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Monthly Archives: July 2019

    3 Expert Insights On Inventory In The Current Market

    By Ann Rudd | July 31, 2019

    The current housing landscape presents greater home values, low interest rates, and high buyer demand. All of these factors point to the strong market forecasted to continue throughout the rest of the year. There is, however, one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: an overall lack of housing inventory. Buyer demand naturally increases during the... Read More

    3 Powerful Reasons To Buy A Home Now

    By Ann Rudd | July 29, 2019

    Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today. 1. Affordability Many people focus solely on price when talking about home affordability. Since home prices have appreciated throughout the past... Read More

    Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things To Know Today

    By Ann Rudd | July 26, 2019

    Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are saying is on the horizon, here are the top three things to put on... Read More

    What Experts Are Saying About The Current Housing Market

    By Ann Rudd | July 25, 2019

    We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019. Here’s what some have to say: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at “Lower mortgage rates, higher wages and more homes for sale have helped counteract... Read More

    The Cost Of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition

    By Ann Rudd | July 24, 2019

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    Is Renting Right For Me?

    By Ann Rudd | July 23, 2019

    If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize. According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan... Read More

    The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor

    By Ann Rudd | July 22, 2019

    Over 10% of all residential homes are purchased by investors, and that number continues to rise. Who are these investors? Many have speculated that the large institutional conglomerates such as Blackstone, American Homes 4 Rent, and Colony Starwood dominate investor purchases. However, a special report on investor home buying by CoreLogic, Don’t Call it a Comeback: Housing... Read More

    What A Difference A Year Makes for Sellers

    By Ann Rudd | July 19, 2019

    Over the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy. We’ve reported on inventory shortages in the past, and it’s been a constant concern for potential buyers throughout recent years. New research shows the inventory concern is starting... Read More

    Should Your Refinance Your Home?

    By Ann Rudd | July 18, 2019

    With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: Lower your interest... Read More

    Debunking Homebuying Myths Today

    By Ann Rudd | July 17, 2019

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