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3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market
3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market
The current housing landscape presents greater home values, low interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to the strong market forecasted to continue throughout the rest of the year. There is, however, one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: an overall lack...
10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]
10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be...
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]
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 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can...
Have a Professional on Your Side!
Have a Professional on Your Side!
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more...
How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth
How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth
There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual...
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer
Here are four reasons to buy a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate...
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller...
5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennials choose to buy is to...
Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins
Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins
Buyer Demand Surging Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last...
5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!
5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!
Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index 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, and able...
The Enormous Divide Between Fact and Fiction
The Enormous Divide Between Fact and Fiction
“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still...
What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]
What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]
  Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic...
Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable
Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable
Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages. How much a family earns obviously impacts how easy or difficult it is for them to afford to own a home. Because of...
Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale
Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale
  According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home equity prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second of 2007 and represents a 32%...
Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?
Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?
Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped   A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of homes for sale. According to the latest Existing...