Feb. 17, 2020

Home Prices Rising in 2020

Home values are going up in 2020, and most experts are predicting that trend to continue for the next several years. Let's connect to discuss if its time for you to make a move. 

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Feb. 17, 2020

The Groundhog Says... Sell Early This Year

We don't need the groundhog to tell us that selling before Spring is a good idea this year. Contact me today to chat about why now is the right time to consider selling. 

Posted in For Sellers
Jan. 15, 2020

2020 Housing Market - What To Expect This Year

Here's what some of the top economic and real estate experts are saying about the housing market in 2020.

Have questions about buying or selling? Let's connect to talk about your goals. 

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Jan. 8, 2020

Wall Street Journal: Next Recession in 2020

Our country has experienced almost a decade of economic growth. The Wall Street Journal recently surveyed economists to find out when the next recession will occur. Here’s what the survey revealed:

 

“The economic expansion that began in mid-2009 and already ranks as the second-longest in American history most likely will end in 2020 as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to cool off an overheating economy, according to forecasters surveyed.”

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Jan. 6, 2020

How FHA Loans Can Help You Get the House You’ve Always Wanted

Buying a house is a huge financial leap, and for many Americans, it can feel like a distant dream. Conventional mortgages typically require a 10 to 20 percent down payment — not exactly pocket change if you work for a living and don't happen to have a winning lotto ticket lying around.

 

Fortunately, the federal government has your back. To encourage buyers from all walks of life to get into the real estate market, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a special loan program that lets you put up a much smaller down payment — as low as just 3.5 percent.

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Dec. 19, 2019

[Harvard Study] The Future of Homeownership in America

 

The American Dream of owning your own home and a little piece of land to tend has been a little battered since the Great Recession, and many people were left wondering if homeownership was all it was cracked up to be after seeing house values plummet. There have always been plenty of emotional reasons to buy a house — security, family, a fresh palette for all your interior design fantasies — but does it make sense from a financial standpoint to lay down thousands of dollars for a house?

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Nov. 14, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Closing Costs to Avoid Eating Ramen for the Next Month

 

Whether you're buying your first home or your fifth, it's easy to forget about the closing costs. You've probably spent your time focused on saving up for your down payment and using this number as the basis for how much house you can afford — but that 3 to 20 percent down payment isn't the whole story. 

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Oct. 2, 2019

“Myth Busting” Mortgages

 

It's a good idea to be a bit cautious when it comes to buying a house. After all, it's likely to be the biggest check you'll ever write, and you'll be paying for it for years to come. Still, for most people, homeownership is an excellent investment, and getting the right loan will ensure that you enjoy your purchase without a hassle.

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Sept. 9, 2019

The 5 Worst Plays You Can Make in a Seller’s Real Estate Market

 

Although you might not notice it while you're attending all those Sunday afternoon open houses, there are some serious economic forces in play when it comes to your local real estate market. Basic laws of supply and demand are in full force, and if there are a lot of houses up for sale in the neighborhood you want to buy in, you're in luck!

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Aug. 15, 2019

Which Upgrades & Repairs Should You Do (Or Not Do) Before Selling Your Home?

 

We've all seen those reality T.V. shows where a team of house flippers turns a huge profit by remodeling an entire house... but are they realistic?

More importantly, should you consider making a big renovation to your house before selling?  Will you see a return on your investment?

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