Home Owner Tips

July 31, 2017

More Home Owners Are Remodeling Rather Then Moving

Surging prices in single family homes and lack of inventory are making this market turn to remodeling vs buying or moving. Americans are projected to spend 316 Billion in remodeling this year, according to Harvard's study. Which is an increase from $296 Billion last year. Home owners are tapping ...

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July 17, 2017

Amazon Sends Warning Signals to Zillow

Amazon recently hurt the real estate giant Zillow's stock by saying that they are entering the Real Estate industry. May they be getting into it? 

In what appears to be a counter or possible warning shot to the Zillow's recent actions that indicate that Zillow may be ...

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July 12, 2017

Buyers often over look important details

Realtor.com advises particular consideration to these often-overlooked areas: 

Nighttime atmosphere. Advise clients to view a home at different times of the day and night. "A community can change drastically when everyone is home from work and school," says Aaron Norris Group in Riverside, Calif. Norris says he speaks ...

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June 26, 2017

Do You Wanna Be a Real Estate Agent? You now passed your exam. Now what?

You've now passed, sign on with a new brokerage and received your new license. Now were is the instruction manual on how to be a real estate professional?  It's the first day of "school" and you have no idea on what to do, what to expect and how ...

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June 20, 2017

10 Threats to 2017 Real Estate Market

Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top threats facing the housing industry in 207-2018. Despite this unsettling environment, opportunity remains embedded in every issue on the list.


Top 10 issues:


1. Political polarization and uncertainty. Uncertainty about changes to trade, travel and immigration policy threatens cross-boarder investing ...

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June 5, 2017

HomeBuyers: How to Win the Down Payment Challenge

Saving up the down payment is the biggest challenge for many home buyers. Especially those looking to make a leap from renting to buying.  While there are many loans that require as little to as 3% down for initial payment. 76% used there savings as a down payment in 2016 ...

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May 23, 2017

Refi's Ignite Housing Crisis

Mortgage refinance activity may have been the true hidden culprit behind the housing crisis. Refi's were more likely to default than mortgates taken out to purchase a home, mainly because home owners were treating there homes like ATMs through cash-out refi's. 84 % of government sponsored enterprise (Fannie mae ...

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