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How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power

 Tuesday May 22nd, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but…
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May 22, 2018 0

Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out Now

 Monday May 21st, 2018  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for an item is realized when the supply of that item is low and the demand for that…
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May 21, 2018 0

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday May 18th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more ‘old millennials’ (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their grasp now!

May 18, 2018 0

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

 Thursday May 17th, 2018  For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true. Where are home values today compared to the beginning of…
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May 17, 2018 0

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home!

 Wednesday May 16th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates,Millennials, Rent vs. Buy Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics including inflation, labor market, household finance, credit access and housing. One of the many questions asked in the housing section of the…
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May 16, 2018 0

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

 Tuesday May 15th, 2018  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list…
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May 15, 2018 0

Homeownership: “A Man Is Not a Complete Man, Unless He Owns a House”

 Monday May 14th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy The famous quote by Walt Whitman, “A man is not a whole and complete man, unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on,” can be used to describe homeownership in America today. The Census revealed that the percentage of homeowners in America…
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May 14, 2018 0

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Owning a Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday May 11th, 2018  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it. Living within a budget right now will help you save money for down payments while also paying…
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May 11, 2018 0

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing Market

 Thursday May 10th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was even sentiment that homeownership could lose…
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May 11, 2018 0

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year Running

 Wednesday May 9th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the fifth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best…
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May 9, 2018 0