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    • Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?

      One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a pet!
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

      So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

      Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

      With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market

      The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!

      If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions on where rates will be by the end of the year:
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Do You Know the Cost of Waiting? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
      • Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to appreciate by 4.9% according to CoreLogic.
      • Waiting until next year to buy could cost you thousands of dollars a year for the life of your mortgage!
      Written by Keeley Ryan