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RECENT BLOG POSTS
If you have the goal of homeownership in 2015, take note that the market has never been soready for you! Upon reading the following (4) explanations below, you’ll see why you don’twant to wait any longer. 1. As Time Passes, Prices will Rise Recently a panel of over 100 renowned housing market ana...
04/15/2015
  As you most likely already know, almost all of the information you might want regarding real estate is available on the internet. As a result it can seem as though you don’t need an agent, at least in regards to knowing what homes in your neighborhood are selling for or what homes are currently...
03/06/2015
Homeownership and Wealth Creation is an article The New York Times published recently. It’s great to read and see that the confidence level of both experts and consumers seems to be increasing, as the housing market continues to recover.        The article explains:   “Homeownership long has been...
02/05/2015
Upon wrapping up 2014, it seems timely to evaluate the overall state of the real estate market. As we assess where it’s been over the past few years, it is clear that it is definitely in a strong place where it will move forward over the next few years. By simultaneously comparing projected house...
01/14/2015
How America Views Homeownership, which is a recent survey that was conducted, shows that 95% of Americans want to own a home if they don’t already and that 68% feel that now is a solid time to purchase a home.       One of the top people in Wells Fargo home mortgage production, Franklin Codel, sa...
01/12/2015
It seems most people have heard a family member or friend tell them that buying a home ten to twenty years ago was significantly easier than it is these days. Many feel the banks have to know next to everything about us, plus three independent sources that back up each detail on the application. ...
01/05/2015
If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a...
12/19/2014
Harvard University’s Eric Belsky, who is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate, shared a paper on homeownership last year. It is entitled - The Dream Li...
11/19/2014
Recently there was a downturn in existing home sales. Some are speculating that this is a result of fewer individual cash investors. However, this can easily be a great entry point for other buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors. Cash sales hit an all time low since December 2...
11/14/2014
Quarterly Checklist                         Interior:             -Check all bathtub and shower caulking monthly and address areas that                  need attention immediately.             -Check all faucets for leaky pipes or dripping.             -Vacuum A/C returns and supply to remove dus...
11/12/2014
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