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    • Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

      A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results were broken down […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!

      People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. According to their […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

      According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, had this to say, “What is available for sale is […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%)...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR!

      The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax reform legislation was put into law at the beginning of the year, some experts felt that it could have a negative impact on the luxury housing market. […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years

      In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5% (or more) over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. When prices are surging, it is […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Steps to Follow When Presenting an Offer in Today’s Market!

      So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a great offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

      Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.2% over the next year. Home […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home?
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

      Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will depreciate. However, some prominent experts in the housing industry […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan