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712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that “over the past 12 months, 712,000 borrowers moved into positive equity.” This is great news, as the share of homeowners with negative equity (those who owe more than their home is worth), has dropped more than 20% since the peak in Q4 of 2009 […]

Study:  FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission

One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in some cases may be costing […]

If You Haven’t Sold Your Home Yet… You Might Want to Check Your Price!

If You Haven’t Sold Your Home Yet… You Might Want to Check Your Price!

The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ­throughout spring as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars with many homes selling above listing price. What about your house?If your house hasn’t sold, […]

How’s the Real Estate Market? Here’s What the Experts Say

How’s the Real Estate Market? Here’s What the Experts Say

As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying:Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist“Positive demographic factors should continue to reshape the housing market, as rising employment and incomes appear to be positively influencing millennial homeownership […]

Is Now the Right Time to Put Your House on the Market… or Not?

Is Now the Right Time to Put Your House on the Market… or Not?

Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings. The report revealed that this May’s numbers weren’t quite as good as the year before: “With last month’s decline, the index reading is still the third highest in the past year, […]

Relocating to the Big City?  4 Tips for You!

Relocating to the Big City? 4 Tips for You!

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible. 1- Research before you move. It’s important to understand the culture you’re joining. Do research online and find out about school systems, neighborhoods, parking, weather, […]

5 Tips for Buying A Home

5 Tips for Buying A Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. 1- Get your finances in order. Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any problems you find. Next, find a suitable […]