Home Buyer Tips

June 26, 2023

25% of the Consumer Price Index is Being Miscalculated...

Another Perk of Homeownership? Lower Inflation



How to lower inflation


While “shelter costs” make up 25% of the Consumer Price Index, the calculation only looks at rising rents. SMR calls that “a major flaw” and developed its own index.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – SMR Research Corp. says there’s ...

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May 22, 2023

Florida Flood Insurance Questions?

How Much Does Flood Insurance in Florida Cost

NAR: Still Confusion Over Flood Insurance Pricing

Risk Rating 2.0 – FEMA’s updated method to price flood policies based on individual homes – has gotten bad press, but it’s a solution for old problems, according to NAR.

WASHINGTON – There’s still confusion around the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP ...

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April 8, 2023

8 Best Places to Live in Texas, According to Real Estate Experts

Everything is bigger and, as it turns out, better, in Texas. Over the past couple of years, the Lone Star State has ranked among the top states for relocation. In 2021, Texas gained the most residents, according to data from the United States Postal Service, and in 2022, it came ...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer Before Purchasing Your First Home

Buy Now or Rent Longer


Buy Now or Rent Longer? 5 Questions to Answer
Before Purchasing Your First Home


Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s whirlwind market, you may find it particularly challenging ...

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Sept. 15, 2022

The best time to buy a home is...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

The Best Week offers a balanced mix of market conditions that favor buyers.

The 2022 homebuying season has realigned with pre-pandemic seasonal patterns, and a shifting market offers buyers more flexibility than recent years, depending on their priorities.

Nationally, the best time to buy a home is ...

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April 14, 2022

First-Time Homebuyers Find it Takes More Than Money

First Time Home Buyer Strategy

First-Time Homebuyers Find it Takes More Than Money

Many homebuyers may find the first 48 hours are crucial to either make or break a deal – and often contingencies like taking it “as is” matter, too.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In this current mad dash to find ...

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March 31, 2022

Proof that Prices Won’t Fall? The New-Home Market

New Home Construction

There’s not enough supply (homes) to meet demand, with little relief in sight. The U.S. needs about 3M more homes, and it will take years for builders to catch up.

BOSTON – Emerson Claus has been building houses for 45 years. But he has never faced delays like he ...

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Feb. 25, 2022

Buying a Home in Another State? Here Are a Few Tips to Make the Process as Easy as Stress-Free as Possible

Posted in Home Buyer Tips, Moving
Feb. 24, 2022

Many First-Time Home Buyers Are Overlooking a Competitive Edge in 2022

Buying a house was challenging for many buyers in 2021, but especially for first-time buyers. Competition and prices were high, and inventory was low, and while some predictions suggest things will loosen up a bit in 2022, buyers will still need to have an aggressive strategy heading into the new ...

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Feb. 23, 2022

A Guide to Buying Your First Home in 2022

Ready to buy your first home in 2022? The C.A.R.E. Team specializes in helping first-time home buyers like you find their dream property in Tyler TX and Sarasota FL areas.

Before you start searching for homes online, it's important to take the first step to ...

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