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What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday July 20th, 2018  Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers,Infographics, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you…
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July 20, 2018 0

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb

 Wednesday July 18th, 2018  For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR),…
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July 18, 2018 0

4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!

 Tuesday July 17th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home…
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July 17, 2018 0

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

 Monday July 16th, 2018  Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Rent vs. Buy According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without…
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July 16, 2018 0

Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage! [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday July 13th, 2018  For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from…
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July 13, 2018 0

House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels

 Thursday July 12th, 2018  Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers,Pricing We keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the country. In their most recent Real House Price Index, First American reported that consumer…
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July 12, 2018 0

Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand

 Wednesday July 11th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers Since the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to Freddie Mac. Even a small rise in interest rates can greatly impact a buyer’s monthly mortgage payment. First American recently released the results of their quarterly Real…
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July 11, 2018 0

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

 Tuesday July 10th, 2018  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, over…
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July 10, 2018 0

The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!

 Monday July 9th, 2018  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the current lack of…
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July 10, 2018 0

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday July 6th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.1% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest…
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July 6, 2018 0