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4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday June 22nd, 2018  For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has…
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June 22, 2018 0

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

 Thursday June 21st, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers,Pricing With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing…
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June 22, 2018 0

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market

 Wednesday June 20th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Millennials Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™,” given by Joseph Nahas, Jr., Chair of the Counselors of Real Estate & Senior Vice President…
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June 20, 2018 0

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

 Tuesday June 19th, 2018  For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast…
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June 19, 2018 0

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

 Monday June 18th, 2018  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market…
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June 18, 2018 0

Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday June 15th, 2018  For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projectswill net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward…
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June 15, 2018 0

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight?

 Thursday June 14th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of standards for mortgage credit.…
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June 14, 2018 0

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

 Wednesday June 13th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results…
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June 13, 2018 0

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

 Tuesday June 12th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time…
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June 12, 2018 0

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

 Monday June 11th, 2018  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, had this to say,…
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June 11, 2018 0