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Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon!
01/20/2018
11 homebuying myths that people actually believe

Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon!

From the open house to securing a mortgage to closing day, purchasing a home is a complex and daunting process. Here are 11 myths that home buyers should abandon if they hope to keep a clear head and maintain realistic expectations during the house-hunting process.

Someone who appraises home values is probably a good person to take upgrade advice from!
01/19/2018
Home Appraisals 101: 5 Things Appraisers Wish Sellers Knew

Someone who appraises home values is probably a good person to take upgrade advice from!

Home appraisals are a piece of the selling process where you may have to let go of the reins. But Here are some things sellers can do to smooth the way.

The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]
01/16/2018
The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to v

Great news!
01/09/2018
712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

Great news!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that “over the past 12 months, 712,000 borrowers moved into positive equity.” This is great news, as the share of homeowners with negative equity (those who owe more than their home is worth), has dropped more than 20% since the peak in Q4 of 2009 (26%...

Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017
01/05/2018
Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017

Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new and existing homes for sale created the perfec

The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond the Financial
01/04/2018
The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond the Financial

The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond the Financial

Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is i...

Rents Are on the Rise: Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap!
12/31/2017
Rents Are on the Rise: Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

Rents Are on the Rise: Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year

Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]
12/30/2017
Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a local professional! Pick a professional who knows your local market and can help you a

Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash
12/27/2017
Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash

Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash

As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently explained that the lenient lending standards of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist.

If you just purchased your first home than you need to be prepared for a surge of important documents you will need to p...
12/06/2017
How Long to Keep Tax Records

If you just purchased your first home than you need to be prepared for a surge of important documents you will need to preserve. Here is a what's what of what to keep.

Want to know how long to keep your tax records? HouseLogic explains how long to keep those and other important papers related to your home.

I've made these! They smell delish!
12/04/2017
Apple-Cinnamon Ornaments

I've made these! They smell delish!

There's something special about the smell of cinnamon and cloves that brings about memories of the holidays, and these ornaments will help bring a piece of that wonderful scent to your home year after year. Materials: 1 cup applesauce 1½–2 cups cinnamon, plus extra for dusting 1 tablespoon ground...

Hidden costs, funding sources, choosing an agent, inspections, and long term value are a few of the things you need to c...
11/24/2017
6 Things All First-Time Homebuyers Should Consider - Auction.com

Hidden costs, funding sources, choosing an agent, inspections, and long term value are a few of the things you need to consider.

By Jonathan Deesing Buying a home is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It’s almost an American badge of honor—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking at an investment that takes most people three decades...

Wondering if now is a good time to sell? Give me a call and I will give you an honest opinion based on cold hard facts.
11/21/2017
6 Home Seller Procrastinations: What Are You Waiting For? - Realty Times

Wondering if now is a good time to sell? Give me a call and I will give you an honest opinion based on cold hard facts.

Inherent in ownership of real estate - a house, condominium unit, second home, investment property—is the reality that eventually it will be sold. PJ Wade asks owners 'What are you waiting for?' and shares 6 Seller Procrastinations that do no one any good.

Homes sold by Realtors sell for 18% more... When should I get started?
11/17/2017
How Working with a Real Estate Agent Benefits You

Homes sold by Realtors sell for 18% more... When should I get started?

Buying and selling a home can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone. That’s where a real estate agent earns their weight in gold.

Did you just buy a new home or sign a new lease? Then, it's moving time and since everyone needs help moving here is my ...
11/14/2017
14 Packing Hacks From the Pros That Make Moving Less Awful

Did you just buy a new home or sign a new lease? Then, it's moving time and since everyone needs help moving here is my contribution to you!

The 14 moving hacks from pros who've moved a ton of households will make your move less stressful and much easier. Get these house packing tips for moving.

When buying a home there is a lot of vocabulary you will need to know, here are 10 of the most common terms you will lik...
11/12/2017
10 Terms First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

When buying a home there is a lot of vocabulary you will need to know, here are 10 of the most common terms you will likely hear.

Applying for a mortgage is easier when you learn how to talk to lenders.

11/08/2017
How To Buy A House With $10,000

If you want to buy a home and think you need a ton of money up front since the bubble burst in 2007, think again! You can still buy a home with little down and Mark Green of Forbes breaks it down for you.

Just to be clear, this is not about buying a house for $10,000, this is about buying a house with $10,000. Two different things. For starters, you will need to have $10,000, which you will use for your down payment and to cover the cost of your home inspection, the [...]

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