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Monthly Archives: November 2019

    Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 29, 2019

    Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Inventory remains low due to high ... Read More

    Thank You for Your Support

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 28, 2019

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    Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 27, 2019

    When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile... Read More

    The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 26, 2019

    There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s... Read More

    7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 25, 2019

    Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the... Read More

    The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 22, 2019

    Some Highlights: With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty low! According to Freddie Mac, rates are projected to increase to 3.9% by this time n... Read More

    How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 21, 2019

    The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at record lows. Home price appreciation is beginning to reaccelerate. This begs the question: How long can this economic recovery last? The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Survey of Economists recently called for... Read More

    Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 20, 2019

    Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below: With inventory being one of the biggest housing market challenges today, finding a starter... Read More

    Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a Home

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 19, 2019

    Success is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made his way in a momentum-driving direction. Here are 3 tips he shares from a recent piece in Business Insider on the benefits of owning real estate: 1. Real estate diversifies your income “While it is... Read More

    2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

    By Shannah Ferrante | November 18, 2019

    In a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership; it is still a huge part of their American Dream. The piece, however, also reveals,  “Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles faced by first-time home... Read More