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Can be Mortgage Debt out of Control?

The housing turmoil of the last decade was partly caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage financial debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. When prices started to fall, many homeowners found themselves in a negative equity circumstance (where their mortgage was greater than the value of their home). As a result, they walked...

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Rising home prices in conjunction with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider trying to sell their home on their own (known in the industry as a Fsbo ). However , a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.   The top 5 reasons are given below:   1 ) Online Strategy for Prospective Purchasers...

Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for Condominiums

When deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs, budget, and in many cases, the desired maintenance level. For many millennials, their choice has been buying a condominium! According to CoreLogic, “ Last year about 43% of all condo home-purchase mortgage applications were...

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

So you made an  offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to possess the home inspected prior to closing. Realtors oftentimes make your offer dependant on a clean home inspection.   This backup allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to hide repairs, or in some cases, to walk away. Your agent can advise you in the best course of action once...

People in america Rank Real Estate Best Investment intended for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Real estate offers outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks and shares as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can also live in!...

five Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.   1 . Demand Is Strong   The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, prepared, and able to purchase… and are on the market right now! More...

Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You need vs . What You Need!

On this day and age of being able to shop for anything at all anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.   If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for quite a while now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have within your new home. Many new homebuyers imagine about the amenities...

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process was a hundred times easier when they bought their home ten...

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What is PMI? Freddie Mac defines PMI as: “An insurance policy that...

Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense of what it’s like to buy and...

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their favorite home features. According to a survey from Open Listings, 70% of single renters are more...

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Now may be the time for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire! You might also enjoy reading......

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are not in an incredibly...

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago.Last decade, demand for housing was artificially propped up because mortgage lending standards were way too lenient. People that were not qualified to purchase were...

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Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the Market

The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year that the housing market races forward again.However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. While buyer demand looks like it will...

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable?

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable?

There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is maintainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis? Actually, if we look closely at the numbers, we can see that we are looking at a very healthy real estate market.Why the concern?Some are looking at the last four years of home sales and comparing them to the...

Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

Homes are Selling Fast Across the Country [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly 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 60 days or less in 36 out of 50...

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3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’

In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 3.8-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market. DEMAND Every month...

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How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market...

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Housing Market Expected to “Spring Forward”

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market.Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right.Buyer demand has seasonality to...

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Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!!

That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!The February numbers are not in yet, but the January numbers were sensational. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors, said:“Much of the country saw robust sales activity...

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An Agent Who Will Put You First is Key to Success

As a REALTOR and property manager in Orlando, Devinee Overton-Morgan has dealt with many types of clients from the first time homebuyer to the savvy real estate investor. The key to helping people, she says, is finding out their why and then guiding them along the right path. During all this, putting the client first is vital. When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or...

Minimizing or eliminating capital gains taxes

During the recession, some homeowners elected to rent their home rather than sell it for less than it was worth. Many of these people have used our Orlando property management services. Now that the market is improving, the IRS allows for a temporary rental of a principal residence without losing your capital gains tax benefits. To qualify, during the five year period ending on the date of the sale, the...

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