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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

Posted by Mark L. Corner on December 03, 2020 in  Mortgage
In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are hitting record lows, you may be wondering: Are they going to keep falling? Should I wait until they get even lower? The Challenge with Wait... read more

The Art of Art Placement

Posted by Mark L. Corner on December 02, 2020 in  Home Decor
Things to think about before hanging art up in your home. GUSTAVO GONZALEZE Ever wonder what magic tricks interior designers have up their sleeves? There’s no secret. It’s just an understanding of what’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and why. And like so many things in life that work well, it’s all about balance. Considering where you place objets d’art – your favorite things – is key to pulling off a professional looking interior design. When hanging artwork,... read more

How to make a home gym happen on a budget

Posted by Mark L. Corner on November 25, 2020 in  Home Improvement
The following is a guest post by Ricardo Mello With many gyms closed or operating at minimum capacity, a home gym has never sounded more appealing. Three out of five Americans are actually turning to home gyms for good, and over half of the population is looking for the best home-fitness options. You can even find affordable home gym equipment that gets the job done just as efficiently as a commercial gym can. The Rise of at-Home Fitness Americans are exercising 25 percent more than they were before t... read more
The Gallatin County Health Department announced Tuesday it will consider tightening restriction on bars, casinos, distilleries and restaurants due to the wide spread transmission of COVID-19.  The mandatory closing time would be moved from 12:30 am to 10 pm and group table sizes limited to 6.  And high risk businesses like gyms, fitness centers, bars, restaurants, casinos and distilleries would be limited to 50% capacity.  Indoor and outdoor groups sizes would be limited to 25 people regardless of so... read more

4 Reasons Why The Election Won't Dampen The Housing Market

Posted by Mark L. Corner on November 03, 2020 in  Market Knowledge
Today, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not be one of them. Analysts will try to measure the impact feasible changes in regulations might have on housing, the effect of a possible first-time buyer program, and any number of other situations based on who wins. The housing market, however, will remain strong for four reasons: 1. Demand Is Strong among Millennials... read more