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Top 10 Tips for Any Market

Posted by Janice Ziesig on January 25, 2019 in No Category
The real estate industry changes all the time for various reasons, such as demographic shifts, interest rates and changing economic conditions. Overtime, it shifts from a sellers market to a buyers market and vice versa. However, despite this, there are some real estate tips that remain consistent. It is never a bad time to buy. Investing in real estate is always a good idea if you plan to hold the home over time. Warren Buffet waits five years before evaluating any investment. Build equity, build wealth. On the o... read more
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Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act

Posted by Janice Ziesig on May 03, 2017 in No Category
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market. Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, revealed in a recent article&nbs... read more
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Which Homes Have Appreciated the Most?

Posted by Janice Ziesig on April 13, 2017 in No Category
Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 7.1%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price Insights Report, reveals that national home prices have increased by 6.9% year-over-year. The CoreLogic report broke down appreciation even further into four different price categories: Lower Priced ... read more
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How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

Posted by Janice Ziesig on April 11, 2017 in No Category
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In reality, this just dramatically lessens the dem... read more
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Where Are the Home Prices Heading in the Next 5 Years?

Posted by Janice Ziesig on April 04, 2017 in No Category
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They then average the projections of all 100+ experts into a single number. The results of their latest survey: Home values will... read more
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