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Monthly Archives: June 2018

    4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.2% over the next year. Home... Read More

    4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    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 sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family... Read More

    You DO NOT Need 20% Down To Buy Your Home NOW!

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do not own their own homes is because they believe that... Read More

    Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top... Read More

    Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of... Read More

    Home Inspections: What To Expect

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some... Read More

    Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year Running

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the fifth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! This year’s results showed that 34% of... Read More

    5 Reasons Why You Should Sell This Summer!

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer 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 the market right now! More... Read More

    When Is A Good Time To Rent? Not Now!

    By Doug Yopp | June 26, 2018

    People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first quarter median rent numbers. According to their... Read More

    Why Have Interest Rates Jumped To A 7-Year High?

    By Doug Yopp | June 5, 2018

    Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The current pace of acceleration has been fueled by many factors. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, had this to say: “Healthy consumer... Read More