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4 Reasons to Buy This Fall

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same … Continue reading

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14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday……Did Yours?

There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these homeowners might want to take into consideration is the fact that if their homes haven’t sold … Continue reading

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How Supply and Demand Impacts Home Values

Some Highlights: The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply … Continue reading

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Top 5 A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro

Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make! A real estate professional has the experience needed to help you through the … Continue reading

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Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to … Continue reading

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Housing Inventory Hits 30 Year Low

Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house … Continue reading

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20 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale

Some 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 you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent … Continue reading

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Home Buyer Myths Slayed

Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.  

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If Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet…….Check the Price!

The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ­throughout spring as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Reverse Course in 2017

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t … Continue reading

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