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Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 25, 2017

Some Highlights: The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 29 consecutive months and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.48 million, the highest pace since June of this year, but down 0.9% from October 2016. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence…

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Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 24, 2017

There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers…

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Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 23, 2017

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition,…

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Thank You For Your Support!

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 23, 2017

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Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 20, 2017

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%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for…

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Buying a ‘Micro’ Home? Be Sure to Consider These Major Lifestyle Changes First

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 19, 2017

With the cost of a home on the rise and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It’s important, however, to consider what living small is really like before deciding that it’s the right move for you. If you’re curious about…

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5 Tips for Crafting a Counter-offer That Doesn’t Scare Away a Potential Home Buyer

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 18, 2017

If you’ve recently put your home up for sale, one of the most exciting parts of the selling process is getting an offer. However, all is not said and done once you’ve received an offer, as you’ll probably want to negotiate a better price. If you’re wondering how you can counter without losing a potential…

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Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 18, 2017

Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of…

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