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Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years

By Jason Mitchell | Jun 8, 2018

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…

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4 Steps to Follow When Presenting an Offer in Today’s Market!

By Jason Mitchell | Jun 7, 2018

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…

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Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Jun 4, 2018

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?

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4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

By Jason Mitchell | Jun 4, 2018

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…

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Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

By Jason Mitchell | Jun 1, 2018

A new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the traditional starter homes and moving right into their dream homes. What’s a Starter Home? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), simply put, a starter home is a one or two-bedroom home…

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Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

By Jason Mitchell | May 31, 2018

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…

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5 Reasons Why to Sell This Summer!

By Jason Mitchell | May 29, 2018

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More…

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How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power

By Jason Mitchell | May 27, 2018

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.61%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, is…

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