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  • Want to Keep Up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time

    Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start living your dream life? Market conditions around the country have presented an opportunity like no other for those who are looking to make […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Market

    We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019. Recently, HousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home?

    When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights:

    • The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging.
    • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
    • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
    • The top rooms to stage to attract more buyers are the living room, master bedroom, kitchen, and dining room.
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 58% of Homeowners See a Drop in Home Values Coming

    According to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be a “housing bubble and price correction” within the next 2 years. After what transpired just ten years ago, we can understand the concern Americans have about the current increase in home prices. However, this market has very […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert

    First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for many, the inventory of starter and trade-up homes in the US has struggled to keep up with demand! According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide

    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 28 days in June. This is a slight increase from the 27 days reported in May, but down from 34 days reported a year ago. 54% of homes across the country were […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s

    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).  The latest survey data, covering 2014-2016 will […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights:

    • Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you?
    • The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states.
    • The ‘Biggest Bang for your Buck’ comes in Mississippi where, compared to the national average, you can actually purchase $116.01 worth of goods for $100.
    Written by Denise Zervos