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    • Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time

      It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

      There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that many loan programs allow you to put down as little as 3% (or 0% with a VA loan).
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Tips for Preparing Your House For Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]

      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 estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What Would a Millennial Baby Boom Mean for Housing?

      Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over 16 million women in this generation who have become mothers.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained

      Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

      In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Prices Rose 7.1% Year-Over-Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index shows that prices rose by 7.1% across the United States year-over-year.
      • With mortgage interest rates rising in the short term, CoreLogic believes price appreciation will slow to 4.7% by this time next year.
      • 49 out of 50 states, and the District of Columbia, all had positive appreciation over the last 12 months, with the only exception being the state of Connecticut, which experienced a -0.5% appreciation.
      Written by Keeley Ryan