Amie Hayward's Blog Posts

Options for Avoiding Foreclosure

Homeowners Today Have Options To Avoid ForeclosureEven with the latest data coming in, the experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like the one we saw

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Is Homeownership STILL the American Dream?

Is Owning a Home Still the American Dream for Younger Buyers?Everyone has their own idea of the American Dream, and it's different for each person. But, in a recent survey by ,

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First Time Buyer? Here are 3 Tips!!

3 Helpful Tips for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsTrying to buy your first home? If you’re worried about affordability today or the limited number

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Single Women are Making Their Home Ownership Dreams Come True!

Single Women Are Embracing HomeownershipIn today's housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of

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Don't Do This Before Seeking Professional Advice!!

Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You're not alone. Some

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Lower Inventory = More Perks for Sellers!

The Perks of Selling Your House When Inventory Is LowWhen it comes to selling your house, you’re probably trying to juggle the current market conditions and your own needs as

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The Benefits of an Accessary Dwelling Unit!!

What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?Maybe you’re in the market for a home and are having a hard time finding the right one that fits your

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2024 Housing Market Forecast

2024 Housing Market Forecast [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThinking of buying or selling a house and wondering what the new year holds for the housing market? Experts forecast

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Read This if Your House is Still Hasn't Sold!!

If Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet, It May Be OverpricedHas your house been sitting on the market a while without selling? If so, you should know that’s pretty unusual,

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Sell Smarter: Should You Sell Your House Yourself (aka: FSBO)??

Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going SoloIf you're thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are

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Two Reasons Why Today's Mortgage Rates are Good for Sellers

2 Reasons Why Today’s Mortgage Rate Trend Is Good for SellersIf you’ve been holding off on selling your house to make a move because you felt mortgage rates were too high,

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Spring Housing Market Expert Update!!

What Are Experts Saying About the Spring Housing Market?If you’re planning to move soon, you might be wondering if there'll be more homes to choose from, where prices and 

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Should You Buy a Home Right Now?

Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?Thinking about buying a home? If so, you're probably wondering: should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here's

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4 Tips on Making Your Strongest Offer on a Home!

4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a HomeAre you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes

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Non-negotiables When Selling Your House

3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House in 2024If one of the goals on your list is selling your house and making a move this year, you’re likely juggling a mix of

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Buying a Home? Key Terms You Need to Know!

Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home is a big deal and can feel especially complicated if you don't know the terms used during

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Be Forewarned... Home Prices Expected to Increase in 2024

Experts Project Home Prices Will Increase in 2024Even though home prices are going up nationally, some people are still worried they might come down. In fact, a recent survey from 

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Multi-Generational Home Purchase... YES, Please!!

The Top Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational HomeHas the idea of sharing a home with loved ones like your grandparents, parents, or other relatives crossed your mind? If so, you’re not.

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What's Up with the Housing Supply?

Are More Homeowners Selling as Mortgage Rates Come Down?If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with

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Top Tips for Sellers: Get Your House Ready to Sell

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring ListingIf you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market

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Will Mortgage Rates Drop this Year?? See What the Experts Say...

Some Experts Say Mortgage Rates May Fall Below 6% Later This YearThere’s a lot of confusion in the market about what’s happening with day-to-day movement in mortgage rates right now, but

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Get the LATEST Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Right Here!!!

Expert Home Price Forecasts for 2024 Revised UpOver the past few months, experts have revised their 2024 home price forecasts based on the latest data and market signals, and they’re

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How Mortgage Rates Affect Your Buying Power

How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford

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Selling and Not Sure Where You Will Go?

Where Will You Go If You Sell? Newly Built Homes Might Be the Answer.Do you want to sell your house, but hesitate because you’re worried you won’t be able to find your next

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Why Today's Seller's Market is Still Beneficial to Sellers

Why Today’s Seller’s Market Is Good for Your Bottom LineThinking about selling your house and wondering if now’s a good time to do it? Here’s what you need to know.

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The LATEST National Housing Trends (data from February, 2024)

The Latest Trends in Housing [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWith the number of new listings going up and average days on market going down, buyers may have more options, but

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Top First-Time Homebuyer Tips!

Strategic Tips for Buying Your First HomeBuying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it's a 

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Owning Your First Home May Be Closer Than You Think!!

The Truth About Down PaymentsIf you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment.

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Buying or Selling? Get Expert Advice from an Experienced REALTOR!

Why You Want an Agent’s Advice for Your MoveNo matter how you slice it, buying or selling a home is a big decision. And when you’re going through any change in your

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Invest in Your Future Through Real Estate!

Your Home Is a Powerful InvestmentGoing into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting

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What is YOUR Perfect Mortgage Rate?

What Mortgage Rate Do You Need To Move?If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, mortgage rates are probably top of mind for you. They may even be why you’ve put your plans on

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A Fixer-Upper May Actually be the Perfect Solution!

Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer UpperIf you’re trying to buy a home and are having a hard time finding one you can afford, it may be time to consider a fixer-upper. That’s

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Spring is the "Sweet Spot" for Selling!

The Spring Market Is a Sweet Spot if You’re Looking To Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsWondering if now’s a good time to sell your house? Based on how many homes are on

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Downsizing Benefits are REAL!! (Especially for Retirees)

The Benefits of Downsizing When You RetireIf you’re taking a look at your expenses as you retire, saving money where you can has a lot of appeal. One long-standing, popular way to do that is&

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DO THIS if You Want to Attract More Buyers!

Why Access Is So Important When Selling Your HouseIf you’re gearing up to sell your house this spring, one of the early conversations you’ll have with your agent is about how

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Housing Market Troubles Ahead??

Why There Won’t Be a Recession That Tanks the Housing MarketThere’s been a lot of recession talk over the past couple of years. And that may leave you worried we’re headed for a

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DO THIS FIRST!!! Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

The First Step: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re looking to buy a home in 2024, getting pre-approved is a key piece of the puzzle.

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Got Credit? What to know before buying a home!

What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a HomeIf you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a

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Foreclosure Update - Is the Media Wrong???!

Foreclosure Activity Is Still Lower than the NormHave you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you feeling a bit

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What can a "RESA CSA" do for sellers?

RESA CSA (Real Estate Staging Association Certified Staging Advocate): Is a designation that a real estate agent earns certifying them as a real estate staging advocate.This indicates that the real

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What does an "RSPS" Designation mean?

In real estate, the term "RSPS" stands for Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist. It is a professional designation that is typically associated with real estate agents who specialize in working

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Why You NEED an agent with an "RENE" designation...

The term "RENE" in real estate stands for "Real Estate Negotiation Expert." It is a professional designation or certification that real estate agents and professionals can earn to demonstrate their

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Why Should All Buyers Use a REALTOR with the "CBR" Designation...

The term "CBR" in real estate typically refers to a "Certified Buyer Representative." A Certified Buyer Representative is a designation or certification that real estate agents can obtain to

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Why All Sellers Should Look for an SRS Designated Agent...

The term "SRS" in real estate stands for "Seller's Representative Specialist." It's a professional designation that signifies that a real estate agent has completed specialized training and

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Why is the "GRI" designation considered the 'Gold Standard' in real estate?

A GRI designation in real estate stands for "Graduate, REALTOR® Institute." It is a professional designation that signifies a higher level of education and expertise in the field of real estate

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Why you should choose to work with a REALTOR...

A REALTOR is a licensed professional who specializes in assisting people with buying, selling, or renting real estate properties. The term "REALTOR" is often used interchangeably with "real estate

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