Homeowners

June 14, 2019

Maximizing Your Home's Value

Are you ready to list your home for sale? One of the first questions you might have is, “how can I maximize my home value?” Every seller wants to get the best possible price for their home.  So here are four ways to make sure your potential buyers ...

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June 3, 2019

Home Improvements with High ROI

Is your house a little dated? Do you want to make some improvements or upgrades but also want to make sure that you get the best bang for your buck if you decide to sell? Not all home improvements bring a good return on investment when selling, so unless the ...

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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 3, 2019

What Would Make You Want To Sell Your House?

There are many reasons why someone decides to sell their house and move.  The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving.

The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger ...

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April 26, 2019

Cost of Owning Decreases While Rents Increase

 

Over the last couple of months, I have noticed that purchasing a home in our area requires less of a buyer’s monthly paycheck.  

The National Association of Realtors has found a similar trend as their February 2019 Housing Affordability Index showed that the “percentage of income needed” to ...

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April 19, 2019

As the Spring Market Begins, Buyer Demand Surges

Over the years, I have heard so many predictions about the real estate market that have never come true.  Case in point are the predictions that the 2019 real estate market would be a disaster.  Some experts even went so far as to believe that we might experience ...

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April 12, 2019

Home Value Appreciation Begins To Stabilize

For over a year now, the percentage of home appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month.  The question out there has been how far would annual appreciation fall in our area. Based on what I am seeing now, it seems that we are finally getting the answer ...

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April 5, 2019

Now's the Time for You To Upgrade Your Current House

Have you been looking to upgrade your current home?  It looks like now is the perfect time to move up especially if you have been considering a premium or luxury home in our area.  A premium home is one that is priced at the top 25% of the ...

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March 29, 2019

Putting Your Housing Costs to Work For You

Over the years, I have written a lot about the benefits of home ownership. One benefit that always rises to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently broke down the equity ...

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March 22, 2019

33% of Millennials are Mortgage Ready! Do They Know It?

Much has been written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream.

Unlike generations before them, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones, such as getting married, starting a family and buying a home.  ...

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