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Five Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

2017 may be an excellent year to sell your house. Now that we’re into the swing of the New Year, it’s time to get started on your list of to-dos. If one of those is to sell your home, it’s best to get a head start and list it early. By getting in on the

Getting a Deal During Real Estate’s Off-Season

Getting a Deal During Real Estate’s Off-Season

Getting a Deal During Real Estate’s Off-Season The holiday sales are not the only kinds of savings you can have this holiday season. After Thanksgiving, the holiday season seems to travel at warp speed with all the shopping, traveling, cooking, and hanging out–all that in addition to our everyday lives. Selling or buying a home

4 Housing Predictions for 2016

4 Housing Predictions for 2016

Many economists are still hopeful about the housing market’s outlook for the rest of year. Despite a gloomier first quarter in economic growth than originally projected, many economists are still hopeful about the housing market for the remainder of the year. They believe that 2016 will maintain its momentum throughout the year and be an

The 10 Year Housing Surge: Is It Coming?

The 10 Year Housing Surge

Mortgage Bankers Association predicts a housing market surge. For the last few years, everyone has been thrilled that the housing market is stable and posting healthy growth. We’ve all been very pleased with even gradual increases in sales, knowing each small increase moved us further away from the recent recession. The Mortgage Bankers Association says

Cash Sales, Foreclosure Sales Drop

Cash Sales for Foreclosures Recede

Recent numbers show decrease in cash sales and foreclosures. Even as the real estate market across the nation posts healthy growth, there are a couple of types of transactions that showed dipping numbers in July. Particularly, the number of foreclosure sales and cash sales dropped in the mid-summer. In July, foreclosures made up 6.4 percent

Home Sales Expected To Rise

Home Sales Expected To Rise

Experts Predict The Selling Of Homes Will Increase in 2015 The end of 2014 brought great news for the housing market: the appreciation of home prices, increasing home sales, more builders investing in new homes, and historically low interest rates. Also, the National Association of REALTORS® believes that increased job opportunities and the improved health

FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums

FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Lower Premiums Intend To Drive New Buyers To The Market Since the economic downturn and housing market crash resulting in the Great Recession, the federal government has been shifting regulations to restore health to the real estate market. A healthy market, of course, requires an influx of new consumers and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

The Inside Scoop On Interest-Only Loans

The Inside Scoop On Interest-Only Loans

Are They Good Or Bad For Borrowers? Interest-only loans are designed to make the first years of mortgage payment easier on the borrower. For example, in a 30-year interest-only loan, the borrower might pay only the interest for the first ten years and then convert to paying principal for the last twenty. The loan would