Sylvia Suhardi's Blog Posts

A Return to ‘Normal’? Let's Look At the State of Real Estate in 2022

Last year was one for the real estate history books. The pandemic helped usher in abuying frenzy that caused home prices to soar nationwide by a record 19.9% betweenAugust 2020 and August 2021.

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How Much Do You Need for Your Home Mortgage Down Payment?

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment?If

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New Build or Existing Home: Which Suits You Best?

Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes forsale. Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from theprevious year.

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Your Home Equity Is Growing!

Some HighlightsIf you’re a homeowner, today’s rising equity is great news. On average, homeowners have gained $51,500 in equity since this time last year.In Georgia,

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What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Housing Market?

As you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve

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Shut Down Home Intruders With These 7 Simple Safety Strategies

According to the FBI, more than one million burglaries are committed in the United States each year, with victims suffering an estimated $3 billion in combined property losses.  Fortunately,

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Is it necessary to put down 20% to purchase a home?

There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks

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Why It’s Still Safe To Sell Your Home Now

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell houses

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall 2021

If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're in today won't last forever. If you’re

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Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. How About 2022?

One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key metric in the spotlight is home price appreciation. According to the latest indices,

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Where is the Real Estate Market Heading?

5 Factors That Reveal Where The Real Estate Market Is Really HeadedIt’s the old supply-and-demand predicament: Home sales in the U.S. continue at a torridpace, but the availability of listings

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How To Strategically Bridge the Appraisal Gap

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes

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How Can The Current Market Impact Your Net Worth?

Could Rising Home Prices Impact Your Net Worth?Learn how to determine your current net worth and how an investment in real estate canhelp improve your bottom line.Among its many impacts, COVID-19

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