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Monthly Archives: July 2018

    You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First

    By Keeley Ryan | July 31, 2018

    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 looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home shopping. One great example of an agent who... Read More

    The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!

    By Keeley Ryan | July 30, 2018

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 million in May, and are 2.2% below a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is a bad... Read More

    Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | July 27, 2018

    Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 5 years! The generations agree! Real estate is the best investment! Generation X leads the way with 37% believing in real estate as the top investment. Read More

    4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble

    By Keeley Ryan | July 26, 2018

    With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom & bust.’ It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are four key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage... Read More

    Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

    By Keeley Ryan | July 25, 2018

    As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs... Read More

    Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!

    By Keeley Ryan | July 24, 2018

    Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s... Read More

    Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Market

    By Keeley Ryan | July 23, 2018

    As the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) continue to fall to their lowest points in years. There is no doubt that the housing market will continue to strengthen throughout 2018. However, there... Read More

    What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | July 20, 2018

    Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford. Read More

    Housing Will Not Fall Victim to Next Economic Storm

    By Keeley Ryan | July 19, 2018

    Some experts are calling for a slowdown in the economy later this year and most economists have predicted that the next recession could only be eighteen months away. The question is, what impact will a recession have on the housing market? Here are the opinions of several experts on the subject: Ivy Zelman in her... Read More

    Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb

    By Keeley Ryan | July 18, 2018

    Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for... Read More