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  • Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

    Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. Waiting for warmer weather when more competition is on the market will only...
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now

    Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer. Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the average number of appointments received on active U.S. house listings. […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • Have You Outgrown Your Home?

    It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your needs. According to the […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

    Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them: Refinance: If you already own a home, you may want to decide if you’re going to refinance. […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

    Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights:

    • According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32.
    • With more millennials entering a homebuying phase of life, they are driving a large portion of the buyer appetite in the market, keeping buyer activity strong.
    • More and more “old millennials” (ages 25-36) are realizing that homeownership is now within their grasp, and they’re actively dominating the first-time homebuyer market!
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • What is the Best Investment for Americans?

    Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans: “What do you believe is the safest investment over the next 10 years?” U.S. housing […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

    At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to call home? You may have enough […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

    Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante
  • 5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

    Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase, and are in the market right […]
    Written by Shannah Ferrante