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  • 84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision

    According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision. This is the highest percentage since 2007 – before the housing crisis. Those surveyed pointed out five major reasons why they believe homeownership is a good financial decision: Homeownership […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market

    In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared for success when buying a home. The 3 tips we are going to expand on today come from a recent blog by […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!

    If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

    If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following 3 questions to […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership

    Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take pride in ownership. Homeownership improves […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE

    In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on 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 3.96%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!

    In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights:

    • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index.
    • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.
    • Homes sold in less than a month in 24 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
    • Homes typically went under contract in 27 days in May!
    Written by Denise Zervos

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