Barbara Wildermuth's Blog Posts

Two Reasons You Should Sell Your House

Wondering if you should sell your house this year? As you make your decision, think about what’s motivating you to consider moving. A recent survey from realtor.com asked why homeowners are

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Facts About Closing Costs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking about buying a home, be sure to plan for closing costs.Closing costs are typically 2% to 5% of the total purchase price of a home, and they can include things

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Why Aren't Home Prices Crashing?

There have been a lot of shifts in the housing market recently. Mortgage rates rose dramatically last year, impacting many people’s ability to buy a home. And after several years of rapid

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Homebuyer Activity Shows Signs of Warming Up For Spring

The spring season appears to be warming up in housing as more and more buyers enter the market. And after rising mortgage rates sidelined so many buyers last year, that’s a good sign for

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The Big Advantage If You Sell This Spring

Thinking about selling your house? If you’ve been waiting for the right time, it could be now while the supply of homes for sale is so low. HousingWire shares:“. . . the big question is

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Home Equity Gains for Today’s Homeowners

Today’s homeowners are sitting on significant equity, even as home price appreciation has eased recently. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a boost over the past few

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Sellers Need To Know These 2 Things This Spring

A lot has changed over the past year, and you might be wondering what’s in store for the spring housing market. If you’re planning to sell your house this season, here’s what real

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Making Your Best Offer on a Home With 4 Easy Tips

Are you planning to buy a home this spring? Though things are more balanced than they were at the height of the pandemic, it’s still a sellers’ market. So, when you find the home you

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Owning More Than One Home Perks

Many things have changed over the past couple of years, and real estate is no exception. One impact is an increased desire to own more than one home. According to the recent Luxury Market&

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Are You Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?

The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here

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Do You Know The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability?

If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that

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Pre-Approval in 2023: What You Need To Know

One of the first steps in your homebuying journey is getting pre-approved. To understand why it’s such an important step, you need to understand what pre-approval is and

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Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you,

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Planning To Retire? Your Equity Could 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 whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone.;

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Planning to Retire? Maybe It Is 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 selling your house and finding a home that more

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Key Terms For You To Know When Buying a Home

Some HighlightsBuying a home is a major transaction that can seem even more complex when you don’t understand the terms used throughout the process.If you’re looking to

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Wish List During the Holidays

Your House Could Be the #1 Item on a Homebuyer’s Wish List During the HolidaysEach year, homeowners planning to make a move are faced with a decision: sell their house during the

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Home Prices - What Every Seller Should Know

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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In Today's Market - Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer

There’s no denying mortgage rates are higher now than they were last year. And if you’re thinking about buying a home, this may be top of mind for you. That’s because

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Consider Selling Your House This Season

Some HighlightsIf you’re planning to make a move but aren’t sure if now’s the right time, here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wait to sell your house.The supply of

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What’s Ahead for Home Prices?

As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines in the

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Should You Still Buy a Home with the Latest News About Inflation?

While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock

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The Journey To Buy a Home

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 from building your team and 

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How To Prep Your House for Sale This Fall

Today’s housing market is different than it was just a few months ago. And if you’re thinking about selling your house, that may leave you wondering what you need to do

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The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go DownMortgage rates have increased significantly in recent weeks. And that may mean you have questions about what this means for you if you;

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If You're Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall...

If You’re Thinking of Selling Your House This Fall, Hire a ProToday’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not

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Two Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask

Two Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Themselves Right NowRising interest rates have begun to slow an overheated housing market as monthly mortgage payments have risen dramatically

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What Experts Say Will Happen with Home Prices Next Year

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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Top Reasons Homeowners Are Selling Their Houses Right Now

Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on

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Watching the Stock Market? Check the Value of Your Home for Good News.

While watching the stock market recently may have started to feel pretty challenging, checking the value of your home should come as welcome relief in this volatile time. If you’re a,

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Why Are Luxury Homes in High Demand?

As people realize their needs are changing, some are turning to luxury housing to find their dream home. Investopedia helps define what pushes a home into this category. In a recent

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Why It's So Important To Hire a Pro

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, you’ll want a trusted real estate professional on your side for their industry experience and

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Vacation Homes Are In Strong Demand

The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the challenges of the

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Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home

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Should I Sell My House This Year?

There’s no denying the housing market is undergoing a shift this season as buyer demand slows and the number of homes for sale grows. But that shift actually gives you some

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Buyers: You May Face Less Competition as Bidding Wars Ease

One of the top stories in recent real estate headlines was the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. With so many buyers looking to purchase a home and so few of them available for sale, fiercely

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What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing Market

What Sellers Need To Know in Today’s Housing MarketIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard about the housing market slowing down in recent months. While it

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Selling Your Home Fast

9 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast1. Small inexpensive upgrades to your home.2. Using natural or artificial light to brighten your house.3. Declutter your house and rent a storeage unit.4. Remove

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Fremont Oh Homes for Sale

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