where are home values headed over the next few years?


There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions:  ...

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are we about to enter a buyer’s market?


Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyer's market after sellers have had the upper...

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is the real estate market finally getting back to normal?


The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. Below, however, are the price swings since 2007 according to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey:  ...

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thinking of selling your home? the time to act is NOW!


If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever 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...

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home prices have appreciated 6.9% in 2018


Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey.   Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report, which...

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5 reasons to sell your home in fall 2018


Here are five reasons to sell your home in fall 2018. Starting with:   1. Strong Demand The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These...

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the net worth of a homeowner is 44x greater than a renter


Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was recently released. It revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner was $231,400...

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is it time to upgrade your starter home?


It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased might not be the home that will allow you to achieve the rest of your dreams. However, first-time home buyers don't always consider the differences between starter homes...

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5 reasons to hire a real estate professional before entering the market


Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s...

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the #1 reason to put your house on the market today


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 million in May, and are 2.2% below a...

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