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Monthly Archives: March 2022

    There Are Several Great Reasons To Consider Buying a Condo Today

    By Pick Pina Group | March 31, 2022

    If you’re a first-time buyer looking to break into the housing market but struggling to find a home to buy, condominiums (or condos) could be a great alternative for you. Here are a few reasons condos may be something you’ll want to consider. Exploring Condos Could Add Options That Fit Your Budget Supply challenges are […] Read More

    Record Retention Guidelines

    By Admin | March 30, 2022

    Record Retention Guidelines This blog post is a general guideline for the retention of many types of records. Specific retention periods should take into account industry requirements and contractual obligations. Record Retention Guidelines for Businesses Accident reports and claims (settled cases): 7 YEARS Accounts payable ledgers and schedules: 7 YEARS Accounts receivable ledgers and schedules,... Read More

    What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates, and Where Will They Go from Here?

    By Pick Pina Group | March 30, 2022

    Based on the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has increased by 1.2% (3.22% to 4.42%) since January of this year. The rate jumped by more than a quarter of a point from just a week ago. Here’s a visual to show how mortgage rate movement throughout 2021 was […] Read More

    The Best Week To List Your House Is Just Around the Corner

    By Pick Pina Group | March 29, 2022

    Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, you may want to make it a priority to start the process soon. According to realtor.com, the sweet spot for sellers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years (excluding 2020, […] Read More

    A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

    By Pick Pina Group | 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. As Leslie Rouda Smith, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), says: “Homeownership is rewarding in so many ways and can serve […] Read More

    How an Energy Efficient Home Can Be a Bright Idea [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | March 25, 2022

    Some Highlights With inflation driving up the cost of everyday items, seeking out an energy-efficient home can be a great way to decrease the expenses you can control. Energy efficiency can help lower your utility bills and possibly even save you mo... Read More

    What You Can Expect from the Spring Housing Market

    By Pick Pina Group | March 24, 2022

    As the spring housing market kicks off, you likely want to know what you can expect this season when it comes to buying or selling a house. While there are multiple factors causing some uncertainty, including the conflict overseas, rising inflation, and the first rate increase from the Federal Reserve in over three years — […] Read More

    What You Need To Know if You’re Thinking About Building a Home

    By Pick Pina Group | March 23, 2022

    If you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that’s already on the market or build a new one. And since the supply of homes available for sale today is low, you’re willing to consider either avenue. While home builders are doing everything they can […] Read More

    The Many Benefits of Homeownership

    By Pick Pina Group | March 22, 2022

    The past two years have taught us the true value of homeownership, especially the stability and the feeling of accomplishment it can provide. But homeownership has so much more to offer. Here’s a look at a few of the non-financial and financial benefits of owning a home. If you’re looking to buy a home today, […] Read More

    The Average Homeowner Gained More Than $55K in Equity over the Past Year

    By Pick Pina Group | March 21, 2022

    If you’re a current homeowner, you should know your net worth just got a big boost. It comes in the form of rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. Today, you’re building that equity far faster than you may expect – and this gain […] Read More