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Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment

July 27, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question: “What is the best way to invest money you wouldn’t need for 10 years or […]

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A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

July 26, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. And they would be right when it comes to choosing which offer to accept, the closing date, or even which improvements they are willing to make […]

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Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners

July 25, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for homes, which has caused prices to rise. The great news […]

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U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY!

July 24, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home. Mortgage rates have hovered around 4% for all of 2017, forcing buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting in incredibly strong demand RIGHT NOW!! At the same time, inventory […]

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Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 21, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

Some Highlights: According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year. The percentage of first-time buyers who were single females rose to 17% (up from 16%), as the share of single men dropped from 11% to […]

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84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision

July 20, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision. This is the highest percentage since 2007 – before the housing crisis. Those surveyed pointed out five major reasons why they believe homeownership is a good financial decision: Homeownership […]

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3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market

July 19, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared for success when buying a home. The 3 tips we are going to expand on today come from a recent blog by […]

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Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!

July 18, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to […]

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

July 17, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following 3 questions to […]

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Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 14, 2017 Posted by: Ryan Gibbons

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 continue to fall.×32.png Powered by WPeMatico

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