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Does Buying a Home During the Fall Make Sense?

**Why Autumn in Northwest Indiana is the Perfect Season to Buy a Home** *By SouthShore Region Mortgage* Autumn is a season of change, and for prospective homebuyers in Northwest Indiana, it’s also a season full of advantages. If you’re contemplating diving into the property market, here are ten reasons why the fall might just be […]

Should I Wait For Home Prices To Come Down???

Think Twice Before Waiting for Lower Home Prices Navigating the Housing Market: Why Delaying Home Buying for a Price Crash Isn’t the Best Strategy In the ever-evolving landscape of the housing market, it’s natural to wonder about its future direction. Among the factors that capture your attention, home prices often stand out, particularly considering their […]

Is This Housing Market The Same As Prior Markets?

Why You Can’t Compare Now to the ‘Unicorn’ Years of the Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Comparing housing market metrics from one year to another can be challenging in a normal housing market – and the last few years have been anything but normal. In a way, they were ‘unicorn’ years. Expect unsettling housing market […]

The Key to Competing With Cash Buyers? PRE-APPROVAL!

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022 You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? Especially in today’s market, with rising home prices and high buyer competition, it’s crucial to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an […]

Appraisal Gap? What is it? What Does it Mean?

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home appraisals. In recent months, it’s become increasingly common […]