Monthly Archives: November 2015

Rent vs. Buy: Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – … Continue reading

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When is a Short Market Time Not in the Seller’s Best Interest?

From time to time we see an oddity that doesn’t seem to make sense, here is one that sellers should be aware of. You’ve listed your home and within hours your agent presents an offer.  You are delighted to see … Continue reading

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What FICO Score Do You Need to Buy a Home?

In a recent article by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, it was revealed that some Millennials are not looking to purchase a home simply because they don’t believe they can qualify for a mortgage. The article … Continue reading

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Equity Matters A LOT… Just Ask Freddie Mac

There are many reasons, both financial and non-financial, that homeownership remains an important part of the American Dream. One of the biggest reasons is the fact that it helps build family wealth. Recently, Freddie Mac wrote about the power of … Continue reading

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Desire to Own a Home Clear and Convincing

Some Highlights:  24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase 47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy 18% of first-time buyers were single … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize the financial reward when selling their home. But, how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to insuring you get the highest price possible. … Continue reading

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Why You Should Sell Now, Before Winter Hits

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather or … Continue reading

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