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Three Issues Affecting Real Estate

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten... Read more

How Inventory Impacts The Housing Market

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures an... Read more

Bang For Your Buck When Remodeling To Sell

Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will ... Read more

KIDS COUNT in the home buying process.

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home s... Read more

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Econ... Read more

What Are Your Reasons To Own Your Own Home?

Top Reasons to Own Your Home June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home? Thinking of making a mov... Read more

Thinking of Waiting? Think Again!

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 Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predict... Read more

As Rates Increase Will Home Prices Fall?

Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices... Read more

Interest Rates are Jumping. Here's Why.

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The current pace of accel... Read more

Are You Under 50? Renting Is Not Your Best option

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home! Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics including inflation, labor market, household finance, credit ... Read more

Ready to Buy a Home? Start HERE!

Real Estate Coaching Understanding Rates/Qualifying/Finding a Home/Mortgage programs..... Real Estate coaching/seminars/counseling, whatever name you want to use, should be the first step when buying a home. It truly is that important. Some buyers go th... Read more

Sellers: Move Up Buying? Start Here.

SELLERS as Move Up Buyers Move up Buyer: A property owner who has owned a residential property and is looking to purchase a larger home.. Step by Step Guide to being a MOVE UP BUYER (aka selling a home and buying another one). Decide to sell. That m... Read more

How "Quickly" Are Homes Selling?

50% of Homes Sold in 30 Days in March Here is the latest on the Market: The National Association of REALTORS® recently surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing mark... Read more

Why HGTV is like the WebMD of Real Estate

Why realtors hate HGTV The depiction of house hunting on reality TV shows creates unrealistic expectations about everything from budgets to timelines, say some pros. ​​​​​​ KLAS FAHLEN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE By Brenna Donovan APRI... Read more

Is It 2006 All Over Again?

With home prices rising again this year, some are concerned that we may be repeating the 2006 housing bubble that caused families so much pain when it collapsed. Today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. There are... Read more

Why Home Prices Are Increasing

Why Home Prices Are Increasing There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are con... Read more

Rates and Home Prices: The Impact

“Short of a war or stock market crash…” This month, Arch Mortgage Insurance released their spring Housing and Mortgage Market Review. The report explained that an increase in mortgage rates and/or home prices would impact monthly pa... Read more

Best States for Millennials

New Study Shows ‘Best States for Millennials’ A new study by WalletHub used “30 key metrics, ranging from share of millennials to millennial unemployment rate to millennial voter-turnout rate” to find out which states are the &... Read more

Selling Your Home? You Need A Pro in Your Corner

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your Corner With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional... Read more

A Tale of Two Markets

A Tale of Two Markets Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, ... Read more

House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand

Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of “supply and demand” which is defined as: “th... Read more

Boomerang Buyers: Post Bankruptcy Home Buying

Boomerang Buyers: Most Qualify for Financing in 2-3 Years According to a new study from Lending Tree, Americans who have filed for bankruptcy may be able to rebuild enough credit to qualify for a home loan in as little as 2-3 years. PLEASE be certain ... Read more

 

             
 

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