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Monthly Archives: December 2016

    Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

    By Marco Manumbas | December 27, 2016

      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... Read More

    Whether You Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

    By Marco Manumbas | December 21, 2016

      There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As an owner, your mortgage payment is a... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t Take Your House Off the Market During the Holidays

    By Marco Manumbas | December 19, 2016

      If you are one of the many homeowners who is debating taking your home off the market for the next few weeks, don’t! You will miss the great opportunity you have right now! The latest Existing Home Sales Report from The National Association of Realtors(NAR), revealed that the inventory of homes for sale has dropped to a... Read More

    Americans Are on The Move

    By Jennifer Carstensen | December 9, 2016

    Some Highlights: For the 4th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity. Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in a row. Much of this Outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relocating to warmer climates after retiring. Source: Keeping Current... Read More

    4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter

    By Jennifer Carstensen | December 5, 2016

    As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring! 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise... Read More

    New Home Sales Race to Keep Up with Demand

    By Jennifer Carstensen | December 2, 2016

    Some Highlights: Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing homes as their reason for purchase. The median home price decreased slightly from September’s high of $314,100 to $304,500 in October. The West saw... Read More

    5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment

    By Jennifer Carstensen | December 1, 2016

    According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension. But, does that make sense from a financial perspective? In the report, Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s Chief... Read More

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