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How do you know when its time to drop the price?

High demand and low supply have made it a seller’s market pretty much all over the country, and especially for lower-priced homes. This does not mean your home will sell quickly. The price of your home still plays a big part. Prices are up about 7 % from a year ago, which in my opinion […]

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Low Rates – Higher Demand

Refinancers and home shoppers are coming back to lenders last week due to a slight decrease in mortgage rates. Total mortgage application volume for refinancing’s and home purchases rose 3.6 percent week-over-week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Wednesday. However, the volume still is nearly 19 percent below the same week a […]

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5 Ways To Lower A Heating Bill

Winter is right around the corner and those heat bills rack up quicker then you think. Here are some steps to lowering your bill: 1. Find untraditional heat sources. More efficient sources of heat are available, especially if the home is in a milder climate or if the home can be broken into zones. A heat pump can help […]

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Porches Are Returning For New Homes

New homes are now coming with front porches more and more. Sixty-five percent of new single-family homes being built in 2016+ are having porches included. It’s only the second time since tracking began that new single-family homes with porches have moved back above 65 percent. For comparison, in 2005, 54 percent of new homes had […]

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7 Things Top Producers Do Everyday

Being a top producer isn’t easy. But the hard work is necessary if you want to be the best. You need to always have the mindset that even if you think you’re the best, someone else is better so you need to be even better then you think they are.   Here are some steps […]

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Why Snap Chat Is Great For Selling Homes

Social Media is a great channel to promote your Real Estate business. People are all over Facebook and Instagram, but not many understand how valuable Snapchat is. Snapchat has 158 million active daily users creating over 2.5 billion snaps daily. You would be using a platform that has an already built-in audience. With Snapchat theres […]

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Home Predictions for 2018

New homes are expected to be a “primary driver in sale” as 1.33 million housing starts are predicted next year compared to 1.22 million in 2017. Total home sales are expected to increase about 2 % from 2017 to 2018, according to the report. Homeowners likely will continue building equity next year. In the second quarter […]

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Why Homes In Disaster-Prone Areas Tend To Be More Valuable

    Hurricane Irma hit some of the most valuable real estate in the United States. Home values in natural disaster prone areas have been skyrocketing. Government data on storms, flood, EQ and wildfires are found that those with high risk of natural disasters saw home prices rise 55% since 2012. ATTOM’s U.S. Natural Hazard […]

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REALTORS® Promise to Send Help to Texas

With the awful destruction of Hurricane Harvey, Texas is a sad place right now. People are left with no homes. Family members are dead. Animals left to fend for themselves. Its like a scene from a war movie. With the destruction the National Association of REALTORS® is calling on members nationwide to donate funds to the REALTORS® […]

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Small Home, Big Yard

Properties that offer a great outdoor space are taking a higher priority among home buyers. In fact, home shoppers recently surveyed and said they would be willing to sacrifice some space from a larger house in order to get a bigger yard. (DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS) More people want an outdoor space for children to play […]