Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market | Simplifying The Market

te with MAUREEN KARPINSKI BUYING? SELLING? GET IN TOUCH HOME LANGUAGE Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market | Simplifying The Market Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market Wednesday May 25th, 2016 For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing SHARE THIS POST: In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, […]

Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To. DO YOU?

3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To…DO YOU? 3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To. DO YOU? | Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know […]

74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water. Price Appreciation = Good […]

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market? SHARE THIS POST: This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference […]

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by […]

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO Monday June 20th, 2016 For Sellers SHARE THIS POST: In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several […]

Arizona Actual Facts on Real Estate Market May 2016!

ARMLS 2016 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2016” COMMENTARY by Tom Ruff of The Information Market Exactly ten years ago, the median resale home sale price rose to peak prices at $253,400 in Maricopa County when looking at tax records. In April of 2009, the median […]

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW! People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. […]

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  • House Hasn’t Sold Yet? Take Another Look at Your Price!
    The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong throughout the summer as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars with listings actually selling above listing price. What about your house?
  • Americans Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment
    According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment.
  • The Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now!
    If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! 
  • Brexit 1 Month Later: The Impact on Mortgage Rates
    Just over a month ago, the United Kingdom decided to withdraw from the European Union in a decision commonly known as Brexit. At that time there was a lot of speculation on how that decision would impact the U.S. residential mortgage market. Today, we want to look at the impact of the first 30 days.
  • Slaying Myths About Home Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Some Highlights: Interest Rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to fall.
  • Baby Boomers Are On the Move
    According to a Merrill Lynch study, “an estimated 4.2 million retirees moved into a new home last year alone.” Two-thirds of retirees say that they are likely to move at least once during retirement.
  • Rents Skyrocket at Highest Rate in Almost a Decade
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007.
  • A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s!
    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).