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Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is...
04/21/2017
OPEN SUNDAY April 23rd , 1-3pm      Well maintained 4 Bedroom Split Level designed for entertaining !  Open Floor Plan from the Living Room through Kitchen , Dining and Rear Deck  Relax on the lower deck or enjoy a bird's eye view on the Nature Preserve & pond from Upper deck.     Come out this S...
04/20/2017
Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly index measures several different econo...
04/20/2017
US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’! According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH...
04/19/2017
Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act If you thought about selling your house this year, now 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...
04/17/2017
Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp? Some Highlights: ‘Millennials’ are defined as 18-36 year olds according to the US Census Bureau. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 31 years old. More and more ‘Old Millennials’ (25-36 y...
04/16/2017
Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a mortgag...
04/15/2017
Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as 62% made a down paym...
04/12/2017
Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap! 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  Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, r...
04/11/2017
The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their ...
04/10/2017
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