5 reasons millennials choose to buy a home


Millennial Buyers The millennial demographic is now a force to reckon with in real estate. In 2017 they made up 34% of Amercian home buyers. Not only are they already purchasing real estate, but they're providing a huge rise in potential future...

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median home values state by state in 2018


If you’ve entered the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the mantra “location, location, location”  in reference to identical homes increasing or decreasing in value based on where they’re located.   State by State Currently, home...

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do you need 20% down to buy a home? no.


The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The survey shows that the main reason non-homeowners do...

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kids’ opinions matter big when buying a home


A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home...

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is it a good time to rent or buy?


People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is not a...

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will home prices fall as mortgage rates rise?


Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year and will likely increase by an additional half before 2019. With this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will...

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5 reasons to sell your home this summer


Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.   1. Demand Is Strong 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....

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don’t make less by selling your own home


For Sale by Owner (FSBO) is when homeowners sell their own homes. Often times they rationalize that they don’t need a real estate agent and believe that they can save money on the services a real estate agent offers.   However, a study by Collateral Analytics reveals that...

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now may be the time to upgrade your home


Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. Many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true.   Home Values...

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waiting until next year to buy a home?


Last week we discussed how national home prices have increased by 6.7%. Additionally, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed for more buyers to enter the market. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae all project that mortgage interest rates will...

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