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4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

Monday March 12th, 2018 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices…
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March 12, 2018 0

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time. Unless of course, you are a resident of Arizona or Hawaii! Every hour in the United States: 614 homes are sold, 81 homes regain equity (meaning they are no longer underwater on their…
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March 9, 2018 0

A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024!

 Thursday March 8th, 2018  For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. Recently, several housing experts weighed…
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March 8, 2018 0

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

 Wednesday March 7th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009. One of the key indicators used in the…
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March 7, 2018 0

Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

 Tuesday March 6th, 2018  For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.4%…
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March 6, 2018 0

Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year

 Monday March 5th, 2018  For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is…
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March 5, 2018 0

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday March 2nd, 2018  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, 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…
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March 2, 2018 0

Are Home Values Really Overinflated?

 Thursday March 1st, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017 ($227,300). January’s price increase marks the 71st straight month of year-over-year gains.”…
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March 1, 2018 0

It’s Tax Season… Use Your Refund to Jump Start Your Down Payment Savings!

 Wednesday February 28th, 2018  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,840 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $2,895, last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used…
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February 28, 2018 0

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

 Tuesday February 27th, 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 when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.…
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February 27, 2018 0