James Bode's Blog Posts

A Millennial's Guide to Home Ownership

A Millennial's Guide to HomeownershipThe process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a

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Things to Consider When Buying a Home

Things to Consider When Buying a HomeThe process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a

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Things to Consider When Selling Your House

Things to Consider When Selling Your HouseIt's difficult to know when is the best time to sell, or how to get the most money for your house, but you don't need to go through the process alone.You

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History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing Crisis

History Proves Recession Doesn’t Equal a Housing CrisisSome HighlightsIt’s important to understand history proves an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis.In 4 of

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How Homeownership Impacts You

How Homeownership Impacts YouJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on how impactful owning a home can truly be. When you purchase a house, it becomes

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Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move Up

Why the Growing Number of Homes for Sale Is Good for Your Move UpAre you thinking about selling your current home? If so, the biggest question on your mind may be: if I sell now, where will I?

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Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the Past

Why Home Loans Today Aren’t What They Were in the PastIn today’s housing market, many are beginning to wonder if we’re returning to the riskier lending habits and borrowing options

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Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think

Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You ThinkOne of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. If that&rsquo

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Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell

Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You SellSome HighlightsIf you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside can help your

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Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners

Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing HomeownersIf you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s

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On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.

On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are

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Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

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

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Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s HomebuyersBeing intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important

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How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a Buyer

How To Approach Rising Mortgage Rates as a BuyerIn the last few weeks, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac inched up to 5%. While that news may have you questioning

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