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    • Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% of Approved Loans 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. One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania revealed that many millennials have not yet considered purchasing homes simply because […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      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 & West Virginia were the only states where home prices are lower than they were last year.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 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 […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Want to Keep Up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time

      Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start living your dream life? Market conditions around the country have presented an opportunity like no other for those who are looking to make […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Market

      We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019. Recently, HousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home?

      When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging.
      • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
      • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
      • The top rooms to stage to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 58% of Homeowners See a Drop in Home Values Coming

      According to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be a “housing bubble and price correction” within the next 2 years. After what transpired just ten years ago, we can understand the concern Americans have about the current increase in home prices. However, this market has very […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert

      First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for many, the inventory of starter and trade-up homes in the US has struggled to keep up with demand! According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide

      The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 28 days in June. This is a slight increase from the 27 days reported in May, but down from 34 days reported a year ago. 54% of homes across the country were […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan