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Per the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recent survey shows metro home values have increased approximately 4% in first quarter of 2019.  Countrywide, the median price is $254,000 for a single-family dwelling.  Within the 86% measured markets, single-family home prices rose, of those 13 met...
06/13/2019
Usually, the first impression you make on a potential home buyer is the quality of the photos used in your listing.  Both home buyers and realtors make decisions to the property based on this first impression.  Understandable, it cost money to have professionally taken photos, but this normally t...
05/17/2019
How well do you know millennial Buyers?  Now these people are the largest buying force in the housing industry per National Association of Realtors (NAR).  These buyers are between the age of 21 and 38, and they account for 37% of the home purchases.  Older millennials are defined as between the ...
04/25/2019
Home staging has been gaining greater popularity because sellers are realizing that homes sell faster, and there is greater potential of receiving a higher sales price.  This may be due to some of the following reasons:          many buyers are watching TV home-makeovers          selling agents a...
04/04/2019
Home inspections tend to uncover needed repairs for many properties.  Many times, these defects are uncovered during the sales cycle when selling a home.  In some states there are only a few days allowed to discover problems making it stressful on the home buyer.  It is important for the buyer’s ...
03/13/2019
This past year some home buyers found that housing inventory and affordability was a challenge.  In 2019, affordability will still remain an issue but overall the new year appears to have potential bright spots: Greater inventory of houses – Some experts think the number of available houses will ...
02/27/2019
 Do most home buyers know the real difference between a modern and contemporary home when buying a new home?  In todays’ market place, those two words are interchangeable because they contain many of the same traits, but are two different building construction styles.  Contemporary home styles ar...
02/12/2019
Home sales appear to be slowing down within the high-end home market.  Sellers are realizing they need to invest in upgrades to their home prior to putting their home on the market.  Now that there is a larger inventory of these types of homes on the market, this gives buyers more choice to choos...
01/25/2019
Currently, all real estate price points are experiencing a shortage of inventory in the housing market.  At this point in time, the entry level for first-time home buyers is experiencing the greatest difficulty.  This is due in part; many homeowners are staying in their current home longer instea...
12/19/2018
People over the age of 55 begin to think about whether they should own or rent a home.  Many of these people desire to downsize and have hassle-free lifestyle which includes little or no maintenance.  At this time, this age group is becoming the fastest growing segment of renters.  Apartments own...
11/28/2018
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