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The Importance Of A Home Appraisal And The Role Of AMCs

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Over the past several years, we’ve seen homes sell for unheard of prices due to a shortage of inventory combined with historically low mortgage interest rates. This imbalance between supply and demand has driven up prices and forced buyers to aggressively compete for the few homes being offered for sale. This often means waiving all… Read more »

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New Construction Home or Existing Home?

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Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale. So should you buy a new construction home or an existing home? Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which… Read more »

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Understanding a Buyer Net Sheet

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I am often asked to estimate the total closing costs involved in purchasing a home. Many of my clients are first time homeowners and don’t have the experience of working with lenders or going through the entire escrow process. Relatively early in the real estate journey, I will request a ‘buyer net sheet’ from the… Read more »

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9 Tips for Buying and Selling Your Home at the Same Time

Buying And Selling At the Same Time

Buying and selling a home at the same time can feel daunting to even the most seasoned homeowner––especially when the demand for new homes keeps rising, but the supply feels like it’s dwindling. You’re not alone either if you’re already feeling drained by the complex logistics of trying to sell and buy a new home… Read more »

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Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said. And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages.

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5 Tips About Virtual Home Tours for Buyers and Sellers

Virtual Home Tours

For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate… Read more »

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Move-Up vs. Second Home : Which One Is Right For You?

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The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if… Read more »

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

While uncertain market conditions may give pause to some buyers and sellers, they can actually present an opportunity for those who are willing, able, and motivated to make a move.

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Buying in a Seller’s Market

Purchasing in a housing market with limited inventory and many competing buyers can be daunting and discouraging. This environment is known as a seller’s market where the seller has pricing power due to a large amount of demand from prospective buyers. Even as the real estate industry undergoes a shift to more virtual practices due… Read more »