Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Nearly 12 Months

Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Nearly 12 Months Published by RISMedia, April 28, 2016 Pending home sales increased slightly in March for the second consecutive month and reached their highest level in almost a year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Only the West
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4 Issues To Remember When Looking at Homes Online Versus In Person

4 Issues To Remember When Looking at Homes Online Versus In Person I often get contacted by homebuyers who have found their dream home online and want to see it immediately. They haven't communicated with a real estate professional yet, and they haven't looked at a home in person for many years,
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Home Staging – Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way

Home Staging - Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way Published by: REALTORS® Mag. as posted, April 6, 2016 Like every generation, millennials' needs and tastes differ from their parents’ generation, as plenty of surveys have attested to. But as millennials become home owners, how can
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Home Prices Are Up…But There is a Challenge

Home Prices Are Up…But There is a Challenge Published & Written by: The KCM Crew on April 21, 2016 Home values continue to climb and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge for a
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3 Reasons Why Local Real Estate Websites Are Better Than National Ones

3 Reasons Why Local Real Estate Websites Are Better Than National Ones Anyone can list their house for sale on Zillow or Craigslist for free without consequence. If their data is bad, who cares, since there is no one there to regulate it. Basically, anyone can list a house for sale and put any
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5 Ways to Upgrade a Landscape for Less Than $1,000

5 Ways to Upgrade a Landscape for Less Than $1,000 Published by: REALTORS® Mag. - Style, Staged & Sold Blog as posted by: Curb Appeal, by Blog Contributor, April 4, 2016 The landscaping is a major part of a home’s curb appeal. Depending on where you live, landscaping can also be a
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Building Wealth: First Rung on the Ladder is Housing

Building Wealth: First Rung on the Ladder is Housing Published & Written by: The KCM Crew on April 7, 2016 How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on
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4 Thoughts To Consider When Looking At Homes Online

4 Thoughts To Consider When Looking At Homes Online The #1 one job of the agent is to get the most amount of showing activity possible. That is why they are referred to as the “listing” agent. Their #1 priority is to list the property to the best of their ability with all the tools available.
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Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory

Home Prices on the Rise: Watching the Affordability Trajectory Published by: RISMedia - April 5, 2016 Recently, one of the most closely-watched housing market indicators, the S&P/CaseShiller Home Price Indices, was released, and the numbers largely confirmed what the market has known for a
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3 Big Reasons To Make Your Move

3 Big Reasons To Make Your Move Published by: HomesInTheFoxValley.com - April 8, 2016 The spring real estate season has officially kicked off, and we are full steam ahead into the strongest real estate market in nearly a decade. A good local REALTOR® is your best resource to help avoid
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