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September 23, 2021

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Selling Your Home Six Tips for Creating Relaxing Environment

Selling Your Home? Six Tips for Creating a Relaxing Environment

When selling your home, what can you do to set it apart from every other house on the market? Simple—help the buyer envision themselves actually living there. In short, create a relaxing environment. We’ve got six great tips to help you do it well. Any real estate agent worth his salt knows when the time […]

Does the stock market affect housing?

Does the Stock Market Affect Housing?

For as long as people have been investing, markets have defied logic—in one direction or the other. Housing and the stock market sometimes coincide. At other times., they seem to diverge. At some point, you want some sort of understanding of what to expect and how to prepare your business and/or investments. More specifically, we want […]

New Report Says 2019 Is A Real Estate Buyer's Market

New Report Says 2019 Is A Real Estate Buyer’s Market

We’ve been talking about how housing prices and later marriage push Millennials into buying later. It’s a concern for the housing market with sub-$250,000 homes hard to come by. However, a new report suggests we are heading into a real estate buyer’s market. Speaking to Trulia Senior Economist Cheryl Young, a Fox Business report sees […]

Zillow Claims Housing Has Hit 5-year Bottom

Zillow Claims Housing Has Hit 5-year Bottom

According to a recent report by Zillow, Home values in the United States have finally reached the bottom. Now, our first reaction to that is skepticism, however the basis for the evaluation and statement is Zillow’s Home Value Index. The annual ZHVI actually rose for the first time since 2007. It didn’t increase by much, […]

NAR Overestimated Home Sales Numbers Since 2007

NAR Overestimated Home Sales Numbers Since 2007

So the housing downturn is just about over, right? Not so fast! Turns out that the data used by realtors to factor the sales of previously owned U.S. homes all the way from 2007 through October of this year needs to be revised. Turns out the National Association of Realtors, who provide this data, discovered […]

How to Prep Your Home for the Market

How to Prep Your Home for the Market

If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, now is a great time to do a little preparation work to get it ready to show to potential buyers. And sometimes, it’s the little details that make all the difference. By careful planning, a little elbow grease and just a little bit of maintenance know-how, you can make your home shine. With a market that is already flooded with an excess inventory of homes for sale, taking care of your home’s looks and functions can really help to give you an upper hand. It can be easy for your home to just blend in so what we have tried to do is come up with a list of things that you can do to give your home a boost.

NAHB's Nielsen Responds to Obama Speech

NAHB’s Nielsen Responds to Obama Speech

The NAHB has been carefully protective of the home mortgage interest deduction, speaking out at any time the President or anyone in Congress makes a move that might attempt to get rid of it to help lower the federal budget deficit. Bob Nielsen is the current chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and […]

Avoiding Loan Modification and Relief Scams

Avoiding Loan Modification and Relief Scams

So by now I’m sure you’ve heard of the loan modification programs – either that or you are a perpetual renter or one who doesn’t have any friends who are upside down on a home – both of which may be good things right now. In either case, the loan modification program was an attempt […]

New Home Construction Hits 27-year LOW

New Home Construction Hits 27-year LOW

It just keeps getting better. According to a Reuters report, the construction of new homes for February were the lowest in 27 years and the request for building permits dropped to the absolute lowest level ever recorded. What does this mean? Well, the economy still has no visible mechanism to induce a recovery in the […]

Eliminating the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Eliminating the Mortgage Interest Deduction

We’ve been following the news of late, and one thing that seems to get the NAHB and other housing-centric organizations up in arms is the elimination of the mortgage deduction. What’s equally concerning, is how much furor and reaction is generated by so little movement in that direction. In fact, the elimination of the mortgage […]