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Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market

Tuesday December 18th, 2018 For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?” Below are the 5 most common reasons why a listing contract will expire: 1. The Price Sometimes when…
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December 19, 2018 0

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

Monday December 17th, 2018 For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing…
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December 18, 2018 0

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 come for you and your family…
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December 17, 2018 0

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing

Tuesday December 11th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing…
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December 12, 2018 0

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?

Monday December 10th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates.…
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December 11, 2018 0

The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Friday December 7th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are…
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December 10, 2018 0

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

Thursday December 6th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid that we…
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December 7, 2018 0

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?

Wednesday December 5th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding…
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December 6, 2018 0

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy, Senior Market Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016. The study revealed that…
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December 5, 2018 0

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!

Monday December 3rd, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The…
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December 4, 2018 0