Realtor Magazine

Why Do Americans Consider Moving To Another State?

Americans

Why Do Americans Consider Moving to Another State?  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. Donald Horne, Broker / Owner Team Success Listing…

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Spring Cleaning, Areas That Deserve Your Attention!

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Spring Cleaning, Areas That Deserve Your Attention! Are you feeling the urge to tackle home maintenance this season? While you’re probably up on the basics of spring-cleaning, like washing windows, cleaning blinds and shampooing rugs, there are several areas you may overlook. Smoke Alarms • Rather than wait for the telltale chirp signifying low power,…

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Are You Down Payment Literate?

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Are You Down Payment Literate? One of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life is buying a home. It’s a top goal for the majority of millennials. More than nine of out 10 renters ages 25 to 34 aspire to own a house, according to Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey. But, renters said…

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Big Issues For Today’s Buyers

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Big Issues For Today’s Buyers. We know the big issues for today’s buyers: lack of starter home inventory, rising interest rates, student loan debt and the hurdle of saving for a down payment. According to the Housing Aspiration Report saving for a down payment was a barrier for 70 percent of renters, topping other hurdles…

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Walking Trails Overtaking Golf Communities

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Walking Trails Overtaking Golf Communities. A golf course is no longer the showpiece of a master-planned community. Instead, buyers are showing a greater preference to live near extensive trail networks and shared gardens. Developers are responding with new developments that are pushing out golf courses in favor of other outdoor areas that foster a sense…

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The Economy and Housing News for 04/06/2017

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The Economy and Housing News for 04/06/2017 The Economy: Another sign of the improving economy is the strong labor market. This weeks jobs data shows continued new job growth and low unemployment. Housing News: Home prices appreciated by 1% and 7% year over year. CoreLogic forecasts home prices will rise by 4.7% in the year…

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Pending Home Sales Jump To 10 Year High

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Pending Home Sales Jump To 10 Year High Pending home sales posted a strong rebound in February, soaring to the highest level in nearly a year and the second highest level in more than a decade, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. All major regions saw an uptick in sales contracts last month. NAR’s…

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Bidding Wars To Heat Up This Spring

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Bidding Wars To Heat Up This Spring Likely to be a hallmark of this year’s spring home selling season: Bidding wars. As home listings are scarcer and buyer demand remains high, home shoppers are finding a lot more competition this spring, particularly in hot markets. “Home buyers are going to find this spring that, in…

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Forget The Snow, Spring Has Sprung In The Housing Market!

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Forget The Snow, Spring Has Sprung In The Housing Market! Entering real estate’s traditionally busiest time of year, the housing market is being buoyed by a stronger economy and consumer confidence. Job creation is 30 percent stronger this year compared to a year ago, unemployment is near a 9-year low, and wages and incomes are…

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New Reality? Buyers Face Fewer Choices

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New Reality? Buyers Face Fewer Choices. Many markets are seeing so few new listings that they may not be able to meet the strong buyer demand heading into real estate’s traditionally busiest season. Listings are down more than 7 percent compared to a year ago across the country, according to the latest data by the…

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