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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 10, 2020 in  uncategorized
You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, what you’re comfortable within a monthly mortgage payment, and ultimately how much money you can borrow for your loan. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to do this. According to a re... read more
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A 1910 Craftsman Home Renovation In Montana

HGTV’s Mountain Mamas Star Trecie Wheat Hughes Shares Her Home Restoration Story
Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 08, 2020 in  uncategorized
This is a guest contributed article by Trecie Wheat Hughes, agent affiliated with Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties The restoration process of my 1910 Craftsman in Livingston, Montana has been a labor of love.  Even as a child I remember loving old houses.  Historic homes tell a story and each one is magical in its own special way.  In 2010, as I was tirelessly searching for my next renovation project, I walked into a run down Craftsman and I instantly knew it would be mine.  My intent... read more
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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 02, 2020 in  uncategorized
Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from the place people returned to after work, school, hitting the gym or vacationing, to the place where families do all of the above. For those who now spend the majority... read more
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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market

Posted by Carrie Di Pilato on September 01, 2020 in  uncategorized
In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below the current demand. Now, however, we’re seeing sellers slowly starting to come back into the market, a bright spark for potential buyers. Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.com, explains: “Seller confidence has been improving gradually after reaching its bottom in mid-April, and now it appears to have reached an ... read more
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