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  • Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018

    Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for the remainder of this year and the next. As we can see, each entity is projecting sizable increases in home sales next year. If you […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

    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, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
    • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space, at 93%.
    • Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they'd like, or renovate an outdated part of their living space.
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream

    Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream. The report confirmed that “all generations–including millennials–agree homeownership is very important to achieving the American Dream.” Americans ranked “owning a home I love” higher than any other options (including […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Happily Ever Homeowner

    Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable. Many couples are […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 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 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 […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year. The […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • How Supply and Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights:

    • The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!
    • Anything under a 6-month supply is a seller’s market!
    • Nationally, there has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012!
    • Inventory levels differ depending on the area of the country and price range, so let’s get together to discuss the exact market conditions in our area.
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • America Needs Your House!!

    The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added): Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist “The underlying fundamental issue is an overwhelming lack of supply… The supply of […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 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 and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline,  “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Bottom” The real estate market has come a long way since 2011, which is great news […]
    Written by Denise Zervos