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Monthly Archives: November 2018

    Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

    By Taylor Swanson | November 29, 2018

    Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced... Read More

    The #1 Reason To Not Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

    By Taylor Swanson | November 27, 2018

    Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! The #1 Reason to List... Read More

    7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

    By Taylor Swanson | November 26, 2018

    Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are... Read More

    Home Sellers In Q3 Netted $61K At Resale

    By Taylor Swanson | November 14, 2018

    According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second quarter of 2007 and represents a 32% return on the original purchase prices.... Read More

    5 Tips When Buying A Newly Constructed Home

    By Taylor Swanson | November 8, 2018

    The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place. To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 5 tips to keep in mind if you are considering... Read More

    2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

    By Taylor Swanson | November 7, 2018

    Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that, “Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purchase a home than is actually required. In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment as an obstacle to homeownership. Thirty-nine percent of renters... Read More

    How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?

    By Taylor Swanson | November 5, 2018

    There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real... Read More