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3 Tips for Home Buyers

Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.” Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it. Li... Read more

Getting Festive? Here are 10 Ideas For Your Mantle

10 Timeless Christmas Mantels That Show True Holiday Spirit Get into the holiday spirit with these classic Christmas mantels that are sure to stand the test of time. 1. Pops of Red A winter wonderland theme with pops of red make this mantel timeless.... Read more

Lucky 7 (Percent)

Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase. A lack... Read more

7 Reasons To Sell During the Holidays.

<!--cke_bookmark_250S--><!--cke_bookmark_250E--> Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market dec... Read more

7 Home Remodeling Projects With Top-Dollar Returns

ANNE ARNTSON Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!) But the home it... Read more

The Real Reason 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 concerned that prices are again approa... Read more

NAR Analysis and Predictions

Home values nationwide to see sharp declines from GOP tax plan NAR analysis predicts declines of $56K in Cali, and more than $40k in CT, MA and HI Home values in California could plunge by more than $56,000 and owners there could be exposed to $30,000... Read more

Are Homes Still Affordable?

There is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of the narrative is tarnished with a negative slant. However, the truth is that housing affordability is better today than at al... Read more

The Cost of NOT Owning a Home.

<!--cke_bookmark_91S--><!--cke_bookmark_91E--> Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as ... Read more

What's Slowing the Market?

Some Highlights: The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 29 consecutive months and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.48 million, the highest pace since June ... Read more

Home Renovations For Maximum ROI

<!--cke_bookmark_101S--><!--cke_bookmark_101E--> 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 ... Read more

Where are rates going? Should you make a move?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to ri... Read more

The Market Needs Your Home.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that... Read more

Homeowner Equity

A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here's why some homeowners still can't sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale... Read more

Heart of a Teacher

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the... Read more

Pros and Cons of Open Houses

Open houses have their place, mostly because they are places where we as agents and brokers find opportunities. They aren't always as good for sellers or buyers in most cases. There are challenges that are created by open houses. It would appear open ... Read more

 


 

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