Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing?
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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to … Read More

In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?
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A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why … Read More

Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range
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The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Only those homes … Read More

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush
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In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are listings for them to purchase, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. … Read More

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows
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The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week before (3.66%), and nearly 20 points lower than a year … Read More

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!
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People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to … Read More

Here Comes the Housing Inventory!!
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Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble forming. However, … Read More

US Housing Market Swings in Favor of Homeownership
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According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index,homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from the first quarter … Read More

Serious About Home Buying? Get Pre-Approved
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In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace … Read More

Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group
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According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time homebuyers last year, second only to married … Read More

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