Market Updates

Oct. 17, 2019

Market Movement 10/14/2019

Mortgage rates did not move significantly last week, staying historically low.  Consumer credit expanded less than expected.  New purchase mortgage application submissions declined, and refinance mortgage application submissions increased.  Job openings are down, but still exceed the number of people classified as unemployed.  Initial jobless claims ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

Selecting an Agent

Selecting an agent

When a whole lobster was presented at the table of a restaurant, the customer noticed there was only one claw on it.  He asked what happened to the lobster and the waiter said, maybe he lost a fight with another lobster.  The customer replied to ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

Price is Right?

Price It Right the First Time

The Internet has empowered all buyers with information and home buyers are no exception.    The amount of information available to public includes details on size, condition, sales history, current inventory, recent sales, photographs, videos, school info, drive-times, entertainment and much more.

When a ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

Market Movement 10-01-2019

Average mortgage rates are still historically low, despite trending slightly upwards this week.  Home price appreciation continues to slow down.  The consumer confidence index declined.  Mortgage application submissions dropped off.  New home sales jumped.  The weekly jobless claims report was mixed.  Second quarter’s Gross ...

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May 7, 2019

Home Buying and Selling

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May 2, 2019

Prepare Now for Future Major Home Repairs

 

Forward, Storm Damage, Roof, Roofing Tiles, Tile

Prepare Now for Future Major Home Repairs

 

Home-ownership can bring many joys, but it can also bring many headaches.  One of the most stressful aspects of owning a home is dealing with major repairs.  Whether the repairs are from expected wear and tear or the result of an ...

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Jan. 27, 2019

Helpful Tips for Buyers Whose Dream Home Needs Structural Work

 

Helpful Tips for Buyers Whose Dream Home Needs Structural Work

 

As someone on the market for a new home, you’ve quickly realized that finding the perfect home is nearly impossible. There are certainly homes that come close to ticking off all those boxes, but some need extra work ...

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Nov. 5, 2018

Selling a Home During the Holidays

House, Door, Doorway, Architecture

 

Selling a Home During the Holidays: Tips for Homeowners

It can be tough to sell your home during the holiday season. There are typically fewer buyers during this time of year, and it can take more time than usual for a deal to go through. And while recent history ...

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Sept. 28, 2018

Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips for New Homeowners

 

Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips for New Homeowners

 

While couples preparing to move in together may spend more time and energy on the purchase of a new home, it is important to save a little time and energy for the interior design process, as well. Couples must find a ...

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Sept. 11, 2018

Gnome, if you want to

 

The Roaming Gnome Pub & Eatery

Gnome if you want to...

Sometimes, the more interesting destinations are not those that blare their familiar brand names in neon along well-worn trails, but are instead those that are somewhat anonymous, if not outright hidden. The latter is the case with the ...

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