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Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 24, 2017

Some Highlights:

The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 29 consecutive months and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.48 million, the highest pace since Jun…

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Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 24, 2017

Some Highlights:

The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 29 consecutive months and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.48 million, the highest pace since Jun…

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Thank You For Your Support!

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 23, 2017

Have a great holiday!

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Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 22, 2017

Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? | Simplifying The MarketThere is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year: More buyers […]

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Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 21, 2017

Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! | Simplifying The MarketSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, […]

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Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 20, 2017

Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for […]

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Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 17, 2017

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Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI).
Wh…

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Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 16, 2017

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong if They're Telling You Not to Buy | Simplifying The MarketThe current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong! […]

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Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 15, 2017

Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope! | Simplifying The MarketWhether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of […]

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 14, 2017

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy? | Simplifying The MarketMortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a […]

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7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 13, 2017

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are […]

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Thank You for Your Service!

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 11, 2017

Thank you for your service!

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Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 10, 2017

Some Highlights:

Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
VA …

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Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 10, 2017

Some Highlights:

Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
VA …

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A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 9, 2017

A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO! | Simplifying The MarketWith residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. Recently, five housing experts weighed in on the question. Rick Sharga, Executive VP at Ten-X: “We’re definitely not in a bubble.” “We […]

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5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

By hainescityfl123 | Nov 8, 2017

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’ | Simplifying The MarketThe American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top 5 financial reasons […]

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