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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many [...]

By |2020-01-20T10:17:14-05:00January 20th, 2020|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation

Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, [...]

By |2020-01-17T08:10:03-05:00January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report [...]

By |2020-01-16T09:50:26-05:00January 16th, 2020|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:45:34-05:00January 14th, 2020|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Some Highlights: On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency. According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to [...]

By |2020-01-10T09:00:06-05:00January 10th, 2020|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments