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Monthly Archives: November 2016

    Why We Need More Newly Constructed Homes

    By Don Parsons | November 10, 2016

    The number of new home sales is far off historic norms. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reported that the percentage of all house sales that were newly constructed homes has fallen to the lowest numbers in forty years. Here is a graph showing the percentages: This should come as no surprise as the number of new housing... Read More

    The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SOLD!

    By Don Parsons | November 10, 2016

    So you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition,... Read More

    Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750

    By Don Parsons | November 10, 2016

    The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, revealed that many Millennials have not yet considered purchasing a home, simply... Read More

    How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

    By Don Parsons | November 10, 2016

    According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5% each of the last 16 weeks, marking a historic low. The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your... Read More