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Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House

May 26, 2016

You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must possess is trustworthiness. To what degree do you need to trust them? You must have enough trust in them that you feel…

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Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market

May 25, 2016

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists they surveyed: “In your opinion, what is the primary driver of recent home value growth in the U.S.?” Here are the top four reasons given by…

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 5 Years?

May 24, 2016

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They…

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When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!

May 23, 2016

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their first quarter median rent numbers. Here is…

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Renting vs. Buying: What Does it Really Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 20, 2016

Some Highlights: The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent. Buying costs are significantly less than renting costs. The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is less than the historic norm. from Simplifying the Market™ http://ift.tt/1qyjeh8…

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The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing

May 19, 2016

Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained: “A growing body of research shows that during presidential election years — particularly ones like…

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Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing?

May 18, 2016

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket. Today, we want to reveal what is actually taking place in this segment of the housing market. CoreLogic, in their most recent National Foreclosure…

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In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?

May 17, 2016

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market. In a recent blog, Dave Ramsey,…

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Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range

May 16, 2016

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes priced under $100,000 showed a decline (-4.6%). The decline in this price range points to the lower inventory of distressed properties available for sale and…

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Housing Market Snapshot [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 13, 2016

Some Highlights: Home sales are up 1.5% year-over-year and 5.1% month-over-month. Demand is still much higher than the available housing inventory which declined 2.2% from March 2015. This is the 49th consecutive month with year-0ver-year price gains. from Simplifying the Market™ http://ift.tt/1X6AJlz via IFTTT

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Where is Housing Headed for the Rest of 2016?

May 12, 2016

With the overall economy just inching along, some experts are questioning whether the housing market can continue its momentum throughout the rest of the year. People are beginning to ask questions such as: Will disappointing economic news adversely impact housing? Is affordability a major concern in today’s real estate market? Are we approaching a new…

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A ‘Buyer’ in Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush

May 11, 2016

In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer to accept, the closing date, or even which improvements the seller is willing…

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