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5 Reasons You Should Sell This Fall!

By Joan | Sep 12, 2018

Here are five reasons why listing your home to sell this fall makes sense. 1. It’s a good time to sell. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing…

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Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!

By Joan | Sep 5, 2018

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in…

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!

By Joan | Aug 30, 2018

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide…

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The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell

By Joan | Aug 27, 2018

Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American Dream. Comparatively speaking, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones (like getting married, having kids and buying a home) than generations before them, but that does not mean that…

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Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage!

By Joan | Aug 23, 2018

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar-value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said…

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Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

By Joan | Aug 20, 2018

Summer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on those buyers who are looking to purchase before the new school year. This year will be no different! Buyers have already been out in force looking for their dream homes and more…

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Competition Is Coming!

By Joan | Aug 17, 2018

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a…

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Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

By Joan | Aug 14, 2018

For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which…

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Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?

By Joan | Mar 29, 2018

Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase. In many areas of the country, the supply of homes for sale in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have…

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