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Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 7, 2017

Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household – a household with two or more adult generations, or…

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Applying for a Mortgage

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 6, 2017

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! In order to qualify in today’s market, you’ll…

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What Fees or Costs Are Involved With a Reverse Mortgage? Let’s Take a Look

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 6, 2017

As a means of avoiding monthly mortgage payments, a reverse mortgage is a way for homeowners to tap into their equity in order to defer the payments on their home. While this can be a beneficial option for those who are older than 65, it’s important to be aware that – like any mortgage product…

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Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 5, 2017

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your…

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Renting or Buying…Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 4, 2017

There are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical…

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The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 3, 2017

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is not a good time to sell their house, but in fact,…

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How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 3, 2017

In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The study explains: “Since we started keeping track in 2012, it’s been a better deal to buy than rent in America’s largest housing markets – and…

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The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 3, 2017

Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  624 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.13

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