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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017   /   by Ryan Huemmer

    3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’

    In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.
    SUPPLY
    The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 3.8-month supply. This is considerably lower than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market.

    Read entire article here.

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    Monday, March 20, 2017   /   by Ryan Huemmer

    4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring!

    Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.
    1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
    CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year.
    The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
    2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
    Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have remained around 4% over the last couple months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by at least a half a percentage point this time next year.
    An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year ...

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    Monday, March 13, 2017   /   by Ryan Huemmer

    How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

    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 demand for their house (see chart below).

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    Tuesday, February 21, 2017   /   by Ryan Huemmer

    Access: A Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD!

    So, 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, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.
    Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:

    Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017   /   by Ryan Huemmer

    First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage?

    According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more attainable. Read entire article here.

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