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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know

ome Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them. Your local professionals are here to help you feel confident and informed [...]

By |2019-10-04T10:29:35-04:00October 4th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound: 1. Existing Home Sales (closed sales) are up, marking two consecutive months of growth. 2. Pending Home Sales (contracts signed) are up with each of the [...]

By |2019-10-03T08:16:17-04:00October 3rd, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, a perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house and [...]

By |2019-10-02T07:43:10-04:00October 2nd, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some [...]

By |2019-10-01T07:58:27-04:00October 1st, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and buyer traffic (demand). Buyer Demand The [...]

By |2019-09-30T11:56:03-04:00September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments