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Monthly Archives: January 2017

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

    By Admin | January 2, 2017

    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 fund’s target rate at their... Read More

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

    By Admin | January 2, 2017

    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 of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief... Read More

    Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

    By Admin | January 2, 2017

    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... Read More

    Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

    By Admin | January 2, 2017

    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... Read More