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    • The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

      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 payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wa...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 and 2018

      Some are attempting to compare the current housing market to the market leading up to the “boom and bust” that we experienced a decade ago. They look at price appreciation and conclude that we are on a similar trajectory, speeding toward another housing crisis. However, there is a major difference between the two markets. Last […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?

      For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming!

      The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Existing Home Sales Cooling Off This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Existing Home Sales Report, sales in June were down 2.2% from last year. Inventory of homes for sale showed a modest improvement of 0.5% over last year’s figures, but still r...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values

      Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is known as the theory of “supply and demand,” which is defined as: “The amount of a commodity, product, or service […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to Swell

      Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American Dream. Comparatively speaking, millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones (like getting married, having kids and buying a home) than generations before them, but that does not mean that […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!

      Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!

      In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.”  Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the intention of paying it off in 25, 20 or ideally, […]
      Written by Denise Zervos