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Why Open Houses Are Still Needed

Open House – Old Fashioned? In the digital age, open houses may seem like a nostalgic marketing method from a bygone era. Serious buyers search online photos then text the real estate agent to make a viewing appointment, and the only people who attend open houses are looky-loos and curious neighbors who always wanted to Read More »... Read more ›

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Why A Down Payment Is So Important

How Much Should You Put Down On A Home Purchase There was a time when mortgage lenders relaxed home buying rules and authorized home loans even when buyers had a minimum amount of money to put down. That plan backfired and many homes went into foreclosure. Downpayment rules have recently become more stringent than they Read More »... Read more ›

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Home Sales Up For 3rd Straight Month

Sales of existing homes hit their highest levels since October when the numbers for June were calculated. 5.04 million homes were sold in June, and this was the first time existing home sales were above 5 million since October. While this represents an increase, sales were still 2.3% lower than June of last year. Sales Read More »... Read more ›

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Predictions for 2015 Housing Markets

Here are five predictions for the housing market in 2015. 1. Millennials Will Become First-Time Home Buyers Millennials will be looking to invest in their futures. Millennials between ages 25 and 34 make up 65% of first time home buyers, while 86% of them state that their motivation is a change in family circumstances, such Read More »... Read more ›

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Black Friday Money-Savings Tips

Black Friday, so named after the fact that most retailers will be taking their budgets from the red up to the black. So the question is how do you enjoy the deals but keep your holiday budget in the black? Here are a few tips to keep you on track this year. Go with a Read More »... Read more ›

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One Million Homeowners See Equity Gains

Over $1 trillion in equity was earned by one million homeowners over the year ending in June 2014. With that gain, roughly 44 million of the 49 million homes with mortgages have positive equity leaving just 10% underwater. The number of underwater homes is down from 12% in the first quarter of 2014 and down Read More »... Read more ›

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Economic Recovery: Signs To Watch For

Trying to determine whether or not the economy is truly on the road to recovery can be confusing. There are several different reports that consumers can check, but not everyone knows what to look for. Here’s a closer look at a few important statistics to keep an eye on. Housing Starts Housing starts refer to Read More »... Read more ›

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Protecting Yourself & Your Credit From Credit Card Hackers

In light of the recent Credit Card and Debit Card information breach, we thought we would share with you a few steps to help you if you think your information may have been compromised, as well as some tips to protect yourself in the future. Over the past few months, companies like Target and Home Read More »... Read more ›

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Getting Your House Ready For Fall

With temperatures slowly dropping, the final days of summer and the first few days of fall are perfect for getting your home ready for the new season. Between fall storms and winter snow, it’s important to make sure your home can handle it all. The following are some of the tasks you should plan on Read More »... Read more ›

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The Cost of Not Refinancing – Check Rates & Watch Your Credit Score

Many homeowners rarely think about their mortgage. They make their payment each month, the house stays in their name, everything is fine. However, something really worth taking the time to consider on a regular basis is the benefit of refinancing your mortgage. If you haven’t refinanced your mortgage in the last few years, you could Read more ›

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