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    • Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs?

      Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When you close on a home, a […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Millennials Are on the Move as First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median age of all first-time homebuyers is 32.
      • With more millennials entering a homebuying phase of life, they are driving a large portion of the buyer appetite in the market, keeping buyer activity strong.
      • More and more “old millennials” (ages 25-36) are realizing that homeownership is now within their grasp, and they’re actively dominating the first-time homebuyer market!
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • What is the Best Investment for Americans?

      Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable. Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans: “What do you believe is the safest investment over the next 10 years?” U.S. housing […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Is A Bigger House Within Your Budget?

      At this time of year, many families come together to celebrate the season. It’s also the time when many realize their homes are just not quite big enough to host all of their guests and loved ones. Are you one of those homeowners dreaming for a larger space to call home? You may have enough […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!

      Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd? As noted on the National Calendar, it was “created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • 5 Reasons to Sell This Winter

      Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 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 market right […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Buyers Are Looking For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply. Inventory remains low due to high ...
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

      When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers Feel at Home Declutter your home! Pack away all personal items like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. Make buyers feel like they belong in the house. According to the 2019 Profile […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante
    • The True Cost of Not Owning Your Home

      There are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership has been a part of the long-standing American dream. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s […]
      Written by Shannah Ferrante