Home Selling

Top 5 Reasons Sellers Should Not Sell by Owner

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. The top 5 reasons are listed below: 1. Online …

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Home Tips & Ideas

Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI

Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value. The exterior of a …

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12 Cities for Dog Lovers

Families love their pets, and dogs in particular tend to be a household favorite. But moving can be stressful for a family pet, and realizing that, more buyers are factoring Fido into their buying decisions. Indeed, 81 percent of respondents to a National Association of REALTORS® survey in 2017 said that animal-related considerations play a role when …

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Market Update Mortgage and Financing

2019 Mortgage Interest Rates

Look at these 30-year fixed-rate mortgages. Rates are low, making it a great time to buy!   “The real estate market is thawing in response to the sustained decline in mortgage rates and rebound in consumer confidence – two of the most important drivers of home sales. Rising sales demand coupled with more inventory than previous spring …

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Home Selling

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. The other listings that come out in the spring will represent increased competition to …

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Home Buying

You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters …

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