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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-07-02T17:49:41+00:00June 28th, 2019|

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can also live in!

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

By |2019-07-02T17:40:30+00:00June 27th, 2019|

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases,

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

By |2019-07-02T17:39:31+00:00June 26th, 2019|

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 you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

By |2019-07-02T17:38:43+00:00June 25th, 2019|

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

By |2019-07-02T17:37:15+00:00June 24th, 2019|

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-07-02T17:35:56+00:00June 21st, 2019|

  Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Now may be the time for you and your

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

By |2019-06-19T10:00:43+00:00June 19th, 2019|

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 down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

By |2019-06-18T10:00:18+00:00June 18th, 2019|

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

By |2019-06-19T19:53:53+00:00June 17th, 2019|

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready,

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-06-14T10:00:33+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Whether you plan to stay in your house for