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  Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressin...
01/04/2019
How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State? It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 sta...
04/18/2018
Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are ...
04/16/2018
Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009. One of...
03/07/2018
Even with a hot markets like today, there are still necessary things a home seller must do in order to get their home ready for sale.  Why?  Because buyers are looking for move in ready homes.  If a home seller wants top dollar, it’s imperative to follow this simple advice.  Fresh, Neutral Paint....
01/25/2018
61% of First-Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6% According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% ...
01/22/2018
The Impact of Tight Inventory on the Housing Market The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest poi...
01/09/2018
Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently explained that the lenient lending standards of the previous ...
12/21/2017
2 Charts That Show the Truth about Home Affordability There is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of the narrative is tarnished with a negative slant. However, the truth is that housing affordability is better toda...
12/02/2017
Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most? Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 5.6%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home P...
10/05/2017
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