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Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 17, 2017

The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!…

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Gainesville Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 17, 2017

So you’ve got some free time. You’ve got some funds set aside. But you can’t do everything you want to at once. What is the most bang for your buck when doing some home renovations? Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay…

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 17, 2017

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a…

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7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 16, 2017

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are…

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5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 15, 2017

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons…

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Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast Growth

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 14, 2017

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The report revealed that severely lacking inventory across the country drained sales growth and kept home prices rising at a steady clip in nearly all metro areas. Home prices rose 5.3% over the last quarter across all metros. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at…

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Thank You for Your Service!

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 11, 2017

    Thank you for your service!

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Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jason Mitchell | Nov 10, 2017

  Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program. VA Purchase Loans are on the rise in 46 out of 50 states…

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