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Monday, April 22, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House



Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared to the remainder of the country, which came in with a weak rating.
As we can see in the following table, the number of people who moved last year is half of what the rate was in the 1980s.

This does not come as a surprise, as tenure length (the number of years someone owns a home before moving again) among existing homeowners has increased. It has risen from an average of 6 years from 1985 to 2008, up to 9.5 years over the last few years. This is shown in the graph below:

As we can see, there is a pent-up seller demand!
What led to this change in beh ...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale

Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale











The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move.


New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale! The report used “trends in median listing prices, views per property on realtor.com, home price drops, median days on market, and number of listings on the market over the last three years,” to determine a ranking for every week of the year.


Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home being sold 6 days faster!


Below is a graph indicating the average score for each month of ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?




There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed!
Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown according to Experian:

16% Very Poor (300-579)
18% Fair (580-669)
21% Good (670-739)
25% Very Good (740-799)
20% Exceptional (800-850)

Randy Hopper, Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending for Navy Federal Credit Union said,

“Just because you have a low credit score doesn’t mean you can’t purchase a home. There are a lot of options out there for consumers with low FICO® scores,”

There are many programs available with low or no credit score requirement. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) now requires a mini ...

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Monday, March 4, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

Home Values Projected To Increase 6.3% In 2019

Home Values Projected To Increase 6.3% In 2019














Buying a home is an investment. And, like any investment, you want to make sure it’s going to deliver a healthy return.
According to recent projections, it looks like real estate is going to pay off in a major way in 2019.
According to recent data from Zillow, the US Median Home Value is projected to grow a healthy 6.3% in 2019. So, if you were to purchase a home for $250,000 at the beginning of 2019 (in other words, now), that same home is projected to be worth $265,750—an increase of $15,750.

The Takeaway
Real estate is projected to provide some healthy returns in 2019, so if you’ve been thinking about investing in a new home, now is a great time to make a move.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A HOMEOWNER??

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A HOMEOWNER?







 



Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the first time!


Why is this date important? Homeownership is not just a roof over your head! It represents shelter, stability, wealth, and pride! For decades, homeownership has been an important part of the American Dream!


However, many question if the next generations see the same benefits of homeownership as their predecessors.

In case we have forgotten, some of those benefits are:
Non-Financial Benefits

Educational Achievement: Homeownership has a positive impact on academic achievement, including reading and math performance in children 3-12 years old.
Civic Participation: “Owning a home means owning a part of the neighborhood.” Home ...

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