Category Archives: Consumer Experience

Consumer Spending Jumps the Most in Nearly Seven Years


By Jim Puzzanghera (TNS)—Consumers pulled their wallets out of winter hibernation in April, increasing their spending at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in a sign that the economy is growing solidly again this spring. Personal consumption expenditures grew … 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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Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the “American Dream”


There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A studyby Merrill Lynch puts that doubt to rest. According to their research, every … Continue reading

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Everyone want’s to know, Where are interest rates heading?


The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be.  That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when … Continue reading

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The Fine Homes Team Launches VIP Mover!


Telling clients that they are important to your business is important, but showing them has even more impact.  In our efforts to show our clients just how important they are to us we have launched VIPMover.com on our FineHomesBrokers.com web … Continue reading

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Price it Properly : Sell it Quickly


This is a great piece on pricing psychology written by Dr. Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D. — Florida International University (FIU) and Editor of the Journal of Housing Research as our guest blogger. To view other research from FIU, visit http://realestate.fiu.edu/.   Full time … Continue reading

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Tell the Story About Your Home, It Sets the Stage


I highly recommend sellers consider creating a “love letter”, personally written or typed  up with no particular addressee.  Making it appealing to anyone who will read it for “historical significance” about the home, is a great tactic to increase the interest of a potential … Continue reading

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