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Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?

By Joan | Oct 17, 2018

The Real Estate Market It’s been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. Below, however, are the price swings since 2007 according to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey: After the bubble burst in June 2007, values depreciated 6.1% annually until February 2012. From March 2012…

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Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?

By Joan | Oct 11, 2018

The Buyers’ Market. Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years.

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Top 3 Real Estate Myths About Today’s Market

By Joan | Sep 26, 2018

Real Estate Myths. There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes to what it takes to…

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Home Prices – What Does the Future Hold?

By Joan | Sep 19, 2018

Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? Will the next economic slowdown cause prices to crash? Let’s try to answer these questions based on what has happened in the past as well as what we know about…

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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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