Archive for January 2018

Is Now The Right Time To Sell My House?

Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into their dream homes. Mortgage rates hovered around 4% for all of 2017 which forced many buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting in incredibly strong demand RIGHT NOW! At the same time, however,…

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Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2018?

If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it sooner rather than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices & interest rates) are both projected to increase as the year moves forward, and interest rates may increase rather dramatically. Here are some predictions…

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3 Financial Reasons Why 33% of Homeowners are Downsizing this Year

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market. In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial…

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Qualified Real Estate Agent

The National Association of Realtors recently released their new Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they surveyed recent home buyers and sellers about their experiences. An entire section of the profile is dedicated to clients’ experiences with their real estate agents. If you are looking to buy or sell your house in 2018,…

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New Study Shows 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…

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7 Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Realtor

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When interviewing agents to sell their home, most homesellers really only care about the answer to two questions: Who is going to sell it for the most money? Who is going to charge me the least? The result of these narrow criteria is painful to the seller. Most people list their home at a price…

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