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Monthly Archives: November 2018

    5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

    By Marco Manumbas | November 27, 2018

      In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a recent article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time homebuyers can take to help carry... Read More

    Baby Boomers Are Downsizing, Are You Ready To Move?

    By Marco Manumbas | November 20, 2018

      For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron Terrazas, Senior Economist at Zillow, says that “Boomers are healthier and working longer... Read More

    Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step In Buying A Home

    By Marco Manumbas | November 14, 2018

      In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbersthe number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a... Read More

    Dispelling The Myth About Home Affordability

    By Marco Manumbas | November 9, 2018

      We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the... Read More

    What’s Going On With Home Prices?

    By Marco Manumbas | November 8, 2018

    According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year. CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft gave some insight into this change, “The rise in mortgage rates this summer to their highest... Read More

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