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When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now

Bottom Line:One way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home. If you are ready and willing to buy, let’s meet to determine if you are able to

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Top 4 Home Renovations For Max ROI

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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Parents Say Kids Opinions Matter Big When Buying A Home

Bottom Line:If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, make sure to highlight all the kid-friendly features your home has to offer so that you can sway the real decision makers. 

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Homeownership A Man Is Not A Complete Man Unless He Owns A House

Bottom Line:Homeownership has been, is, and always will be a crucial part of the American Dream.  More Here .....Whether You Are A First Time Homebuyer Or A Move-Up Buyer Now Is The Time

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Access An Important Factor In Getting Your House SOLD

Bottom Line:With May proving to be the best month to sell your home, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

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3 Tips For Making Your Dream Of Owning A Home A Reality

Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it. Living within a budget

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5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted The 2018 Housing Market

Bottom Line:The doomsday scenarios that some predicted based on tax reform fears seem to have already blown over based on the early housing industry numbers being reported.   More Here..

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Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll For 5th Year Running

Bottom Line:As the real estate market has recovered, so has the belief of the American people in the stability of housing as a long-term investment.  More Here...Check Out Listings For Any Zip

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Home Inspections What To Expect

Bottom Line:They say ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but not when investing your hard-earned money into a home of your own. Work with a professional who you can trust to give you the most

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What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home

Bottom Line:If buying a home is in your plan for this year, doing it sooner rather than later could save you thousands of dollars over the terms of your loan.  More Here..Check Out Listings

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50 Percent Of Homes Sold In 30 Days In March

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® recently surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of

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This Just In Data Says May Is The Best Month To Sell Your Home

Bottom Line:Let’s get together to discuss the market conditions in our area and get you the most exposure to the buyers who are ready and willing to buy!  More >>Check Out Listings For

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4 Reasons Why Todays Housing Market Is NOT 2006 All Over Again

Bottom Line:After using four key housing metrics to compare today to 2006, we can see that the current market is not anything like the bubble market.  See More...Check Out Listings For Any Zip

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Thinking Of Selling Your Home Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

Bottom Line:The percentage of #sellers who have hired #real estate #agents to sell their #homes has increased steadily over the last 20 years. Let’s get together and discuss all we can do to make

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New Study Shows Best States For Millennials

Bottom Line:If owning a home is next on your list, let’s get together to answer any questions you may have and set you on the path to homeownership!Whether You Are A First Time Homebuyer Or A-

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Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory

Some Highlights: According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 million. This is the strongest

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Short Of A War Or Stock Market Crash

Bottom Line:If interest rates and prices continue to rise as projected, the monthly mortgage payment on a home purchased a year from now will be dramatically more expensive than it would

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Why Home Prices Are Increasing

Bottom Line:If buyer demand continues to outpace the current supply of existing #homes for sale, #prices will continue to #appreciate. Nothing nefarious is taking place. It is simply the theory of

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How Much Has Your Home Increased In Value Over The Last Year

Bottom Line:If you are planning to list your home for sale in today’s market, let’s get together to go over exactly what’s going on in your area and your price range.Whether You Are

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How Much Do You Need To Make To Buy A Home In Your State

Bottom Line:If you are considering buying a home, whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, let’s get together to evaluate your ability to do so in today’s market!Whether You Are A

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Is Family Mortgage Debt Out Of Control

Bottom Line:Many families paid a heavy price because of questionable practices that led to last decade’s housing crash. It seems the American people have learned a lesson and are not repeating

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Rising Prices Help You Build Your Familys Wealth

Bottom LineNot only is homeownership something to be proud of, but it also offers you and your family the ability to build equity you can borrow against in the future. If you are ready and willing

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Getting PreApproved Should Always Be Your First Step

Bottom Line:Many potential home buyers overestimate the down payment and credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage today. If you are ready and willing to buy, you may be

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A Tale Of Two Markets

Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that,

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What Should You Look For In Your Real Estate Team

Bottom Line:In this world ofGooglesearches, where it seems like all the answers are just a mouse-click away, you need an agent who is going to educate you and share the information that you need

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Boomerang Buyers Most Qualify For Financing In 2 3 Years

Bottom Line:If you are one of the millions of Americans who has filed for bankruptcy and think that you have to wait 7-10 years to make your dream of returning to homeownership a reality, let’s

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House Prices Simply A Matter Of Supply Demand

Bottom Line:The reason home prices are still rising is because there are many purchasers looking to buy, but very few homeowners ready to sell. This imbalance is the reason prices will remain on

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VA Loans By The Numbers

Some Highlights:Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.In 2017, $188 billion wasloaned to veterans and

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US Housing Market Still In Buy Territory

Bottom Line:The majority of the country is strongly in buy territory. Buying a home makes sense socially and financially, as rents are predicted to increase substantially in the next year.

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance PMI

https://goo.gl/4fiaETBottom Line:If you have questions about whether you should buy now or wait until you’ve saved a larger down payment, let’s get together to discuss our market’s

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Be Thankful You Do Not Have To Pay Your Parents Interest Rate

Bottom Line:Be thankful that you can still get a better interest rate than your older brother or sister did ten years ago, a lower rate than your parents did twenty years ago, and a better rate than

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Buyer Demand Still Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

Bottom LineLooking at the maps above, it is not hard to see why prices are appreciating in many areas of the country. Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet buyer demand, prices

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Did You Know That Moving Up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time In 40 Years

Bottom Line:If you have held off on #moving up to your #family’s #dream home because you were hoping to time the market, that time has come.  More Here>>#WinstonCrosbie - 561-628-7803

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Do You Know The Cost Of Waiting Vs Interest Rates

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly

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Dreaming Of A Luxury Home Nows The Time

Bottom Line:The best time to sell anything is when demand is high, and supply is low. If you are currently in a starter or trade-up house that no longer fits your needs and you are looking to step

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Are You Aware Of How Much Equity You Have In Your Home You May Be Surprised

Bottom Line:If you are one of the many Americans who is unsure of how much #equity you have built in your home, don’t let that be the reason you fail to move on to your #dream #home in #2018!’

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Is A Major Home Renovation Worth It In The Long Run

Bottom Line:If you are debating a #major #renovation that would change the layout of your home, before you pick up that #sledgehammer, let’s get together and discuss the #available #listings in

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Freddie Mac Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead To Falling Home Prices

Bottom Line:According to #Freddie #Mac, "Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home Prices."Whether you are a #move-up buyer or #first-time buyer, waiting to purchase your next home based on

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5 Reasons Why To Sell This Spring

Bottom Line:Here are five reasons #listing your #home for #sale this spring makes sense Only you know the answers to the questions. You have the power to take control of the situation by

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Spring

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 projects that you can do to ensure this happens!Your real

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You Can Save For A Down Payment Faster Than You Think

Bottom Line:Whether you have just started to save for a down payment, or have been saving for years, you may be closer to your dream home than you think! Let’s meet up so I can help you evaluate

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7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In

Bottom LineWhen it comes to your forever home, evaluating your current house for its ability to adapt with you as you age can be the first step to guaranteeing your comfort in retirement. If after

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Moving Up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time In 40 Years

Bottom Line:If you have held off on moving up to your family’s dream home because you were hoping to time the market, that time has come.  More Here...  https://goo.gl

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The Cost Of Waiting Interest Rates Edition

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly

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5 Reasons To Consider About The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home

Bottom Line:Owning A Home Has Always Been, And Will Always Be, Better From A Financial Standpoint Than Renting.  More Here>> More young buyers are getting into the real estate

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The 1 Reason To Sell Now Before Spring

Bottom Line:Buyers in the market during the winter months are truly motivated purchasers. They want to buy now. With limited inventory currently available in most markets, sellers are in a great

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5 Reasons To Love Using A Real Estate Pro

Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!They are there for you to help with

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Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2018

Bottom Line:Even a small increase in interest rate can impact your family’s wealth. Let’s get together to evaluate your ability to purchase your dream home.  More >>>More young

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Homeownership The Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Bottom Line:Homeownership has been, is and will always be a crucial element of the American Dream.  More Here >>More young buyers are getting into the real estate market. Need some ?

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Millionaire To Millennials Dont Rent A Home Buy

Bottom Line:Whenever a well-respected millionaire gives investment advice, people usually clamor to hear it. This millionaire gave simple advice – if you don’t yet live in your own home, go

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Whether You Rent Or Buy Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

Bottom Line:Whether you are looking for a primary residence for the first time or are considering a vacation home on the shore, now may be the time to buy.  More here>>More young

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5 Reasons Homeowners Can Throw Better Super Bowl Parties

Highlights:Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages.There’s more room to entertain a large crowd and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your

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2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Bottom Line:Whether buying your first home or moving up to your dream home, knowing your options will make the mortgage process easier. Your dream home may already be within your reach. 

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Bidding Wars Abound How Long Will They Continue

Bottom Line:Without a large wave of new listings coming to market, buyers will continue competing with each other for the homes that are available. If you are thinking of selling your home, now

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Study Shows Millennials Deserve More Credit

Bottom Line:Not every millennial fits into the stereotypes that are so prominent in our society. Those who have risen above the stereotype are ready and willing to buy a home of their own, and

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US Housing Inventory Crunch Continues List Your House Today

Bottom Line:Demand for your home is very strong right now while your competition (other homes for sale) is at a historically low level. If you are thinking of selling in 2018, now may be the

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5 Reasons Millennials Choose To Buy

Some Highlights:“The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space,

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If You Are Considering Selling ACT NOW

Bottom Line:With demand increasing and supply dropping, this may be the perfect time to get the best price for your home. Let’s get together to see whether that is the case in your.&

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Gap Between Homeowners Appraisers Narrows To Lowest Mark In 2 Years

Bottom Line:Every house on the market must be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). With escalating prices, the second sale might be even

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Why You Need A Professional On Your Team When Buying A Home

Bottom Line:Famous sayings become famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good agent will save you money…not cost you money.

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Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54 Of US Counties

Bottom Line:Rents will continue to rise, and mortgage interest rates are still at historic lows. Before you sign or renew your next lease, let’s get together to help you determine if you are

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61 Percent Of FirstTime Buyers Put Down Less Than 6 Percent

Bottom Line:If you are one of the many first-time buyers who is not sure if you would qualify for a low-down payment mortgage, let’s get together and set you on your path to homeownership!

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Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home

Bottom LineYou may not be much different than many people who have already purchased their first homes. Let’s meet to determine if your dream home is within your grasp.   More young

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The Impact Of Tight Inventory On The Housing Market

Bottom Line:If you are thinking of selling, now may be the time. Demand for your house will be strong at a time when there is very little competition. That could lead to a quick sale for a really

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712000 Homes In The US Regained Equity In The Past 12 Months

Bottom Line:If you are one of the many homeowners who are unsure of how much equity you have in your home and are curious about your ability to move, let’s meet up to evaluate your situation.

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4 Important Reasons To Sell This Winter

Some Highlights:Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!Housing

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The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Sales Price

Some Highlights:TheNational Association of Realtorssurveyed their members & released the findings of theirAnnual Profile of Home Staging.50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value

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93 Believe Homeownership Is Important In Attaining The American Dream

Bottom Line:Owning a home always has been, and always will be, a crucial part of attaining the American Dream. More Here More young buyers are getting into the real estate market.  Need

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FICO Scores On Approved Home Loans Drop Again

Bottom LineMore and more potential buyers are able to qualify for a mortgage loan now! If you are debating a home purchase, let’s get together and evaluate your ability to buy today! More

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Time On The Market Drops To New Low In 2017

Bottom Line:If you are a homeowner who is debating whether or not to list your home for sale, know that national market conditions are primed for a quick turnaround!  More here..Let’s get

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The Benefits Of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial

Bottom Line:Homeownership means something more to people and their families than just the financial considerations. More young buyers are getting into the real estate market.  Need some

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Here Is To A Wonderful 2018

We hope 2018 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally!Let's get together and discuss the supply conditions in your neighborhood to be able to assist you in gaining access to the

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Buying Or Selling In 2018 5 Reasons To Resolve To Hire A Pro

Some Highlights:As we usher in the New Year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team!There are many benefits to

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There Is More To A Bubble Than Rising Home Prices

Bottom Line:Speculation is a major element of the housing bubble formula. Right now, there are not elevated percentages of investors and house flippers. Therefore, there is not an elevated rate

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Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy A Home

Bottom Line:Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in your life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Not FSBO

Bottom LineBefore you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional in your marketplace and see what they have to offer.Let's get

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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Annual Pace In 11 Years

Some Highlights:Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.81 million, the highest pace since December 2006.The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for

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Housing Prices Are NOT Heading For Another Crash

Bottom Line:Prices are appreciating at levels greater than historic norms. However, we are not at the levels that led to the housing bubble and bust.  More Here>>Let's get together and

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Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Real Estate Agent

Bottom LineIf your plans for 2018 include purchasing your dream home, let’s get together to discuss your options and to help you make the most powerful and confident decisions for you and your

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Rents Are On The Rise Do Not Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Bottom Line:Don’t get caught in the trap that so many renters are currently in. If you are ready and willing to buy a home, find out if you are able. Let’s get together to determine if you

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter

Bottom Line:If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.  More Here!! More young buyers

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Home Prices Up Over 6 Percent Across The Country

Some Highlights:TheFederal Housing Finance Agency(FHFA)recently released their latestQuarterly Home Price Indexreport.In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.Based on

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Should Boomers Buy Or Rent After Selling

Bottom LineOne way to protect yourself from rising rents is to lock in your housing expense by buying a home instead of renting. Let’s get together so we can help you decide what the best step

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What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

Bottom Line:If buying a home is in your plan for 2018, doing it sooner rather than later could save you thousands of dollars over the terms of your loan.  Read more >> More young

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Before You Make An Offer Here Are 4 Tips For Success

Bottom Line:Whether buying your first home or your fifth, having a local real estate professional who is an expert in their market on your side is your best bet to make sure the process goes

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The 1 Reason To List Your House Today

Bottom Line:If you are waiting for next spring to list your home because you think that’s when the buyers will be out in force, perhaps you should reconsider. Buyers are out right now! 

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Home Prices Up 7 From Last Year

That is what is truly important.If you are looking to enter the housing market, as either a buyer or a seller, let’s get together to go over exactly what’s going on in our neighborhood and

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Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage

Bottom Line:Instead of concentrating on the additional paperwork required, let’s be thankful that we are able to buy a home at historically low rates. Read More>>  More

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5 Reasons To Be Selling This Winter

That is what is truly important!Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come

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6 Simple Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests This Season

6 Simple Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests This Season! Hosting has its shares of anxieties for sure, especially if you're striving to make your home welcoming for your invited and

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