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Think You Should FSBO? Think Again!

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First-Time Home Buyers Lead the Way in May

The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report revealed that first time homebuyers made up 32% of all sales in the month of May; marking the highest share since September 2012 and up from 27% the same … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Buy Now

Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home … Continue reading

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Nationally: Sales Up in Almost Every Price Range

  The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-10.1%). … Continue reading

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Home Values Compared to the Peak….Is Another Bubble Forming?

After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas of the country. The quickest and easiest way to show how … Continue reading

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Nationally: Buyer Demand Exceeds Housing Supply

Some Highlights: Inventory Levels are still below the 6.0 month level necessary for a normal market Home Prices have experienced year-over-year gains for 38 straight months Home sold faster than any time since June 2013, in just 39 days  

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Where Are Prices Headed in the Next 5 Years?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment … Continue reading

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More Home Buyers Putting Less Down

A recent post by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that in the months of December 2014 through February 2015, there was an increase in the number of first-time buyers making a down payment of 6% or less as … Continue reading

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The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes

–Even a small increase in interest rates drastically impacts your budget. –Securing a mortgage now while rates are still low means you can get more house for your money. –Spend your money on your dream home, not on interest.  

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Existing Home Sales Are Skyrocketing

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