In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% in Q4 2018 to 63% in Q4 2019. The… Read more

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Why have a home inspection? As real estate brokers, we are often asked about inspections. “Should I have a home inspection on a new house?”  “What about a radon test?” “Are sewer scopes important?” “Is testing for lead base paint important?” Why Inspections? Why Not? The answer is relatively easy – Safety matters. Protecting your… Read more

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This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from… Read more

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Ok. We must admit we have never done this before – here are 2020 New Year’s Resolutions we’ve made for YOU! Excuse the presumptuous nature of our blog, that we know what is best for you! 1) Take time to smell the roses. Whenever you tell yourself, “I love to read, but I just don’t have… Read more

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Expert Prediction on Where Housing Market is Headed. Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? Here are some highlights to consider. Some Highlights on Where the Housing Market is Headed: Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020! According to CoreLogic,… Read more

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Inventory……Interest rates…..Appreciation The housing market will be defined by three things… This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and appreciation.  But the biggest issue the housing market will face in 2020 is an inventory shortage.  There aren’t enough homes on the market for buyers, especially on the lower end of… Read more

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Selecting Your Real Estate Broker Having a real estate broker is like having an opinion – virtually everybody has one. And like a good tenant for owners of investment properties, good real estate brokers are gold.  How do you select a good one? Ask your friends, family, co-workers, your title company friend, your mortgage broker,… Read more

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Tips to Sell Your Home Faster When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the… Read more

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Shop Local Is Investing Locally Shop local, invest local – Many people encourage us to shop local. There are good reasons to do so, and with the holidays approaching, it becomes even more important. It has been said that most businesses fail within the first two years, for a variety of reasons. Right idea, wrong… Read more

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The Mortgage Lending Factor Mortgage Lending Factor The Mortgage Lending Factor: Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low-down payment loans… Read more

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