Diana Polovko's Blog Posts

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation HomeAs vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past

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93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than StocksA recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners&

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4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in

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Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsThere are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still

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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the 

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Home Equity Continues to Rise

Home Equity Continues to RiseEquity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average

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Will Home Values Keep Rising?

Will Home Values Keep Rising?As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty

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How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to Homeownership

How Down Payment Assistance Opens the Door to HomeownershipMany people are eager to buy a home right now while affordability continues to be a highlight of the current housing market.

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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market

Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s MarketHomeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of

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Is it Time to Move Into a Single-Story Home?

Is it Time to Move Into a Single-Story Home?IOnce the kids have left the nest, you may be wondering what to do with all of the extra space in your home. Chances are, you don’t need four

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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success

Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s SuccessBack in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face

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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move

Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best MoveIf you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make

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Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsAs a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the

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Will It Matter Who Is Elected? How the Presidential Election Might Impact Real Estate...

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic

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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price...

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the PriceHousing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand

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Thinking of selling or buying a home? Have confidence, peace of mind and save money with these programs...

To give you confidence, peace of mind and to save you money, I created special programs that anyone can benefit from whether you are buying or selling your home. EASY EXIT AGREEMENT - if for some

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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace and Austin Texas Is No Exception

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s PaceHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are

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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This YearToday, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra

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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When

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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in YearsToday, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend

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The Latest Unemployment Report: Slow and Steady Improvement

The Latest Unemployment Report: Slow and Steady ImprovementLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Employment Situation Summary. Going into the release,

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Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?

Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis,

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

A Historic Rebound for the Housing MarketPending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors;(

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Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate

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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban to the Suburban and Rural Areas?

Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban to the Suburban and Rural Areas?The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many

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Thinking about selling your home in Austin Texas area?

Thinking about selling your home? It can be a very stressful process and I am here to help. Call or text today (984)833-9233. No pressure, no obligation, just a conversation what your needs are and

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Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.

Is a Recession Here? Yes. Does that Mean a Housing Crash? No.On Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) announced that the U.S. economy is officially in a

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Economic slowdown and home prices

Economic slowdown and home pricesAs we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover [INFOGRAPHIC]         Some HighlightsExpert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy

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Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You. Keep Reading

Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You, Keep ReadingThere’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and

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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are SayingMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the 

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