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    • A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024!

      A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. Recently, several housing experts weighed in on the subject […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

      The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

      The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.4% over last year. […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year

      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, […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which 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 sust...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Are Home Values Really Overinflated?

      Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017 ($227,300). January’s price increase marks the 71st straight month of year-over-year gains.” Seventy-one consecutive months of price […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • It’s Tax Season… Use Your Refund to Jump Start Your Down Payment Savings!

      According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,840 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $2,895, last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals; for anyone […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

      People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 fourth quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

      We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house. Let’s look at the data covered in […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
      • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit.
      • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
      Written by Denise Zervos