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    • Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

      Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner who has considered […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make.
      • A real estate professional has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process.
      • Make sure you work with someone who knows the current market conditions and can simply and effectively explain them to you and your family.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

      Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would cancel plans to […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

      When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your paperwork – P&I or PITI […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

      Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American Dream

      On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream. Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families. […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

      When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company or investor that uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to make instant offers on homes. It allows sellers to close on a property quickly. Once sold, […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

      According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes to finding the right size, location, […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

      Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for their money in the current housing market. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, “the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 3.60 percent, the lowest it […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan