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Mortgage Rates on FIRE! Home Prices Up in Smoke?

 Thursday February 22nd, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year. What impact will rising rates have on house values? Many quickly…
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February 22, 2018 0

80% of Renters Believe Homeownership is a Part of Their American Dream

 Wednesday February 21st, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials, Rent vs. Buy According to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters desire to own a home in the future, with 80% believing homeownership is a big part of achieving their American Dream. The profile went on to state that 50% of…
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February 21, 2018 0

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

 Tuesday February 20th, 2018  For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Selling Myths Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW …
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February 20, 2018 0

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

 Monday February 19th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that…
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February 19, 2018 0

Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.3% over the next 12…
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February 16, 2018 0

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart

 Thursday February 15th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates,Move-Up Buyers There has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments together and create an almost ‘Armageddon’ scenario where everything loses value quickly and dramatically.…
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February 15, 2018 0

Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage?

 Wednesday February 14th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes…
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February 14, 2018 0

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices Higher

 Tuesday February 13th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers,Pricing According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national level. This marks the fifth month in a row with at least a 6.9% increase. Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic, gave insight into the reason behind the…
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February 13, 2018 0

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

 Monday February 12th, 2018  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for…
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February 12, 2018 0

5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with paperwork, understanding the process, negotiations, and helping you with pricing (both when making an offer or setting the…
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February 9, 2018 0