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Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

  Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment ProgramsA report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down

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MovingUp To A Luxury Home Nows The Time

  Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared &

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The Mortgage Process What You Need To Know

 Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit. Take advantage

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Should I Buy A Home Now Or Wait Until Next Year

 Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?Some Highlights:The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates

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How To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home

  How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you

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More Than Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs

 More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing CostsAccording to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs

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More Americans Say Now Is A Good Time To Sell

  More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell! Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an

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5 Reasons To Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association

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Looking For Your Dream Home Know What You Want Vs What You Need

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when

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Homeowners Do You Know Your Homes Value

  Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year

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How Your Homes Value Grows Your Familys Wealth

  How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively,

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Number Of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10 Percent Down Hits 7 Yr High

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home

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Empty Nesters Best To Remodel Or Time To Sell

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell? Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two

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Sellers Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of

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Homeowners Net Worth Is Still Greater Than A Renters

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across

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For Millennial Homeowners It May Be Time To Sell

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time to Sell Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the

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Remember The Golden Rule

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small

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Americans Still Believe Real Estate Is Best LongTerm Investment

Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term InvestmentAccording to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10

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84 Percent Of Americans Believe Buying A Home Is A Good Financial Decision

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now

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3 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home  Monday July 17th, 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers,PricingIf you are

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The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership

The 5 Greatest Benefits of HomeownershipRecently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be

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75 Percent Of Homeowners Think NOW Is A Good Time To Sell

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersIn Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers

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Owning A Home Is A Good Financial Investment

Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment! According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33%.

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Buying Is Now 33 Percent Cheaper Than Renting In The US

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a

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Top Home Renovations For Maximum Return

Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects

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Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment

Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment! According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33%.

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5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer

5 Reasons You Should Sell This SummerHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW

#1 Reason to List Your House for Sale, NOW!If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale

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What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home

What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Next Home?Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice

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Is Now A Good Time To Rent

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?  People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced

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4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer

4 Tips for Effectively Making an OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you

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Is 2017 The Year To Move Up To Your Dream Home

Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early! If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two

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4 Reasons To Buy A House Today

Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a House Today Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social)

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Buying A Home Do You Know The Lingo

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo? Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled

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3 Charts That Shout List Your Home Today

3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’ In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price

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15014 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing

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Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!  There are many benefits to home ownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your

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Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time To Act

Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to ActIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer

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Again You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy A Home

https://goo.gl/AMyDREAgain… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify

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It's a Seller's Market! Should I Downsize Now?A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale

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