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How Do You Select Your Realtor?
Team Members How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? The most important...
homeownership
NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You!
Homeownership Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Realtor.com recently reported that: “Buying remains the...
homes are selling
Glut of Million Dollar Homes Coming to Market in New York?
Glut of Million Dollar Homes Being a research-oriented Realtor® for nearly 20 years, I'm always curious about how laws and trends affect housing prices.  Getting a grasp on the direction prices are headed gives me an advantage over most of my competitors and has led to my success. I'm sure you've...
Renting vs Buying
The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]
Renting vs. Buying Renting vs Buying Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting vs. buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy...
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Experts Agree: Home Prices Will Increase
Home Prices Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in 2018. However, the clear majority of recently surveyed housing experts believe that home prices will continue to rise...
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Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate!
Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many buyers relief from rising home prices and helped with affordability. In the first quarter of 2018, rates have increased from 3.95% up to 4.45% and experts predict that rates will increase even more by the end of...
Buyer Demand
Buyer Demand Still Outpacing Home Supply
Buyer Demand The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some...
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5 Reasons to Sell This Spring!
Reasons to sell this spring Here are five reasons to sell this spring. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are...
Reasons to sell this spring
20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]
Tips for preparing your house for sale Tips for preparing your house for sale Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that...
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Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home Prices
Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing market this year. Many believe that an increase in mortgage rates will cause...
Home renovation
Is a Major Home Renovation Worth It in the Long Run?
Home Renovation Last week, I shared “7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In.” For some homeowners, these seven factors can be taken into account with a home renovation, but is it worth it to remodel or change floor plans? Let’s look at...
Home renovation
Is a Major Home Renovation Worth It in the Long Run?
Home Renovation Last week, we shared “7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In.” For some homeowners, these seven factors can be taken into account with a home renovation, but is it worth it to remodel or change floor plans? Let’s look at...
Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!
Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!
Home Equity CoreLogic’s latest home Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their homes in 2017. This is great news for the country, as 95.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. “U.S homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63% of all the...
Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!
Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!
Dream Home If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying your dream home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its Luxury Market Report which showed that in today’s premium home...
Cost of Waiting
The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]
Cost of Waiting Cost of Waiting Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are...