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50% of Houses Sold in 36 Days or Less in July [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions. Homes sold in …

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The Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

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Owning a home has great financial benefits. Because of this, more and more experts are growing concerned about the ramifications of a falling homeownership rate. Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. …

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Don’t Forget the “317” – You Must Dial 10 Digits to Make a Call

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Beginning on Oct. 15, 2016, consumers in the 317 area code will be required to dial 10 digits for all local phone calls. After this date, if consumers dial just 7 numbers, the call will not be completed and a recording will instruct them to hang up and dial again.

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Mortgage Standards Easing TOO MUCH? NO!!

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There is no doubt that getting a mortgage is easier today than it was right after the housing crash a decade ago. However, the easing of credit availability has led to some questioning of whether or not we are headed for another housing crisis. Let’s put everything into the proper perspective. Mortgage Credit Availability …

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Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

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In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or …

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Interest Rates Remain at Historic Lows… But for How Long?

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The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where the experts believe rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next year. The …

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New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005

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There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist of realtor.comexplains the basic difference between 2005 and today: “The havoc during the last cycle was the result of building too many homes and of …

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5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

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School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. Here are five reasons why you should …

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14,767 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

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There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all, 14,767 houses sold yesterday, 14,767 will sell today and 14,767 will sell tomorrow. 14,767! …

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Want to Get an A? Hire A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights: Hiring a Real Estate Professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make! A Real Estate Professional has the experience needed to help you through the entire process. Make sure that you hire someone who knows current market conditions & can …

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