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Where Are Americans Moving?

Some Highlights: For the 4th year in a row the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity. Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in a row. Much of this Outbound … Continue reading

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Nationally: Rents Are Skyrocketing

Zillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these often make it difficult to truly assess a situation. For more clarity, we want to share some … Continue reading

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Real Estate Shines as an Investment in 2015

A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like: Paying rent … Continue reading

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American Dream of Home Ownership Still Alive and Well

  In a recent post, Trulia examined whether homeownership was again being seen by adults in the US as a “part of their personal American Dream.” Over the last five years: The percentage of U.S. adults who believe homeownership is … Continue reading

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Latest Stats from National Assn. of Realtors

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Buying a Home: The Difference Between Cost and Price

  As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not about price but instead about the ‘long term … Continue reading

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Nationally: Foreclosure Inventory Drops as Economy Improves

  Some Highlights: Foreclosure Inventory has dropped year-over-year for the last 4 years (48 months). Only 3.4% of US homes are in serious delinquency. 29 states have a foreclosure inventory rate lower than the national average. For more information you … Continue reading

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Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes?

Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford. Experts predict that rates will increase by … Continue reading

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Where are Mortgage Rates Headed? This Winter? Next Year?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed … Continue reading

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Slaying Myths About Buying a Home

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