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3 Reasons This Is NOT The 2008 Real Estate Market

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate MarketNo one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a

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3 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Pro In A Complex Digital World

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital WorldIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your

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What You Need To Know About The Mortgage Process

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if

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Homeownership Is The Top Contributor To Your Net Worth

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net WorthMany people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist 

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Whats The Latest On Interest Rates

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for

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Mid Year Housing Market Update Three Things To Know Today

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know TodayShifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the

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Are Low Interest Rates Here To Stay

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie

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How To Get A Better Perspective On Affordability

How to Get a Better Perspective on AffordabilityHeadlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay Yours Or Your Landlords

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However,

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Buying A Home Young Is The Key To Building Wealth

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building WealthHomeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute 

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Excited About Buying A Home This Year Heres What To Watch

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to WatchAs we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight

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Home Prices Up Across The Country INFOGRAPHIC

Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index 

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75 Percent Of Renters Have Been Misinformed

75% of Renters Have Been MisinformedRecently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the

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How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our

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Taking Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process

Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage ProcessA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific

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Mortgage Rates Are Back On The Rise

Mortgage Rates Are Back on the Rise © REALTOR® Magazine Borrowers were faced with rising mortgage rates again this week, after a slight pause from increases the week

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Housing Markets That Have Shattered Previous Price Peaks

Housing Markets That Have Shattered Previous Price PeaksHome prices are showing some signs of cooling, but in a handful of markets, some homeowners likely won’t notice much. That’s because

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Delayed Homeownership To Hamper Millennials Retirement

Delayed Homeownership to Hamper Millennials’ RetirementFinancial experts are growing concerned by how millennials’ lack of homeownership will impact them financially when they retire.

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5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

5 Tips for Starting Your Home SearchIn today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time

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PreApproval Your 1st Step In Buying A Home

Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a HomeIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led

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Supply Demand Will Determine Future Home Values

Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home ValuesWill home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there

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Millionaire To Millennials Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner

Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth

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You Need An Agent Who Will Always Put You First

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You FirstWhether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the

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The 1 Reason To Put Your House On The Market TODAY

The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that

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4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing BubbleWith home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are

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NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You A Lot Of Money

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money! Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your

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Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead To Falling Home Prices

Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home PricesRecently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage

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The Cost Of Waiting Interest Rates Edition INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly

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7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2018

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be.

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What Impact Will The New Tax Code Have On Home Values

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential

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Tax Reform And Housing Reference Guide

Tax Reform & Housing: A Reference Guide Disclaimer: This guide is not meant to be a resource for tax advice but instead a resource for basic information concerning only certain

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How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Wealth In 2018

How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Wealth in 2018Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively, according&

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Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy A Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons.No matter what shape or size your

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Feeling Stuck In Place You Arent Alone And Theres Hope

Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.According

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Sellers Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert

First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for many, the

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Home Buying Myths Slayed

Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval

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The High Impact Of Low Interest Rates On Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in

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Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate

Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that rates will increase

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PreApproval Should Always Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where

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The Supply Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction

Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The added inventory would

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Top Home Renovations For Maximum Return On Investment

Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects

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Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory

As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported that: “National home values have surpassed the

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Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people

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4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good

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Why Americans Consider Moving To Another State INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed "change in climate/weather" as their top reason for wanting to relocate. 41% would move for a “better job

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3 Reasons The Housing Market Is NOT In A Bubble

With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the

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Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down The Market

The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It

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Measuring Your Ability To Achieve The American Dream

Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support

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Tax Return Depressing Owning A Home Could Help

Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or

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Buying This Spring Be Prepared For Bidding Wars

Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different

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Again You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy NOW

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two

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Home Prices Up Across The Country

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both

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Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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Millionaire To Millennials Buy Now

Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home because buying

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How Low Supply High Demand Impacts The Real Estate Market INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6

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The Foreclosure Crisis 10 Years Later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way

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4 Great Reasons To Buy This Spring

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have

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Your Luck Run Out

Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of.

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Spring Forward The Difference An Hour Makes

Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Savings Time. Unless of course, you are a resident of Arizona

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Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for

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US Housing Market Is Moving Into Buy Territory

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across

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First Comes Love Then Comes Mortgage

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016

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Buyer Demand Is Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing the Supply of Homes for SaleThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

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What Would A Millennial Baby Boom Mean For Housing

Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over 16 million women

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Is Getting A Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was

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5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment

According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about

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When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent

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Selling In The Winter Attracts Serious Buyers

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices

There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined by the price of

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From Empty Nest To Full House Multigenerational Families Are Back

Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent Pew Research

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You Can Never Have TMI About PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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NAR Reports Show Now Is A Great Time To Sell

NAR Reports Show Now Is a Great Time to Sell!We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by

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Taking The Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage

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Sales Of Distressed Properties Hit New Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Reportrevealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% of sales in September.

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The Great News About Rising Prices

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. In some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of

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Starting To Look For A Home Know What You WANT Vs What You NEED

Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEEDIn this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you

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How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3%

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Dont Disqualify Yourself

The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market

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Do You Know The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median priced home

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The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House SOLD

So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential

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The Past Present Future Of Home Prices

CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over

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3 HVAC Tips That Will Help Homeowners Stay Cool This Summer

3 HVAC tips that will help first-time homeowners stay cool this summer Owning your first home is an exciting time, but it's also a

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Past Present Future Home Values

In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month, and projected

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3 Things To Ignore When Pricing Your Home

3 things to ignore when pricing your home There are many factors that go into pricing your property. Your Texas REALTOR® can explain

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When Is It A Good Time To Rent NOT Now

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now!People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone

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Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now

Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now! If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For

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Dont Let Rising Rents Trap You

Don’t Let Rising Rents Trap You!  There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the

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Home Equity Increasing As Home Prices Rise INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: 91.9% of homes in the US have positive equity 256,000 homes regained equity in the third quarter of 2015 37.5 million homes have significant equity (defined as more than%)

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Should I Wait To Put Down A Bigger Down Payment

Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reasons they suggest

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Majority Of Millennials Put Down Less Than 20 Percent

Digital Risk recently polled Millennials about the housing market. Among their findings was the fact that nearly two-thirds of the generation who have recently purchased a home, have done

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Pending Home Sales Remain Strong In June

The National Association of REALTORS’ Pending Home Sales Index is “a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings”. The higher the Pending Home Sales Index

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3 Homebuying Myths Busted

3 homebuying myths bustedBuying a home can be complicated, so it's easy to get misinformation about the process. A Texas REALTOR® can help you avoid problems, but here's some clarification about a

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Should I Rent My House Instead Of Selling It

The results of Fannie Mae’s , were just released showing that more and more homeowners are warming up to the idea that now may be a great time to sell their home.The amount of

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What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy

First-time homebuyers are flocking to the housing market in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Renters who are ready and willing to buy are now realizing that they are also able to

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Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today

The spring and summer months have always been known as a very popular time for homebuyers to start the search for their dream home. This year is no different!We all learned in school that when

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How Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Impact Home Sales

When mortgage interest rates begin to climb, experts immediately begin to discuss home affordability indexes. They calculate how an increase in rates will slow home purchases as more and more

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5 Reasons You Shouldnt For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are

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National Homeownership Month

National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National

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Deal Of The Century

Recently, Freddie Mac published a blog post titled Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century. They explained that, if you are planning to purchase a home, now may be the time:“If you are

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We Need Your House

Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramatically. At the same,

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your

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How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market

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Is Getting A Mortgage Getting Easier

There has been a lot of discussion about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in this market. There is no doubt that the process is not as easy as it was eight to ten years ago and that’s

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The Difference A Year Can Make INFOGRAPHIC

Some Important Points To Consider: The latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey reports the 30-year fixed rate at 3.7%. Freddie Mac's projection for Q2 2016 is that

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Why Waiting To Buy Might Not Make Sense

Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates.Let’s look at what the

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Location Location Location

A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.”Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in the report

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Billionaire Says Real Estate Is Best Investment Possible

Billionaire money manager John Paulson was interviewed at the Delivering Alpha Conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. During his session he boldly stated:"I still think, from an

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Dont Get Caught In The Renters Trap

Don’t Get Caught in the ‘Renter’s Trap’There are many benefits to homeownership, one of top ones, is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the

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Dont Let Your Luck Run Out

The 30-year fixed mortgage interest rate is currently still below 4%. Many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year, believing they still

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If A Seller Gets Cold Feet Can He Back Out Of The Deal

If a seller gets cold feet, can he back out of the deal?Question:  I accepted an offer on my house two days ago, but I’m worried that I won’t be able to find a new home. I’ve decided to

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Dallas Preston Hollow Lack Of Inventory

Dallas Preston Hollow: Lack Of InventoryAnother great visual of a bad situation - depending on which side of the transaction you are on, that is.  Either way you can see the inventory has been

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Dallas Uptown And Oak Lawn Lack Of Inventory

Dallas Uptown And Oak Lawn: Lack Of InventoryWhat an outstanding visual of the lack of inventory in the Dallas Uptown and Oak Lawn neighborhoods.  Trending downward since April of 2011 when

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This Is Uptown Dallas

What a great video from Uptown Dallas, Inc. showcasing all that the Uptown Dallas neighborhood has to.

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The 1 Reason To Sell Now

If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their home on the market in 2015, don’t miss out on the opportunity that currently exists. There will be significantly less

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5 Questions To Ask About Your First Home Inspection

5 questions to ask about your first home inspectionYou'll learn a lot about home inspections as a first-time homebuyer. Here are a few Inspection 101 questions that your Texas REALTOR®

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Two Great Reasons To Buy Not Rent

There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Based on a recent study, here are two reasons buying a

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Breaking News Fannie And Freddie Formally Announce 3 Down Programs

Yesterday, HousingWire reported that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac formally announced their 3% down options on home purchases. Fannie Mae’s plan will be

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Thank You Twitter For Helping Me Find My Clients Home

She found me on one of those real estate websites and contacted me either because she saw I was highly recommended by previous clients, or that I had sold many properties in the area she was,

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What Renters Should Do Now Before Purchasing A Property

What renters should do now before purchasing a propertyIf you’re a renter thinking about buying your first property, you can be proactive about buying before you even start your search. Here are

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Sold In 6 Days But Thats Not The Whole Story

Sold in 6 days! But that’s not the whole story.   It started months ago when Jean, living in Missouri, found me online based on past sales in the neighborhood of her mother’s East Dallas

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Paying Rent Is Not A Good Investment

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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Are Verbal Agreements Valid Contracts

Are verbal agreements valid contracts?Below is a Q&A handled by the Texas Association of REALTORS.  It's a great question that comes up often, especially in a frenzied market, such as where

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Getting A Conventional Mortgage May Be Getting Easier

I just read an article about the Federal Housing Finance Agency and their plans to loosen the rules on qualifying for a mortgage.  That's great news!  Some of the changes include smaller

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More New Construction Planned For Uptown And West Village

New developments continue in the Uptown and West Village area with the recent announcement of Forest City Enterprises' proposed new tower.  They are considering 24 stories next to the current

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Interest Rates Are At Their Lowest

As you can see in the graph from Freddie Mac the numbers published yesterday, The Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates are at their lowest we've seen in the last year - a full 12

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Another Condo Sold In Oak Lawn

The owners were referred to me by a mutual friend. They had their home listed with a real estate agent/friend for over 4 months. Their property was being marketed incorrectly (i.e. one of the

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