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    2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

    By Keeley Ryan | March 6, 2019

    Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials... Read More

    How to Have a Unique Open House

    By Keeley Ryan | March 5, 2019

    According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you want to stand out in the crowd! This quote from Grandscope puts it well: “You can differentiate from competition... Read More

    The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

    By Keeley Ryan | March 4, 2019

    Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right. Buyer demand... Read More

    Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | March 1, 2019

    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 relocatin... Read More

    No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

    By Keeley Ryan | February 28, 2019

    Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing. The previous housing market was fueled... Read More

    Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

    By Keeley Ryan | February 27, 2019

    According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change from the near 5% rates seen in mid-November.... Read More

    What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?

    By Keeley Ryan | February 26, 2019

    Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the first time! Why is this date important? Homeownership is not just a roof over your head! It... Read More

    How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?

    By Keeley Ryan | February 25, 2019

    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of... Read More

    3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | February 22, 2019

    Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking too much about it. Living within a budget right now will help you save money for down payments while also... Read More

    3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

    By Keeley Ryan | February 21, 2019

    With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are three key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage Standards Foreclosure Rates HOME PRICES A... Read More