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    Remote Work Trends Mean Flexibility for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Pick Pina Group | April 6, 2022

    Today’s low inventory can be challenging for homebuyers, especially if you’re looking to purchase your first home. But if you’re one of many people who work remotely, you may have a great opportunity to use the flexibility you have at work to achieve your homebuying goals this year. In a recent report, Arch Capital Services […] Read More

    What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

    By Pick Pina Group | April 5, 2022

    When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who can help you understand your finances and what you’ll […] Read More

    Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today

    By Pick Pina Group | April 4, 2022

    Since the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in your next home and which ones are just nice bonuses, you can land a home that fits your needs. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist […] Read More

    It’s Still a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | April 1, 2022

    Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. There’s a reason why 72% of people belie... Read More

    There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo Today

    By Pick Pina Group | March 31, 2022

    If you’re a first-time buyer looking to break into the housing market but struggling to find a home to buy, condominiums (or condos) could be a great alternative for you. Here are a few reasons condos may be something you’ll want to consider. Exploring Condos Could Add Options That Fit Your Budget Supply challenges are […] Read More

    What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?

    By Pick Pina Group | March 30, 2022

    Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here’s a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was […] Read More

    The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the Corner

    By Pick Pina Group | March 29, 2022

    Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to realtor.com, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years (excluding 2020, […] Read More

    A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

    By Pick Pina Group | March 28, 2022

    The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve […] Read More

    How an Energy Efficient Home Can Be a Bright Idea [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | March 25, 2022

    Some Highlights With inflation driving up the cost of everyday items, seeking out an energy-efficient home can be a great way to decrease the expenses you can control. Energy efficiency can help lower your utility bills and possibly even save you mo... Read More

    What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

    By Pick Pina Group | March 24, 2022

    As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — […] Read More