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Why PreApproval 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

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Is This The Year To Move Up To Your Dream Home If So Do It Early

It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan

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National Associate Of Realtors

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to do it on their own. In today’s market: you need an

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If Your Home Hasnt Sold Yet Check The Price

The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong throughout the winter as

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YearOverYear Price Appreciation Reaches Double Digits In 5 Price Categories

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that, compared to last year, home sales are up dramatically in five of the six price

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Heres To A Wonderful 2017

We hope 2017 is a great year for you, both personally & .

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5 Reasons To Resolve To Hire A Real Estate Professional

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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Start 2017 Off Right List Your House For Sale

As we are about to bring in the New Year, families across the country will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. Many will decide

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You Need An Agent Who Will Put You First

When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are

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The Fed Raised Rates What Does That Mean For Housing

You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future?Many in the housing industry have predicted that the

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Student Loans Higher Credit Scores

According to a recent analysis by CoreLogic, Millennial renters (aged 20-34) who have student loan debt also have higher credit scores than those who do not have student loans.This may come as a

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2 Tips To Ensure You Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the

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The 1 Reason To Sell Now Not Next Spring

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices

There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined by the price of

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When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent

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Is Getting A Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult

There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Selling

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant

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Winter Is Coming 5 Reasons To Sell Now

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to

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Homes Across The Country Are Selling Fast

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

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You Can Never Have TMI About PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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A Lack Of Listings Remains Huge Challenge In The Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures &

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Why Waiting Until After The Holidays To Sell Isnt A Smart Decision

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

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The Truth About Housing Affordability

From a purely economic perspective, this is one of the best times in American history to buy a home. Black Night Financial Services discusses this in their most recent Monthly Mortgage Monitor.Here

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The Dangers Of Tight Mortgage Credit Headlines

The availability of mortgage credit is not at the same level that it was during the boom in housing (2005), and that’s good news. However, the constant headlines which talk about “tight”

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Its Not Always Marriage Before Mortgage

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married

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NAR Reports Show Now Is A Great Time To Sell

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors 

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Buying A Home 4 Demands To Make On Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can

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How Long Do Families Stay In A Home

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historic data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As

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Buying Is Now 377 Cheaper Than Renting In The US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the

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Buying A Home Can Be Scary Know The Facts

Some Highlights: 36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home. 44% of Millennials who purchased a home this year have put down less than 10%. 71.8% of loan applications were

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Sales Of Distressed Properties Hit New Low

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report revealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% of sales in September. This is down

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The Great News About Rising Prices

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. In some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of

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How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5% each of the last 16

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Dont Disqualify Yourself Over Half Of All Loans Approved Have A FICO Score Under 750

The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market

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Why We Need More Newly Constructed Homes

The number of new home sales is far off historic norms. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reported that the percentage of all house sales that were newly constructed homes has fallen

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The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House SOLD

So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential

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The Past Present Future Of Home Prices

CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over

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Home Sales Expected To Increase Nicely In 2017

The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2017. Here is a chart showing what each

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5 Stats That Prove The Real Estate Market Is Getting Stronger

Whenever there is talk about an improving housing market, some begin to show concern that we may be headed toward another housing bubble that will be followed by a crash similar to the one we saw

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Dont Underestimate The Importance Of Using An Agent When Selling Your Home

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to

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The Thad McIntyre Team At PowerMark Properties

Happy Monday!! The Thad McIntyre Team @ PowerMark Properties is ready to take care of all your Real Estate needs! Now is a great time to sell your home or to find that special house you have been

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The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home You Should Buy

Owning a home has great financial benefits. Because of this, more and more experts are growing concerned about the ramifications of a falling homeownership rate. Today, let’s look at the financial

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The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home

Owning a home has great financial benefits. Because of this, more and more experts are growing concerned about the ramifications of a falling homeownership rate. Today, let’s look at the financial

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Mortgage Standards Easing TOO MUCH

There is no doubt that getting a mortgage is easier today than it was right after the housing crash a decade ago. However, the easing of credit availability has led to some questioning of whether or

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14767 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it'

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Another Year Another Generation

Another Year, Another Generation Posted in Homeownership Education & Counseling, Promoting Home Ownership, Residential Real Estate, Uncategorized, by Zachary Benjamin on May

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Home Prices And Where They Are Going Over The Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a

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Online Property Portals Around The World

Online Property Portals Around the World Posted in International Real Estate, Marketing and Sales, NAR Global, by Charlee Gibson on August 5, 2016Just like buyers in the U.S.,

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All The Single Ladies

All the Single Ladies Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Jessica Lautz, Managing Director, Survey Research and Communications on August 30, 2016Since 1981, single females

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Home Values DEFINITELY NOT In Bubble Range

There are some industry pundits claiming that residential home values have risen too quickly and that current levels are on the verge of another housing bubble. It is easy to see how this thinking

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Why Is There So Much Paperwork To Sign To Get A Mortgage

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us

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Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’t Become

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What Do Consumers Know About The Mortgage Qualification Criteria

Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when

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How Scary Is The Housing Affordability Index

Some industry pundits are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown. One of the data points they use is the falling numbers of the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the

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Housing Market Slowing Down Dont Tell Builders

Many experts have been calling upon home builders to ramp up construction to help with the lack of existing inventory for sale. For the past two months, new home sales have surged, with July’s

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2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers

Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when

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Whether You Rent Or Buy Youre Paying A Mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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4 Stats That PROVE This Is NOT 2005 All Over Again

Recent research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) examined certain red flags that caused the housing crisis in 2005, and then compared them to today’s real estate market. Today, we

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Real Life Vs Reality TV 5 Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List,”

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Where Are Home Prices Headed Over The Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a

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Real Estate Values Today Compared To Pre2008 Peak

This housing market has many people talking about home values; where they are and where they are headed. It’s also interesting to look back and see how home prices compare to values prior to the

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Home Sales Up In Every Price Range Over 100K

The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price

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Buying Remains 36 Cheaper Than Renting

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the

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Do You Know The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes

Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford if you

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New Home Sales Up 254 Last Month

According to the latest Census Bureau Report, sales of newly constructed homes soared to new heights in June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 592,000. This marks the highest annual rate in 8 years

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Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying A Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an

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The Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of

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Brexit 1 Month Later The Impact On Mortgage Rates

Just over a month ago, the United Kingdom decided to withdraw from the European Union in a decision commonly known as Brexit. At that time there was a lot of speculation on how that decision would

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Baby Boomers Are On The Move

Published on July 21, 2016According to a Merrill Lynch study, “an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” Two-thirds of retirees say that they are likely

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A Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes

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Heres Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: in the last 50 years, rents have gone up significantly faster than incomes.Renting has taken

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Homeownership Builds Wealth Offers Stability

The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting:

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Saving To Buy A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost Price

As a seller, you will be most concerned with the ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price but instead with

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2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the

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4 Reasons To Buy This Summer

Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today

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BREXIT Whats The FIXIT For US Home Buyers And Sellers

Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.The most immediate

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Gap Between Homeowners Appraisers Opinions Narrows Slightly

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal.If prices are

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5 Reasons To Sell This Summer

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:1. Demand Is StrongThe latest

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PowerMark Minutes With Shelia Rejas

Shelia Rejas with PowerMark Properties and her story on how she got started in real estate. She is a Buyer's Specialist and after watching this video you will know why she is a top producer here at

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In A Sellers Market Is It Time To Downsize

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this

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When Is It A Good Time To Rent Definitely NOT NOW

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good

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Whats Happening In The Real Estate Market

Thursday June 16th, 2016 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials, Move-Up BuyersThis is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading

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US Housing Market Swings In Favor Of Homeownership

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from the first

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5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

Monday June 13th, 2016 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersWe have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The 

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Serious About Home Buying Get PreApproved

In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often

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