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Lack of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sep 30, 2016

Some Highlights: Existing home inventory is down 10.1% from last year. A lack of inventory explains the modest increase in home sales (0.8% year-over-year) despite strong buyer demand. Existing home prices increased 5.1% year-over-year, which is directly related to the lack of inventory. from Simplifying the Market™ http://ift.tt/2deRrzz via IFTTT

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Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2017

Sep 29, 2016

The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2017. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for this year and the next. As we can see, each is projecting sizable increases in home sales next…

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Why We All Need A ‘Phil Dunphy’ On Our Side

Sep 28, 2016

Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know who Phil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests is something we all want. When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer…

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US Housing Market Moving Further into ‘Buy Territory’

Sep 27, 2016

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: In today’s housing market, is it…

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4 Reasons to Buy This Fall

Sep 26, 2016

It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether or not now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much further to find four great reasons to…

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Foreclosure Rate Drops to Pre-Crisis Levels [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sep 23, 2016

Some Highlights: Only 2.9% of homes are in serious delinquency, down 17.1% from July 2015. This is the 57th consecutive month with a year-over-year decline. The national foreclosure rate has returned to August 2007 levels, at only 0.9%. from Simplifying the Market™ http://ift.tt/2d5bgtw via IFTTT

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5 Stats that Prove the Real Estate Market is Getting Stronger

Sep 22, 2016

Whenever there is talk about an improving housing market, some begin to show concern that we may be headed toward another housing bubble that will be followed by a crash similar to the one we saw last decade. Here are five data points that show the housing market will continue to recover, and that a…

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Ready to Make an Offer? 4 Tips for Success

Sep 21, 2016

So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4…

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76% Of US Homeowners Now Have at Least 20% Equity in Their Homes!

Sep 20, 2016

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 75.9% now have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 548,000 households regained equity in the second quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water. Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners Frank…

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home

Sep 19, 2016

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a…

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50% of Houses sold in 36 Days or Less in July [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sep 16, 2016

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. Homes sold in less…

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The Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

Sep 15, 2016

Owning a home has great financial benefits. Because of this, more and more experts are growing concerned about the ramifications of a falling homeownership rate. 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 long as America has existed. The…

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