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What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home

By Tara Demarie | Mar 6, 2024

What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home If 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 mortgage. Lenders review your credit to see if you typically make payments on time, pay back debts, and more. Your […]

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Discover the Enchanting Southwest Louisiana: 21 Reasons to Call it Home

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Jul 20, 2023

Are you dreaming of a place where vibrant culture, natural beauty, and warm community spirit come together? Look no further than Southwest Louisiana! Nestled in the heart of the Gulf Coast, this enchanting region offers a unique blend of traditions, mouthwatering cuisine, and exciting opportunities for outdoor exploration. Join us as we take you on […]

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Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Need To Know.

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Jun 20, 2023

If you’re planning to buy your first home, then you’re probably focused on saving for all the costs involved in such a big purchase. One of the expenses that may be at the top of your mind is your down payment. If you’re intimidated by how much you need to save for that, it may […]

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Homeowners Have Incredible Equity To Leverage Right Now

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | May 22, 2023

Even though home prices have moderated over the last year, many homeowners still have an incredible amount of equity. But what is equity? In the simplest terms, equity is the difference between the market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) explains how your […]

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The Power of Pre-Approval

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Apr 27, 2023

If you’re buying a home this spring, today’s housing market can feel like a challenge. With so few homes on the market right now, plus higher mortgage rates, it’s essential to have a firm grasp on your homebuying budget. You’ll also need a sense of determination to find the right house and act quickly when […]

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Falling out of Love with Your House? It May Be Time To Move.

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Apr 19, 2023

Owning a home means having a place that’s solely your own and provides the space, features, and location you and your loved ones need. But what happens when your needs change? If this hits home for you, it may be time to make a move. According to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends […]

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Want To Sell Your House This Spring? Price It Right.

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Apr 17, 2023

If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, it’s important to lean on your expert real estate advisor when it comes to setting a list price. As explains: “Move-in-ready homes with curb appeal and in desirable areas—and that are priced to sell—are especially likely to move quickly this spring.” In today’s market, how […]

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By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Dec 6, 2022

If you’re a young adult, you may be thinking about your goals and priorities for the months and years ahead. And if homeownership ranks high on your goal sheet, you’re in good company. Many of your peers are also pursuing their dream of owning a home. The 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Borrower Sentiment Report from Maxwell says: “Many young […]

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What’s Going on with Home Prices? Ask a Professional.

By Century 21 Bessette Realty, Inc. | Dec 6, 2022

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home next year, you may have questions about what’s happening with home prices today as the market cools. In the simplest sense, nationally, experts don’t expect prices to come crashing down, but the level of home price moderation will depend on factors like supply and demand in each local market. […]

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