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The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 [...]

By |2019-05-24T03:03:26-07:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains: [...]

By |2019-05-23T03:04:46-07:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home 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 the 2019 Home Buyer Report from NerdWallet, “Thirteen [...]

By |2019-05-22T03:02:08-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry their excitement [...]

By |2019-05-20T04:04:11-07:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in [...]

By |2019-05-17T03:02:27-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market [...]

By |2019-05-16T03:02:52-07:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are 4 steps [...]

By |2019-05-15T03:04:18-07:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on 4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (FTHB) on a monthly and yearly basis. Their [...]

By |2019-05-14T03:04:10-07:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a 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 2019. However, there is one thing that [...]

By |2019-05-13T03:04:52-07:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury and premium home markets which is causing prices [...]

By |2019-05-10T03:01:14-07:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]