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Investors Are Back In The Housing Market And In Ways You May Not Have Thought Of.

Beyond investing in the areas of increasing construction and renovation, which we may expect, the Wall Street Journal is reporting a much wider scope of housing related investing. Companies like Whirlpool (up 170% since 2011), home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowes (each up about 60% in the past 12 months) are all on the […]

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Coming Soon In A Neighborhood Near You

There has been a lot of talk about the low levels of inventory making it difficult for buyers to find homes and creating additional competition in the market, not to mention increases in sales prices. Predictions are now in that the amount of HUD homes available on the market will be increasing dramatically over the […]

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De-clutter your home sale

How to get the most out of showings By Dian Hymer The most enjoyable part of selling your home occurs when the proceeds from the sale are deposited into your account. Up until that point, the selling process can be tiresome, uncertain, frustrating, and inconvenient. There are ways to lighten the burden. It’s a good […]

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Foreclosure filings up in half of U.S. states in 2012

I receive a lot of questions about when more foreclosure properties might be hitting the market. With low inventory and great interest rates, my clients are finding that competition is high and want to see more listings on the market to increase their buying options and avoid bidding wars. Half of U.S. states saw an […]

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So your house couldn’t stand some sprucing up?

Some good advice in the following article by Dian Hymer. While the article here is written with the seller in mind, there can be some benefits for the buyers in purchasing an home that has been “spruced up” too. Often my clients start off with the idea of buying an “fixer” and adding their personal […]

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Renting Vs. Owning In Today’s Market

Does purchasing a home make sense in today‚Äôs economy? The case for homeownership remains strong for a number of reasons.* A real estate investment is unique in that it allows you to place a small down payment on a large investment. You could never offer 10% down on, say, $200,000 worth of solid, blue chip […]

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