is key to making wise decisions whether you’re buying or selling a home. Recently, we’ve seen a significant shift in the housing market, primarily driven by the rise in mortgage rates following a robust jobs... Read More

    Is the Federal Reserve Losing Control of Mortgage Rates? – Tom’s Take 343

    By Valerie Wasman | October 3, 2023

    In recent times, there has been growing uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve’s ability to control mortgage rates. As mortgage rates continue to hover in the high seven percent range, people are questioning whether the Fed is losing its grip on the situation. Austan Goolsbee, the President of the Chicago Federal Reserve, has been among those... Read More

    Will there be a fall flop in the Real Estate Market? – Tom’s Take 342

    By Valerie Wasman | September 26, 2023

    As we enter the final quarter of the year, the real estate market is abuzz with questions and uncertainties. Will the demand decline? What awaits buyers and sellers in the months ahead? In this SEO-optimized blog post, we’ll delve into the current real estate landscape, shedding light on trends and opportunities that could impact your... Read More

    Why 15.7% of Home Contracts Canceled in August 2023 – Tom’s Take 341

    By Valerie Wasman | September 19, 2023

    In August 2023, the real estate world experienced a surprising trend – a whopping 15.7% of purchase contracts were canceled. This figure, revealed by a recent Redfin study, has raised eyebrows among industry experts and left both buyers and sellers wondering what’s going on in the housing market. So, what’s causing this surge in canceled... Read More

    Unlocking Opportunities: Real Estate Market Surges After 7-Year Downturn

    By Tom Toole | September 12, 2023

    If you’ve had your eye on the real estate market, you’re in for some exciting news. After seven long years, the real estate landscape is experiencing a significant shift. In this blog post, we’ll explore what this change means for both buyers and sellers, and how you can seize the opportunities it presents. The Turning... Read More

    Questions to Ask Agents When Buying A House

    By Tom Toole | September 5, 2023

    Introduction: In the exciting journey of buying a property, partnering with the right real estate agent can make all the difference. To ensure a successful purchase, it’s crucial to ask the right questions during your agent interviews. In this post, we’ll delve into the key questions you should be asking potential agents to guide you... Read More

    Essential Questions When Hiring an Agent To Sell Your Home

    By Tom Toole | August 29, 2023

    Title: Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home If you’re in the process of selling your home, you know how crucial it is to find the right real estate agent. Selling your property is a significant endeavor, and having the right professional by your side can make all the difference. In this... Read More

    July 2023 Real Estate Market Update: Trends and Insights

    By Tom Toole | August 22, 2023

    Introduction: As we approach the halfway point of the year, the real estate market is showing some intriguing developments. In this comprehensive market update, we’ll delve into the key statistics and trends that have shaped the market through July 20, 2023. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, understanding these dynamics can provide valuable insights for... Read More

    Mortgage Predictions for the Second Half of 2023 – Tom’s Take 330

    By Tom Toole | July 4, 2023

    Check out Mortgage America’s three predictions for financing in the second half of 2023: Expect two more federal rate hikes by the end of the year. Don’t count on rate decreases from the Fed. Speculation suggests rates may start to go down by summer next year due to a presidential election. Stability is crucial for... Read More

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