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Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 25, 2019

Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission…

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Top 4 Renovations

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 23, 2019
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The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 22, 2019

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens…

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What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 21, 2019

Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by…

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Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 20, 2019

A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other item we purchase. The reason we can still afford to…

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Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 18, 2019

If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, where more inventory…

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Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 17, 2019

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults.…

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Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

By Jason Mitchell | Jan 15, 2019

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a…

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