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Existing Home Sales Cooling Off [INFOGRAPHIC]
Existing Home Sales Cooling Off [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Existing Home Sales Report, sales in June were down 2.2% from last year. Inventory of homes for sale showed a modest improvement of 0.5% over last year’s figures, but still remains under the 6-month supply needed for a normal market....
supply and demand determine home values
Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values
Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values | Supply and Demand Determine Home Values Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them...
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The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell
The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell! Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American Dream. Comparatively speaking, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones (like getting married, having kids and...
Reasons to hire a real estate professional
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional!
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide...
Owning Home Retire Sooner
Owning Your Home – Retire Sooner!
In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.”  Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the intention of paying it off...
Home buying myths slayed
Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?
Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?
Back in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in housing markets.” Greenspan went on to say: “The increase in the prevalence of interest-only loans and the introduction of more-exotic forms of adjustable-rate mortgages are developments of particular concern…some...
Money Saving Offer
PSEG Offers LED’s $1 Per Bulb
Don't be left in the dark! PSEG is offering LED's in packs of 10 priced at $1 per bulb.  In order to take advantage of this money saving offer, just click on press release here.  There are links on the page offering other rebates for energy-saving appliances that may have been recently...
Buying Now 26% Cheaper
Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that...
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You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First
Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home shopping. One great...
Put your house on the market today
The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 million in May, and are 2.2% below a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think...
Best Investment
Real Estate – Best Investment for 5 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]
Real Estate: The Best Investment   Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 5 years! The generations agree! Real estate is the best investment! Generation X leads the way with 37% believing in real...
Housing Bubble
Housing Bubble? 4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another One
Another Housing Bubble? With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble. It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the housing bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are four key metrics...
Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?
Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?
Will Your House Fit Your Needs In Retirement As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter...
Get Best Price Selling Home
Get the Best Price Selling Your Home!
Every homeowner wants to make sure that 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 ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This...