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Monthly Archives: May 2017

    6 Ways To Easily Update And Upgrade Your Bedroom

    By Marco Manumbas | May 30, 2017 It happens. You look around one day and think, “When did my bedroom get so blah?” In the room that almost no one sees but close family, it can be easy to give all the attention to other, more public, spaces of the home. The good news is that you don’t have to redo... Read More

    How’s the Real Estate Market? Find Out What the Experts Are Saying

    By Marco Manumbas | May 29, 2017

      As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying: Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive demographic factors should continue to reshape the housing market, as rising employment and incomes appear to be positively influencing... Read More

    Inventory Challenges Continue!

    By Marco Manumbas | May 26, 2017

    Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories. Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, up 6.0% over last year to $244,800. New home prices slowed as builders have started... Read More

    Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

    By Marco Manumbas | May 25, 2017

    People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a graph... Read More

    More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1

    By Marco Manumbas | May 24, 2017

      According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households. Of the 1.22 million new households that were... Read More

    5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

    By Marco Manumbas | May 22, 2017

    Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or... Read More

    Why Americans Consider Moving to Another State? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Marco Manumbas | May 19, 2017

    Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed “change in climate/weather” as their top reason for wanting to relocate. 41% would move for a “better job opportunity.” Being closer to loved ones filled out 3 of the top 6 reasons why Americans move.   Source:Keeping Current Matters | KCM Crew 05192017 Read More

    #1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

    By Marco Manumbas | May 18, 2017

    The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate at higher levels than historic averages. The good news is... Read More

    Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?

    By Marco Manumbas | May 17, 2017

      One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers rather than alienate the 61% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the... Read More

    4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

    By Marco Manumbas | May 16, 2017

      So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! 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... Read More

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