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What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 11, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Some Highlights: Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you? The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states. The ‘Biggest Bang for your Buck’ comes in Mississippi where, compared to the national average, you can actually purchase […]

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Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time to Sell

August 10, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing […]

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Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

August 9, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for sale and move on to the home that will better fit their needs. New […]

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93.9% Of Homes in The US Have Positive Equity

August 8, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that ninety-one thousand residential properties regained equity in Q1 2017. The outlook for 2017 remains positive as well, as an additional 600 thousand properties will regain equity if home prices rise another 5% this year.  The study also revealed that: Roughly 63% of all homeowners have seen their equity increase since Q1 2016 […]

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20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 4, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and […]

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Millennial Homeownership Rate Increases

August 3, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Recent headlines exclaimed the homeownership rate, as reported by the Census Bureau, rose again in the second quarter of 2017. What didn’t get much attention in the reports is that the homeownership rate for American households under the age of 35 increased a full percentage point from last quarter’s 34.3% to 35.3%. Millennials proved to […]

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Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What’s Stopping You from Listing Now?

August 2, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs? How can you line up your current needs with […]

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Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap!

August 1, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise in rents, stating: “The cost of putting a roof over your […]

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Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

July 31, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) […]

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Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 28, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Highlights: Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million. Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4.3-month supply, marking the 25th month in a row of declines. The median price of homes sold in June was $263,800. This is the 64th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains.×32.png Powered […]

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