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Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide

Apr 27, 2016

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a decrease from the 59 days reported in February, as well as the 52 days reported back in March 2015. 42% of homes…

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One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW

Apr 26, 2016

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.  1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to…

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Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

Apr 25, 2016

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize…

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New Home Buyers Look For Green Options [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 22, 2016

Some Highlights: 11% of new homebuyers stated “energy efficient features” as the reason for their purchase. The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation upgrades, HVAC replacements, and vinyl & wood window installations. Research shows that word preference does make a difference when it comes to attracting “green buyers.” from Simplifying the…

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Home Prices Are Upbut there is a Challenge

Apr 21, 2016

Home values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge for a family trying to sell their house. If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable…

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Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!!

Apr 20, 2016

The housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage of inventory. Below are a few comments made in the last month by industry experts. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of NAR “Looking ahead, the key…

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Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!

Apr 19, 2016

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the way up…

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If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Time

Apr 18, 2016

If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is…

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Vacation Home Sales Reach 2nd Highest Mark Since 2006 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apr 15, 2016

Some Highlights: 58% of vacation homes purchased were single family homes. 51% of vacation homes that were purchased were found online. The median price of a vacation home is up 28% from 2014. from Simplifying the Market™ http://ift.tt/1T8RHwC via IFTTT

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