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"June Gloom to June Bloom" Housing Market

“June Gloom” to “June Bloom”Last year, 2020 – the ultimate “June Gloom”. This year, 2021 is bringing us “June Bloom”! See the red demand line in

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Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading????

Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here

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4 Ways to Be Ready for a Bidding War

4 Ways to Be Ready for a Bidding WarIn today's competitive market, the average home for sale receives multiple offers. Let's connect to make sure you're fully prepared as a homebuyer for a potential

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Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home This Spring???

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home This Spring?The housing market has a lot to offer both buyers and sellers right now. Let's connect to make sure you have the resources you need for the spring

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3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year....

3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This YearThere are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If

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The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021....

The Luxury Market Is Attracting Buyers in 2021As more people continue to identify their changing needs this year, some are turning to the upscale housing sector for more space or finer features. In

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3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble....

3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing BubbleHome values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some

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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values....

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months.

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Is This the Year to Sell My House.....

Is This the Year to Sell My House?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling today should

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4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021....

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the

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More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year....

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This YearThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything - from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our

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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today.....

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right TodayEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.

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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake....

Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today,

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Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market....

Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing MarketThe housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home...

Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a HomeThis year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put

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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move???

Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season....

Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who

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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing....

Homes for Sale Are Rapidly DisappearingThrough all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well, and purchasers are continuing to take advantage of historically low mortgage

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Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis....

Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure CrisisAs the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure

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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now????

Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren

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Homeownership Is a Key to Building Wealth.....

Homeownership Is a Key to Building WealthFor years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months???

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market.

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Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?????

Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S.

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Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record....

Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time RecordLast week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high 

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Is Now a Good Time to Move????

Is Now a Good Time to Move?How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall....

How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This FallReal estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy, but there’s one thing that may hold the

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How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate???

How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace....

Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s PaceHomebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are

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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home....

It’s Not Just About the Price of the HomeWhen most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else

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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War...

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding WarWith so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are

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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year....

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This YearToday, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra

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Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is Back....

Builders & Realtors Agree: Real Estate Is BackWhen shelter-in-place orders brought the economy to a screeching halt earlier this year, many believed the residential housing market would follow

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The Beginning of an Economic Recovery....

The Beginning of an Economic RecoveryThe news these days seems to have a mix of highs and lows. We may hear that an economic recovery is starting, but we’ve also seen some of the worst

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Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery???

Just How Strong Is the Housing Recovery?The residential real estate market has definitely been the shining light in this country’s current economic situation. All-time low mortgage

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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market....

Sellers Are Returning to the Housing MarketIn today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase, as the number of houses for sale is far below

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Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade....

Mortgage Rates & Payments by DecadeMortgage Rates & Payments by DecadeSome HighlightsSometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage

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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years.....

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in YearsToday, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend

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The Latest Unemployment Report: Slow and Steady Improvement....

The Latest Unemployment Report: Slow and Steady ImprovementLast Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Employment Situation Summary. Going into the release,

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Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market......

Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing MarketToday’s housing market is making a truly impressive turnaround, and it’s also setting up some outstanding opportunities

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A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever...

A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsA recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during

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Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong....

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is StrongThe residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate

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What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices???

What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices?Last week, a very well-respected real estate analytics firm surprised many with their home price projection for the next twelve months. CoreLogic, in

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New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate.....

New Index Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Real EstateEarlier this month, realtor.com announced the release of their initial Housing Recovery Index, a weekly guide showing how the

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Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market???

Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the.

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6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a Mistake!!!

6 Reasons Why Selling Your House on Your Own Is a MistakeThere are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times like the one

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Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020???

Will Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis.....

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis History shows that a recession does not equal a housing crisis. Let's connect to talk about what's happening in our market and how it impacts your

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How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place..

How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsStaying at home doesn’t mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill.Check out these

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Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver......

Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic DriverWith businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a

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What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values???

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values?A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major

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Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable........

 Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable.  Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick

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Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?....

Will This Economic Crisis Have a V, U, or L-Shaped Recovery?Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are

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Homebuyers Are Still Buying

Homebuyers Are Still BuyingWhile stay-at-home restrictions and social distancing guidelines have made buying and selling a home more challenging for many, it’s not stopping serious real estate

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Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree....

Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we

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Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again....

Think This Is a Housing Crisis? Think Again.With all of the unanswered questions caused by COVID-19 and the economic slowdown we’re experiencing across the country today, many are asking if

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What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?....

What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major

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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.....

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not

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SOME AMERICANS ARE PULLING THEIR HOMES OFF THE MARKET...

Some Americans are pulling their homes off the market, while others are waiting longer to list or are lowering their expectations for what their houses can sell for. Meanwhile, video-chat tours are

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WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO IN ARIZONA?

Happy Monday, thought I would pass on some info on our Arizona state payout and what this means for our housing market.  Please feel free to reach out with any questions.Have a great week

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WHAT TO WATCH IN HOUSING

WHAT TO WATCH IN HOUSING:If home prices are going to fall, the first step in that direction would be seeing sellers drop their listing prices. "That hasn't happened," Tamboer said. The

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Latest Housing Data and Trends...

Metro Phoenix fares better in economic downturns not led by the real estate market, but that doesn’t mean the Valley’s housing market will be unscathed by the COVID-19 crisis

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How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent....

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate AgentThere’s a ton of real estate information available in the news today and on the Internet. It can be extremely confusing, especially in times of

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The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This Year....

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover....

The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover Some HighlightsExpert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.We

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Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying....

Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are SayingAs our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we’re all left wondering how long this will last. How long will we

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The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect Advice....

The Best Advice Does Not Mean Perfect AdviceThe angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we

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Video on What Experts are Saying about the Market.

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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward.....

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several

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Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are Saying.......

Economic Slowdown: What the Experts Are SayingMore and more economists are predicting a recession is imminent as the result of the pullback in the economy caused by COVID-19. According to the 

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Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market..........

Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing MarketThe Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen.

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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time.....

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last TimeWith all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another

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New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year....

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latest

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Making Homebuying Easier to Understand.

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to UnderstandIn the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to

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Why get Pre-Approved?

Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying JourneyWhen the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s

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Does "Aging in Place" Make Sense?

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means,“…that

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2020 Buyers Checklist...

2020 Homebuying ChecklistSome Highlights:If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval.Being proactive about the

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Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market...

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing MarketWhen closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we

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The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You...

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise YouThis will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible

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What's the Best Investment?

What is the Best Investment for Americans?Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable

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Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only.....

Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right NowBlack Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type

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Tips to Sell Your Home Faster...

Tips to Sell Your Home FasterWhen selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:1. Make Buyers Feel at HomeDeclutter your home!

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7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season,,,

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers....

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersIn a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of;

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Benefits of Owning a Home

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a HomeSuccess is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made

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Forget the Price of the Home! The Cost is What Matters

Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate.&

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Thinking of Selling Your Home? The Waiting is the Hardest Part.

Thinking of Selling Your Home? The Waiting Is The Hardest Part.Tom Petty famously penned the words, “the waiting is the hardest part” in his early 80’s hit song The

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Real Estate with Trish Shelly: Depending on the Price......

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need AdviceTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home this Fall.....

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This FallHere are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights

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October by the Numbers Video Clip

October by the Numbers Homes are selling quickly, in an average of 31 days, and interest rates are still historically low. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home, let's connect and make

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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search...

5 Tips for Starting Your Home SearchIn today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you

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Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell...

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to SellThe best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing

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AZ FUN FACTS BY TRISH SHELLY

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What to Expect from Your Home Inspection....

What to Expect from Your Home InspectionYou made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent

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How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand???

How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of

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5 Home Buying Acronyms You Need to Know....

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know Some Highlights:Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home.From APR to P&I, you need to know the

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3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound....

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the ReboundThe residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a

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Mortgage Closing Scams: How to protect yourself and your closing funds

Mortgage Closing Scams: How to protect yourself and your closing fundsClosing on a new home can be one of your most memorable life moments. It’s the final and one of the most critical stages

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Homeowners Are Happy!

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two

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Should I Remodel or Sell?

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or

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Is Your House "Priced to Sell"?

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting

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The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold...

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SoldSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you&rsquo

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Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage...

Things to Avoid After Applying for a MortgageCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new

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Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range...

Home Prices Increase in Every Price RangeCoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,“National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to

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What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs...

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAsWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how

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Sellers eGuide Fee Download

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Seniors Are on the Move!

Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate MarketDid you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today

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5 Reason to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This FallBelow are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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