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Moderate #PriceGrowth Next 12 Months

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” REALTORS® who responded to the November 2015 survey expected prices to increase by 3.2 percent over the…

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Obstacles To#Homeownership

The belief Americans have in homeownership and their desire to partake in this piece of the American Dream is very much a reality. Some of the obstacles preventing them from attaining that goal perceived, are not real. A recent study by Fannie Mae, What Do Consumers Know About The Mortgage Qualification Criteria?, revealed that many consumers…

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#RealEstateInvestment Shines In 2015

A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like: Paying rent does not make sense Homeownership provides a good financial opportunity Owning a home helps you…

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Top 12 Tips For Staging Your Home For Photo Day

If you find yourself without a professional and needing to prepare your house for photographs either for a vacation rental, to sell it, or to just show off your new home to friends and family, here are some great tips on how to best to achieve that goal: 1. Design for the camera, not for the end user…

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Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now!

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels…

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Building Your #FamilyWealth

As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to save and find other ways to build their net worth. One way to dramatically increase their family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate. For example,…

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How Long Does It Take To Save For A Down Payment

In a recent study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide it would take“nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home. Depending on where you live, median rents, incomes and home prices all vary. By determining the percentage a renter spends on housing in each…