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  • Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling?

    In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing another home. “Between 2009 and 2015, the number of renters aged 55 or above rose 28 percent, while those aged 34 or younger only increased 3 percent… Meanwhile, more than 5 million […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

    We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success!

    So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4 […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly 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 you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • The #1 Reason to List Your House Today!

    Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price. Historically, this made sense. However, today’s real estate market […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year

    According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase. A lack of supply of homes for sale has led to upward pressure on home prices across the country, especially in areas […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

    Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you and 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 […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • 5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in […]
    Written by Denise Zervos
  • Median Days on the Market Drops to 34! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    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 less than 60 days in 44 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
    • Homes typically went under contract in 34 days in October!
    Written by Denise Zervos