5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team!There are many benefits to using a local professional!Pick a pro who knows your local market and can help you navigate the housing … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

As we are about to bring in the New Year, families across the country will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. Many will decide that it is smarter to wait until the spring “buyer’s market” to list their house. In the … Continue reading Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

You Need an Agent Who Will Put You First

When it comes to buying a home, 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 into, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal.One great example of … Continue reading You Need an Agent Who Will Put You First

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renter’s

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).In a Forbes article, the National Association … Continue reading Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renter’s

Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.Here are the … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:November’s Existing Home Sales report revealed that sales are now at an annual pace of 5.61 million which is “now the highest since February 2007 (5.79 million) and is 15.4% higher than a year ago (4.86 million).”Total housing inventory (or the inventory of homes for sale) fell 8.0% from last month and is now … Continue reading Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Fed Raised Rates: What Does that Mean for Housing?

You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future?Many in the housing industry have predicted that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, would vote to raise the federal … Continue reading The Fed Raised Rates: What Does that Mean for Housing?