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    The ‘REAL’ News about Housing Affordability

    By Keeley Ryan | April 6, 2017

    Some industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a potential jump in mortgage interest rates. One of the data points they use is the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Read More

    Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars

    By Keeley Ryan | April 5, 2017

    Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different! Read More

    15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

    By Keeley Ryan | April 4, 2017

    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 hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly. Read More

    Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

    By Keeley Ryan | April 3, 2017

    A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two major misconceptions that we want to address today. Read More

    Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | March 31, 2017

    Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were the only one states where home prices are lower than they were last year. Read More

    Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

    By Keeley Ryan | March 30, 2017

    The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject. Read More

    Looking to Move-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

    By Keeley Ryan | March 29, 2017

    If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.  Read More

    Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

    By Keeley Ryan | March 28, 2017

    Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is "an escalator to wealth.” Read More

    Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

    By Keeley Ryan | March 27, 2017

    There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s. Read More

    How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | March 24, 2017

    Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market! There has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012! Buyer Demand continues to outpace Seller Supply! Read More