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Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families. Here is a list of just some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to For Sale by Owner (FSBO): ...

April 24th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?

According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider buying a fixer-upper, with 95% believing that the projects needed will increase their new home’s value! Realtor.com’s Chief Economist, Danielle Hale, pointed to low-inventory at the entry-level price range for the increase in willingness to renovate. “The combination of rising home prices and limited entry-level homes for sale...

April 23rd, 2019 | Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced that shows for the vast majority, owning a home is a major part of their American Dream! New research shows that 66% of millennials who currently rent are determined to buy a home! Seventy-three percent of those surveyed by Pulsenomics plan to buy a home in ...

April 22nd, 2019 | Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs Buy, Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it was revealed that Realtors are starting to sense that home values are beginning to stabilize and that we may see appreciation beginning to accelerate again: “About 3,000 REALTORS® who responded to NAR’s February 2019 REALTORS Confidence Index Survey had more opti...

April 19th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many loan types!

April 18th, 2019 | Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, infographic, interest rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Rent vs Buy, Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following three questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market. 1. Why am I buying a home in the first place? This is truly the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason ha...

April 17th, 2019 | First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, interest rates, Move-Up Buyers, 3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

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