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2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your House

Jul 6, 2016

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this…

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4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!

Jul 5, 2016

Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have…

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Happy Independence Day!

Jul 2, 2016

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Sales at Highest Pace in 9 Years! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jul 1, 2016

Some Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest annual pace in over 9 years at 5.29 million. Inventory remains below the 6-month norm and prices are still on the rise. Interest rates are at a historic low of 3.48%. from Simplifying the Market™ http://ift.tt/29a0sqk via IFTTT

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3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!

Jun 30, 2016

For that reason, prices haven’t skyrocketed as they have in the lower and mid-tier markets. This, coupled with sensational mortgage rates, means that this may be the perfect time to purchase the luxury property you have always desired. Let’s break it down into the three major reasons to act now: 1. There are more homes…

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BREXIT: What’s the FIXIT for U.S. Home Buyers and Sellers?

Jun 29, 2016

Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market. The most immediate impact of Brexit will be on mortgage interest rates. Interest rates have remained at historic lows for the last…

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Gap Between Homeowner’s & Appraiser’s Opinions Narrows Slightly

Jun 28, 2016

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that closed recently) to defend the price when…

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5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

Jun 27, 2016

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why: 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout…

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Thinking You Should FSBO? Think Again [INFOGRAPHIC]

Jun 24, 2016

Some Highlights:  According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers: 88% of buyers look for their new home online. Using a real estate agent can net you $39,000 more than FSBO’ing. There is a long list of people that you will have to negotiate with when you decide to sell your home, using an experienced professional…

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Hurry Up and List your House TODAY!!

Jun 23, 2016

That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2016 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! The May numbers are not in yet, but the April numbers were sensational. Jonathon Smoke, Chief Economist…

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Do Homeowners Realize Their Equity Position Has Changed?

Jun 22, 2016

Yesterday, we reported that according to CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report, nearly 268,000 homeowners regained equity and are no longer underwater on their mortgage in the first quarter. Homes with negative equity have decreased by 21.5% year-over-year. A study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are not aware of how their equity position has changed…

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74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

Jun 21, 2016

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water. Price Appreciation = Good…

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