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Monday, March 7, 2022   /   by Vyral Marketing

The Fate of Interest Rates in the Near Future

What’s going to happen with interest rates in the near future?

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What’s going to happen with mortgage interest rates this year? To answer today’s question, I think it’s important to look at what has happened in the past. Over the last year or so, we’ve seen interest rates plummet due to the pandemic, and mortgage rates dropped significantly when the Federal Reserve was pumping tons of money into mortgage-backed securities.
"The days of getting a 2% interest rate are over."

More recently, the Fed has slowly been removing the amount they’re putting into buying those securities, which caused interest rates to climb. In addition to that, we’re also noticing a lot of volatility in the stock market; people are pulling money out of stocks and buying bonds.
The trajectory of interest rates has been going up significantly as far as mortgages are concerned. ...

  buying a home, selling a home, real estate market, market updates, owning a home

Thursday, October 28, 2021   /   by Vyral Marketing

Renting vs. Investing in Real Estate

Since rent prices have gone crazy, should you invest in real estate now?

Today we’ll discuss what is happening with rental prices. Many people are considering whether to rent or buy a home, and many investors are wondering if they should invest in real estate right now.
Rental prices have increased by 26% over the last two years. Conversely, rental prices in the MLS had only increased 28% percent over the last 19 years before that. In just two years, rental prices have increased at a rate that previously took 19 years. That's a lot higher than the current inflation rate.
What's interesting is that at the peak of the real estate bubble, rents were actually declining and then stayed flat for several years after. Low fixed interest rates are a huge benefit to buying now. The monthly mortgage payment will stay the same, whereas you can expect your rent to increase every year. Investors are also enjoying having fixed low mortgage payments as their tenants’ rents incre. ...

  buying a home, real estate investing

Thursday, October 14, 2021   /   by Vyral Marketing

3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved Before Buying

Here’s why you should get pre-approved before looking at homes.

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Why is it important to get pre-approved before viewing properties? There are three main reasons:
First, you need to know how much you qualify for and can afford. Your lender will tell you how much you qualify for based on a combination of your credit score, income, and debts. How much you can afford solely depends on what fits into your monthly budget for living expenses.
Second, getting pre-approved early will help you identify all of the property’s purchasing costs before growing attached to it. When sellers have multiple buyers interested in their home, they can be pickier with who they allow to walk through it. Many sellers don’t want to allow buyers to walk through their homes without a pre-approval letter or documented proof of funds.
"You need to know how much you qualify for and can afford."

Third. ...

  buying a home

Monday, September 13, 2021   /   by Vyral Marketing

How To Use Good Debt to Your Advantage

An explanation of the difference between good debt and bad debt.

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Most people think of debt as something you want to avoid, but is this always the case? Today we want to talk about the difference between good debt and bad debt.
The main question you should ask yourself is, “Does this debt pay for itself?” If the answer is yes, then it’s good debt. Most consumer loans, such as credit cards, car payments, and payday loans, are what we would consider bad debt because they do not pay for themselves. A trickier example is student loan debt. If the education nets you a high-paying job, then it could be considered good debt. However, this is not always the case.
"People think you need a ton of money to invest in real estate, but that's not necessarily true."

Most financial experts would consider home loans to be good debt because you replace what you would pay for rent wi. ...

  buying a home, real estate investing

Tuesday, July 27, 2021   /   by Vyral Marketing

Can You Still Buy a Great Home After You Sell?

My advice on how you can find a great home after selling.

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Today, we’re living in one of the craziest seller’s markets I have ever seen. You would think this means now is a great time to sell your home, but a lot of clients have told me they’re worried they won’t be able to find a great home once they’ve sold. Can you still find a great home in today’s market?
From personal experience, the answer is definitely yes. We’ve helped loads of clients seamlessly transition from selling their old home to living in their new home. They didn’t have to settle for something they didn’t really want, and they didn’t have to pay way out of budget to do it.
For example, we had a recent client who needed to sell before they could purchase their new home. However, in today’s hot market, it’s really difficult to get your offer accepted if. ...

  buying a home, selling a home