a great way to increase your family’s net worth


Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median...

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5 real estate reality tv myths explained


Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself binging on HGTV? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of real estate reality tv shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting.  ...

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appreciation is strong: might be time to sell


There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing. Everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment.   Home...

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increase your home equity in 5 years


Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers. These will help you understand how your home equity increases....

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what experts are saying about current housing inventory


The current housing landscape presents greater home values, low-interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to a strong market that is forecasted to continue throughout the rest of the year. There is, however, one thing that...

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mid-year update: 3 things to know about the housing market


Shifting mid-year trends in the housing market are pointing towards some valuable projections for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, here are three things to put on your radar:   Home prices are appreciating...

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the skinny on real estate investors


Investors account for over 10% of all home purchases. That number is only continuing to rise. Who are these investors?   Many have speculated that the large institutional conglomerates like Blackstone and Colony Starwood dominate investor purchases. However, a special...

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4 tips to sell your home faster


Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases from people wanting to sell their home fast. Especially those with school-aged children....

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10 steps to buying your home in denver


If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start! Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will need to follow to purchase a great home in Denver.   1. Save Your...

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what you need to know about private mortgage insurance (PMI)


Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with...

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