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Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!

Oct 3, 2016

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top…

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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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