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  • Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

    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 will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI).
    • While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete remodel of a kitchen are popular ways to increase a home’s value, something as simple as updating landscaping and curb appeal can have a quick impact on a home’s value.
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

    The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong! […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!

    Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

    Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

    Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program. VA ...
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!

    With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. Recently, five housing experts weighed in on the question. Rick Sharga, Executive VP at Ten-X: “We’re definitely not in a bubble.” “We […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

    The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases

    Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household – a household with two or more adult generations, or […]
    Written by Denise Zervos