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March 2022 ::   Archive 

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It is shaping up to be a busy spring for the housing market. Demand is strong and home values have continued to appreciate. There has been another slight increase in mortgage rates, which reached record lows last year. There continues to be a shortage of houses available on the market, and new construction has ramped up to try and meet demand. It is an excellent market for sellers, and buyers have more opportunities thanks to increased loan limits. 

In this competitive market, it is more important than ever to work with a trusted real estate professional. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for guidance. 

The Holly Walther Lending Team

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Exciting news! We have been nominated for The Best of Perimeter 2022 and now it's time to vote! We would love to be named Perimeter's 2022 Lender of the year but we need your help to make this dream a reality. You can vote 1 time every day per email until March 15th. Click the link below to cast your vote for The Holly Walther Lending Team. Your votes are very much appreciated as we strive to always make other dreams come true! The team and I thank you for your support.
 

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Get ready basketball fans because March Madness is here! The 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament will involve 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the men's national champion for the 2021–22 NCAA. The 83rd annual edition of the tournament is scheduled to begin on March 15, 2022, and will conclude with the championship game on April 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We have provided a printable March Madness bracket below so get your picks in and submit your bracket to bella@hollywaltherteam.com.

To be eligible to win participants must correctly pick the winner of the tournament. If multiple participants pick the correct winner of the tournament the tie breaker will be determined by the total number of correctly picked games. The winner will receive bragging rights, a gift from The Holly Walther Lending Team and we will also be posting all the winning brackets on our social media pages. Deadline for submission is March 15th by 12pm. Good luck!

Complete schedule for the tournament below. Make sure to check back to our Facebook page for regular updates!

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ­
–Marie Curie

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How Curb Appeal Can Help Sell Your Property

It is true that we are in a sellers' market. Making your home desirable to buyers may not mean it won't sell, but it can increase the buying price and may lead to multiple offers. If a buyer is contemplating buying your house, curb appeal may be the factor that sets yours above the rest. The curb appeal of a home is the exterior impression from the street. The overall feel of the exterior, including landscaping design and cleanliness of the yard, makes the first impression and gives buyers an idea of what to expect on the inside. A warm and welcoming exterior can help attract the buyer, enticing them to know more. What is considered good curb appeal? Think like someone who has never seen your house before and take a look from the street. What would you notice first?

Little-Known Things to Look For When Buying a Home

So, you have done your research and found a great real estate agent to work with. You have gotten pre-qualification from your lender. What are the next steps? Buying a home is a big decision, and there are many factors to consider in your search. These days it is more important than ever to have a home that serves your needs, whatever they may be. How can you be sure your time and energy spent house hunting will yield the best results? Is it more space that you need most? Is there a particular neighborhood or school system that can make or break the deal? When considering what is most important to you, making a list of priorities can be extremely helpful. That way, even if you can't check every box on the list, you can easily weigh your options and find the best fit that is available to you.

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March 2022 Real Estate and Mortgage Trends

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If you have questions, give us a call and we can explain what these rates mean for your current mortgage or future purchases.
Freddie Mac
30 Yr. Fixed 4.16% 0.80 +0.31
15 Yr. Fixed 3.39% 0.80 +0.30
5/1 Yr. ARM 3.19% 0.20 +0.22

*Mortgage Rates change often and vary from person to person.
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