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Monthly Archives: February 2020

    Interest Rates Over Time (INFOGRAPHIC)

    By The Gardner Group | February 21, 2020

    Some Highlights: With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low. The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An... Read More

    Buying a Home: Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

    By The Gardner Group | February 17, 2020

    Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a... Read More

    3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home in 2020

    By The Gardner Group | February 11, 2020

    It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces, but we can have deep sentimental attachments to the homes we’re leaving behind, too. Growing emotions can help or hinder a sale, depending on how we manage them. When it comes to the bottom line, homeowners... Read More

    The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

    By The Gardner Group | February 4, 2020

    Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing on So, what... Read More