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Looking for a new home this Fall?

October 18th, 2018

Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

October 4th, 2018


Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? 






Some Highlights:

  • The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by the third quarter of 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.1% over the next 12 months.
  • If ...

Time to move?

October 2nd, 2018

Are Home Prices Softening Or Are They Falling?

September 27th, 2018
Are Home Prices Softening Or Are They Falling? 




We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many headlines written to address the impact that these two situations will have on home values.
Many of these headline writers will confuse “softeni ...

4 Reasons to sell this Fall

September 25th, 2018

4 REASONS TO SELL THIS FALL

Some Highlights:

  • Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.
  • Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available.
  • Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.


https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2018/09/21/4-reasons-to-sel ...

Looking for your own place?

September 19th, 2018

7 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

September 11th, 2018

7 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

BY STEVE ASBELL ON 19 JUL 2018



Win and woo your next-door friends with a little neighborly know-how.

If you want good neighbors, you’ll first have to become one yourself. Master these seven techniques, and even you (yes, you!) can win the approval of your entire neighborhood.

1. Good neighbors bring cookies

Whether you’re new in town or haven’t kept in ...

Scammers are tricking people out of enormous payments as they're about to close on a house

September 4th, 2018
I will never forward you wiring instructions.  Those will only ever come from the title company.  

Scammers are tricking people out of enormous payments as they're about to close on a house

  • A new variant of wire fraud schemes is increasingly targeting homebuyers.
  • Buyers are tricked into wiring their downpayment on the day of closing to a fraudulent offshore account, often by crimin ...

Labor Day

August 30th, 2018

Aerial photos reveal the stark divide between rich and poor

August 28th, 2018

Aerial photos reveal the stark divide between rich and poor

21 August 2018

Aerial images by drone photographer Johnny Miller reveal the dramatic divide between rich and poor
in cities in South Africa, Mexico and India.




The photos are part of Mr Miller's Unequal Scenes project, which he started in April 2016 to challenge people's acceptance of inequality.

The South African-based photograph ...

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