McBride Kelly Real Estate News & Advice

Buying a home is likely to be the largest purchase you make in your lifetime.  Helping you every step of the way is our job and we will perform it as efficiently and effectively as possible.  Our blog is intended to provide you with as much helpful background information and advice as possible.  Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We would love to talk with you!

Feb. 22, 2024

It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing



If you're thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it'll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition.

Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready.

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Posted in Seller Information
Feb. 22, 2024

Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership



Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has been made to improve fair housing access, households of color still face unique challenges on the road to owning a home. Working with the right real estate experts can make all the difference for diverse buyers.

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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Feb. 22, 2024

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.

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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Feb. 1, 2024

Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House



As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually need to wait until spring to sell. Here's why.

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Posted in Seller Information
Feb. 1, 2024

Foreclosure Activity Is Still Lower than the Norm



Have you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you feeling a bit uneasy about what’s ahead. But remember, these clickbait titles don’t always give you the full story.

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Posted in Market Updates
Feb. 1, 2024

2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates



If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why?

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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Jan. 11, 2024

The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth



If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here's a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision.

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Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 11, 2024

Avoid These Common Mistakes After Applying for a Mortgage



If you’re getting ready to buy a home, it’s exciting to jump a few steps ahead and think about moving in and making it your own. But before you get too far down the emotional path, there are some key things to keep in mind after you apply for your mortgage and before you close. Here’s a list of things to remember when you apply for your home loan.

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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Jan. 5, 2024

Achieving Your Homebuying Dreams in 2024



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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Jan. 5, 2024

Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game Changer



If you’re thinking about buying a home, pre-approval is a crucial part of the process you definitely don’t want to skip. So, before you start picturing yourself in your new living room or dining on your future all-season patio, be sure you’re working with a trusted lender to prioritize this essential step. Here’s why.

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Posted in Home Buying Tips