Monthly Archives: September 2017

Cleaning Habits That Could Damage a Home

Some well-intentioned homeowners may actually be doing more harm than good when they’re completing normal household chores. Realtor.com® recently featured a list of cleaning myths that could actually reduce the value of a home.

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Student Debt Forces 7-Year Homebuying Delay

Young adults strapped with student debt are delaying buying a home an average of seven years, according to a joint study by the National Association of REALTORS® and American Student Assistance released Monday.

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Kids Have Big Say in Home Choice

Their children’s input on a home carries a lot of weight. Nearly two-thirds of all home buyers say their children have input on what type of home they plan to buy, according to newly released data from Bank of America’s … Continue reading

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CoBorrowing to Afford a Home is Gaining Popularity

More home buyers have co-signers on their mortgage loans in order to help defray the rising costs of real estate, according to a new report released by real estate data firm ATTOM Data Solutions.  Read the full MarketWatch article HERE.

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What ‘Great Bones’ Really Means

But what do we really mean when we say a house has great bones? Recently, Architectural Digest asked a handful of designers to get specific about the qualities that give a home this elusive quality.  Here are a few distinct … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take to Build a Home?

The average time to complete a single-family home is about 7.5 months, according to the Census Bureau’s 2016 Survey of Construction. Read the full article from the National Association of Home Builders.

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Tips for Saving Up for a Down Payment (Infographic)

Some aspiring buyers may be unsure of how to come up with the amount needed for a down payment. But there are plenty of seemingly simple things they can do to start saving. The National Association of Realtors offers the following infographic.  

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Myths Sellers Believe About Pricing Their Home

Many home sellers succumb to myths about home pricing that don’t match the reality of the housing market. Realtor.com® recently highlighted several of those common pricing myths.

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How Driverless Cars Will Reshape Housing

Self-driving cars will have a big impact on real estate, writes Rick Palacios Jr., director of research for John Burns Real Estate Consulting, in a recent column. As consumers take their hands off the wheel, they may find different needs … Continue reading

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Homeownership Remains the American Dream

Homeownership remains the number one accomplishment of achieving the American dream, according to the 2017 Hearth State of the American Dream Report, based on a survey of 2,000 Americans.  Read more HERE. I can help you make your homeownership dream come … Continue reading

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