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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 20, 2017

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 Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.0% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the…

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Rents Are on the Rise: Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 20, 2017

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level. Year-over-year growth continues…

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Home Prices Up 6.54% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 18, 2017

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!

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Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling?

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 18, 2017

In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing another home. “Between 2009 and 2015, the number of renters aged 55 or above rose 28 percent, while those aged 34 or younger only increased 3 percent… Meanwhile, more than 5 million…

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Instagram Adds Ability to Follow a Hashtag

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 17, 2017

Image-focused social network Instagram announced that it is making hashtags more findable and followable. You’ll now be able to follow hashtags to see top posts and stories about a topic on your home page. This opens the door for real estate professionals to easily follow housing-related photos and topics and track conversations on Instagram. Read…

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Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success!

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 15, 2017

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4…

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

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 14, 2017

We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values…

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Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

By Jason Mitchell | Dec 13, 2017

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly 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 you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for…

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