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Tuesday, February 20, 2024   /   by Todd Morton

Strategic Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying 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 dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you'll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically the limited supply of homes for sale and ongoing affordability challenges.
So, if you're ready, willing, and able to buy your first home, here are three tips to help you turn your dream into a reality.
Save Money with First-Time Homebuyer Programs                                       
Paying the initial costs of homeownership, like your down payment and closing costs, can feel a bit daunting. But there are many assistance programs for first-time homebuyers that . ...

Wednesday, February 14, 2024   /   by Todd Morton

What’s Really Happening with Mortgage Rates?

Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s true.
The simplest answer is: that what you read or hear will vary based on the time frame they’re looking at. Here’s some information that can help clear up the confusion.
Mortgage Rates Are Volatile by Nature
Mortgage rates don’t move in a straight line. There are too many factors at play for that to happen. Instead, rates bounce around because they’re impacted by things like economic conditions, decisions from the Federal Reserve, and so much more. That means they might be up one day and down the next depending on what’s going on in the economy and the world as a whole.
Take a look at the graph below. It uses data fro. ...

Friday, February 9, 2024   /   by Todd Morton

Winning Plays for Buying a Home in Today’s Market

Some Highlights

In today's housing market, you can still come out on top if you have the right team and plan. Look no further than The Morton Group!! 


To win when buying a home, you need to build your team, make strategic plays, consider what’s in and out of bounds, and stand out from the crowd.


Let’s connect today to make your winning move. ...

Friday, February 9, 2024   /   by Todd Morton

The Top 10 Real Estate Agents in Virginia for Selling Your Home in 2024

Virginia, a state rich in history and natural beauty, boasts a thriving real estate market that continues to captivate buyers and sellers alike. Finding the perfect real estate agent in this diverse landscape can make all the difference. Look no further as we bring you an exclusive list of the Top 10 Real Estate Agents in Virginia, each renowned for their exceptional prowess and unparalleled success in this vibrant domain.

These elite real estate agents have earned their spot on this list through their stellar achievements, unwavering dedication, and profound understanding of the Virginia market. From bustling urban centers like Richmond and Arlington to the picturesque communities of Charlottesville and Virginia Beach, these agents have proven their ability to surpass expectations and secure lucrative deals for their clients. Whether it’s a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, these experts possess the acumen to cater to diverse needs while delivering except; ...

Thursday, February 8, 2024   /   by Todd Morton

Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

Have you ever heard the term “Silver Tsunami” and wondered what it's all about? If so, that might be because there’s been lot of talk about it online recently. Let's dive into what it is and why it won't drastically impact the housing market.
What Does Silver Tsunami Mean?
A recent article from HousingWire calls it:
“. . . a colloquialism referring to aging Americans changing their housing arrangements to accommodate aging . . .”
The thought is that as baby boomers grow older, a significant number will start downsizing their homes. Considering how large that generation is, if these moves happened in a big wave, it would affect the housing market by causing a significant uptick in the number of larger homes for sale. That influx of homes coming onto the market would impact the balance of supply and demand and more.
The concept makes sense in theory, but will it happen? And if so, when?
Why It Won’; ...
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