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  • Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb
    Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market.…
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  • 4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!
    4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home! We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling…
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  • First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!
    First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%! According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have…
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  • Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage!
    Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage! Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged…
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  • House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels
    House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels We keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the country. In their most recent Real House Price Index, First American reported that consumer…
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  • Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand
    Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand Since the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to Freddie Mac. Even a small rise in interest rates can greatly impact a buyer’s monthly mortgage payment. First American recently released the results of…
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  • How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?
    How Long Do Most Families Live in a House? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving.…
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  • The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!
    The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW! If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun…
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  • Why Should You Use A Professional to Sell Your Home?
    Why Should You Use A Professional to Sell Your Home? When homeowners decide to sell their houses, they obviously want to get the best possible price for their home with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting…
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  • Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars
    Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on those buyers who are looking to purchase before the new school year. This year will be no…
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