Matthew Hoagland's Blog Posts

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing CrashWith home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember

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Why A Normal Market Is Just What We Need

Why A Normal Market is Just What We NeedThe housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been competing in

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2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers AND Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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Millionaire To Millennials Dont Get Stuck Renting A Home Buy One

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is

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Where Did Americans Move In 2018

Where Did Americans Move in 2018? Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state

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First Comes Love Then Comes Mortgage Couples Lead The Way

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the WayAccording to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than EverStudy after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their

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How To List Your Home For The Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best PriceIf your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest 

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Thinking Of Selling Your House This Is A Perfect Time

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off 

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5 Reasons To Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate ProHighlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions

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How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability

How to Get a Better Perspective on AffordabilityHeadlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are

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The KonMari Method Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For SaleOne of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices

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One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy A Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay Yours Or Your Landlords

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw The Best Super Bowl Parties

Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to

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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased In Value

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study 

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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family WealthRecently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat To Homeownership No

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their

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Why Now Is A Good Time To Sell

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to SellThe price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an

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Why You Should Consider A Competent Agent To List Your Home

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate

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Homeownership Still Remains A Big Part Of The American Dream

The Importance of Homeownership to the American DreamFor centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from

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You Should Hire A Professional For Your Next Move

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side MakesIn today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a

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Homes Are A Bargain Compared To Historic Norms

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic NormsA loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now.

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Buying A Home Before 35 Helps With Building Wealth

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building WealthHomeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute 

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From A To B To Contract

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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Interest Rates Across Time

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to

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Interest Rates Have Taken A Dip

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned

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Two Tips To Get The Most Money For Your Home

Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that

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What You Should Know About Buying A Home In 2019

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to WatchAs we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally

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Highly Recommended Before You Sell Your House

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects

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Belief In Homeownership As An Investment Is Far From Dead

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from DeadFollowing last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened

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Selling A Home

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the housing market. First, the owner needs to get

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