Home Buyers

Aug. 21, 2019

Is Vacation Rental Ownership For You?

Investment properties used to be homes and multi-family properties used for full time rentals. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a new crop of investment properties emerge, the short term rentals. But what’s involved in owning a vacation rental? Is it worth the work? 

A short term rental is ...

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Aug. 16, 2019

The Number One Feature Home Buyers Want

Home sellers and listing agents across the country spend a great deal of time and energy trying to determine what home buyers want. They pour over magazines and read blogs to learn what is the #1 feature they can add or enhance to ensure home buyers find their home irresistible ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

Writing An Offer That Stands Out

 

If you’ve been looking for a new home, finding the right one is exciting. Now that it’s time to write the offer, however, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure the seller is impressed with your offer. Of course the easiest way is to offer ...

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July 26, 2019

What You Need To Know About Appraisals

Appraisals are one of the most confusing aspects of buying or selling real estate for the consumer. When a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, it can be frustrating to hear that the appraisal came in with a value too low. It’s not enough for the principals to ...

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July 15, 2019

Is Flipping Houses Right for You?

There are a wide variety of ways to invest in real estate. To be successful in real estate investing, it’s critical that you identify what skills you have and your tolerance for risk. Flipping homes is one of these ways to invest in real estate, but not every investor is ...

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June 21, 2019

Top Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search but keep in mind that you don’t see everything. Real estate agents are great at highlighting the features of a house listing online but to make the most of your time, keep these three things in ...

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June 9, 2019

Take a Look at Foreclosures

Unfortunately, since the mortgage meltdown, foreclosed properties have become more common. Many home buyers see this as an opportunity to find a great home for a bargain price. While foreclosures can offer some nice discounts, understanding how foreclosures work and how this affects the buyer is critical to ensure you ...

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May 24, 2019

Boomerang Buyers Feel Comfortable Buying Again

According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: Fool me once-shame on you.  Fool me twice-shame on me.”

According to ...

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May 17, 2019

Lack of Housing Inventory Still Impacts Our Market

The housing crisis in our market is finally in the rear view mirror as our real estate market moves toward complete recovery.  Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years.  The market will continue to strengthen in ...

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May 10, 2019

Rethinking an Economic Slowdown

In recent months, there are many who have believed that a recession could happen within the next two years. Some 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believed that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020.  

However, the U.S. economy has performed well in the ...

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