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    VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership

    By Cano Real Estate | November 11, 2022

    VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy. Read More

    The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down

    By Cano Real Estate | October 4, 2022

    The Cost of Waiting for Mortgage Rates To Go Down Read More

    Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

    By Cano Real Estate | September 21, 2022

    Regardless of the extremely competitive housing market of the past several years, today’s data suggests negotiations are starting to come back on the table. This is good news if you're planning to enter the housing market. Read More

    What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

    By Cano Real Estate | August 23, 2022

    There’s no doubt everyone remembers what happened in the housing market in 2008. But you don’t need to fear the word recession if you’re planning to buy or sell a home. According to historical data, in most recessions, home price gains have stayed strong, and mortgage rates have declined. Read More

    A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

    By Cano Real Estate | March 28, 2022

    The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your overall net worth. Read More

    Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Achieve Homeownership

    By Cano Real Estate | March 2, 2022

    If saving for a down payment seems daunting, there are programs available that can help. And if you work to serve our community, there may be even more opportunities available to you. Read More

    Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

    By Cano Real Estate | February 21, 2022

    Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row. Housing truly is a strong investment, especially when inflation is high. When you lock in a mortgage payment, you’re shielded from housing cost increases, and you own an asset that typically gains value with time. Read More

    Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Dreams

    By Cano Real Estate | February 8, 2022

    If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off your student loans before you can buy your first home? Or could you qualify for a home loan with that debt? Read More

    The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading

    By Cano Real Estate | February 2, 2022

    If you’re either a first-time homebuyer or a current homeowner thinking of moving into a home that better fits your changing needs, understanding what’s happening with the 10-year treasury yield and mortgage rates can help you make an informed decision on the timing of your purchase. Read More

    Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country

    By Cano Real Estate | January 31, 2022

    While it’s true home prices and mortgage rates are rising, so are monthly rents. As a prospective buyer, rising rates and prices shouldn’t be enough to keep you on the sideline, though. Rents are skyrocketing. The big difference is, when you rent, that rising cost benefits your landlord’s investment strategy, but it doesn’t deliver any sort of return for you. Read More

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Spenser Beck was able to negotiate with the other real estate agent. I was in a bidding war and Spenser was prompt and assertive in the process. He helped to close the deal instead of continuing with more bidding. He’s a good agent.
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