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Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

Posted by Matt Dannals on September 30, 2017 in  Buyers
Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next year. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.0% over the next 12 months. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able! ... read more
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How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

Posted by Matt Dannals on September 27, 2017 in No Category
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the d... read more
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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

Posted by Matt Dannals on September 26, 2017 in  Sellers
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. Take advantage of the buyer activity currently... read more
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Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

Posted by Matt Dannals on September 12, 2017 in  Buyers
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose... read more
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Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

Posted by Matt Dannals on September 07, 2017 in No Category
The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline, “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Bottom” The real estate market has come a long way since 2011, which is great news for homeowners! Nearly 79% of homeowners with a mortgage in the US now have significant equity in their homes (defined as over 20%), acco... read more
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