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  • Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home? January 16, 2018
    There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family, others might think they are too young, and still, others might think their current […]
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  • Thinking of Selling? Now is the Perfect Time January 15, 2018
    It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring […]
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  • The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC] January 12, 2018
    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 visualize the home as their own. The top […]
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  • 93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream January 11, 2018
    Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that: “Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.” When asked “How important a part of the American dream is owning a home?” 18% of those surveyed said it was the most […]
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  • FICO® Scores on Approved Home Loans Drop Again January 10, 2018
    According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722 which is its lowest mark since April. The average includes all approved refinance and purchase loans. FHA and VA loans showed the most opportunity for millennials looking to enter the market with low down payments and even […]
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  • The Impact of Tight Inventory on the Housing Market January 9, 2018
    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, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. It seems that the market will continue to strengthen in […]
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  • 712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months! January 8, 2018
    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%) to 4.9% today. The […]
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  • 4 Reasons to Sell This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC] January 5, 2018
    Some Highlights: Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market.
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