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Jan 23 2019 5018 1

The Importance of Homeownership to the American DreamFor centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from

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Jan 22 2019 5018 1

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing

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Jan 21 2019 5018 1

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side MakesIn today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a

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Jan 18 2019 5018 1

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest

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Jan 17 2019 5018 1

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic NormsA loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now.

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Jan 16 2019 5018 1

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the

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Jan 15 2019 5018 1

Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building WealthHomeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute 

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Jan 14 2019 5018 1

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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Jan 11 2019 5018 1

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected

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Jan 10 2019 5018 1

The Best Time to List Your House? TODAY!You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than

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Jan 9 2019 5018 1

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned

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Jan 8 2019 5018 1

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all

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Jan 7 2019 5018 1

Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that

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Jan 4 2019 5018 1

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement

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Jan 3 2019 5018 1

Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from DeadFollowing last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened

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Jan 2 2019 5018 1

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to WatchAs we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally

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Jan 1 2019 5018 1

Here’s to a Wonderful 2019!We hope 2019 is a great year for you, both personally and!

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Dec 31 2018 5018 1

Why You Should Not For Sale By OwnerIn today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the

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Dec 28 2018 5018 1

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate

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Dec 27 2018 5018 1

24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the MarketThis year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost

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Dec 26 2018 5018 1

How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your MortgageOne of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the

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Dec 21 2018 5018 1

Buyers Are Looking for Your Home, Now [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.32 million and have increased on a monthly basis for the last two

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Dec 20 2018 5018 1

4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing CrashThere is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another

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Dec 19 2018 5018 1

Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American DreamAs we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory

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Dec 18 2018 5018 1

Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong MarketAs we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, 

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Dec 17 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association

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Dec 14 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another

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Dec 13 2018 5018 1

No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are HelpingReal estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are

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Dec 12 2018 5018 1

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your

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Dec 11 2018 5018 1

How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for HousingEveryone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your

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Dec 10 2018 5018 1

What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which

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Dec 7 2018 5018 1

The Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that

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Dec 6 2018 5018 1

2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number

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Dec 5 2018 5018 1

Where Are Interest Rates Headed in 2019?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why

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Dec 4 2018 5018 1

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than RentersEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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Dec 3 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight

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Nov 30 2018 5018 1

Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index 

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Nov 29 2018 5018 1

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over AgainHome sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing.

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Nov 28 2018 5018 1

24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a HomeIn real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists

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Nov 27 2018 5018 1

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your HouseMany sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that

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Nov 26 2018 5018 1

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required

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Nov 23 2018 5018 1

Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.22 million, which is up 1.4% over last month. This reverses

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Nov 22 2018 5018 1

Thank You for Your Support! Have a great holiday!Google announced on October 8th, 2018 that they will begin transitioning away from Google+ for consumers and will fully remove the service by

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Nov 21 2018 5018 1

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year? The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials

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Nov 20 2018 5018 1

Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who

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Nov 19 2018 5018 1

7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time,

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Nov 16 2018 5018 1

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the 

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Nov 15 2018 5018 1

Wage Increases Make Home Buying More AffordableEveryone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to

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Nov 14 2018 5018 1

Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at ResaleAccording to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home

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Nov 13 2018 5018 1

Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the

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1 In 4 Homeowners Are Now Equity Rich

 Rising home prices are helping homeowners get richer and richer. Equity-rich properties represented 25.7 percent—or nearly 14.5 million—of U.S. properties in the third quarter, a record

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Nov 12 2018 5018 1

How to Honor a Veteran Today and EverydayOne hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That,

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Nov 9 2018 5018 1

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty

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Nov 8 2018 5018 1

75% of Renters Have Been MisinformedRecently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the

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Nov 7 2018 5018 1

Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of

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Nov 6 2018 5018 2

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed HomeThe lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of

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Nov 6 2018 5018 1

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersUrban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” 

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Nov 5 2018 5018 1

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersUrban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” 

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Nov 2 2018 5018 1

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  596 Homes Sell 278 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1

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Nov 1 2018 5018 1

How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year?There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our

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Oct 31 2018 5018 1

Taking Fear Out of the Mortgage ProcessA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific

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Oct 30 2018 5018 1

Are You Spending TOO Much on Rent?Chances are if you are renting you are spending too much of your income on your monthly housing expense. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a

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Oct 29 2018 5018 1

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro in Your CornerWith home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes

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Oct 26 2018 5018 1

Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Until You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a

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Oct 25 2018 5018 1

Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We

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Oct 24 2018 5018 1

Still Think You Need 15-20% Down to Buy a Home? Think Again!According to a new study from Urban Institute, there are over 19 million millennials in 31 cities who are not only ready

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Oct 23 2018 5018 1

Housing Is Still Affordable in the United States!Lately, there have been many headlines circulating about whether or not there is an “affordability issue forming in the housing market.”If

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Oct 22 2018 5018 1

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this

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Oct 19 2018 5018 1

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!

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Oct 18 2018 5018 1

Is the Increase in Inventory a Bullish or Bearish Sign for Real Estate?In a recent article, National Housing Inventory Crisis Reaches Inflection Point, realtor.comreported that: New

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Oct 17 2018 5018 1

5 Tips for Starting Your Home SearchIn today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time

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Oct 16 2018 5018 1

Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be

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3 DogFriendly Landscaping Tips

If you have a dog, embarking on a landscaping journey can mean asking yourself, “what plants will the dog be chewing?” or “what hardscaping material will be best?” While there is a yard full

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Oct 15 2018 5018 1

Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a HomeIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led

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Oct 12 2018 5018 1

Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path

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Oct 11 2018 5018 1

Dispelling the Myth About Home AffordabilityWe have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those

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Oct 10 2018 5018 1

New Home Sales Up 12.7% From Last YearAccording to the latest New Residential Sales Report from the Census Bureau, new construction sales in August were up 3.5% from July and 12.7%

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Oct 9 2018 5018 1

What’s Going On With Home Prices?According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first

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Oct 8 2018 5018 1

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your HomeOwning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part

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Oct 5 2018 5018 1

Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the.

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Oct 4 2018 5018 1

Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has

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Oct 3 2018 5018 1

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or SellingWhen it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want

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Oct 2 2018 5018 1

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the

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Oct 1 2018 5018 1

How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market’s demand for it. The National Association

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Sep 28 2018 5018 1

Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]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

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Sep 27 2018 5018 1

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

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Sep 26 2018 5018 1

The Cost of NOT Paying PMISaving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live.There is a

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Sep 25 2018 5018 1

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be.

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Sep 24 2018 5018 1

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value?Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they

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Sep 21 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]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

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Sep 20 2018 5018 1

Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7%

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Sep 19 2018 5018 1

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as

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Sep 18 2018 5018 1

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years MakesCoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing

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Sep 17 2018 5018 1

If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW!If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below

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Sep 14 2018 5018 1

Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that

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Sep 13 2018 5018 1

Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button?For the last several years, buyer demand has far exceeded the housing supply available for sale. This low supply and high demand have led to

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Sep 12 2018 5018 1

Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price

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Sep 11 2018 5018 1

NAR Reports Show It’s A Great Time to Sell!We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when the demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major

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Sep 10 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Buy A Home!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home

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Sep 7 2018 5018 1

Home Prices Up 6.49% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest quarterly Home Price Index 

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Sep 5 2018 5018 1

Homeownership is a Dominant GeneThere are many things that factor into the decision to buy a home. New research from the Urban Institute suggests that one of those things may be

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Sep 4 2018 5018 1

Rents Are on The Rise: Don’t Get Caught in The Rental Trap!There are many benefits to homeownership, but one of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing

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Sep 3 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Fall!Here are five reasons why listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Aug 31 2018 5018 1

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most ‘educated’

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Aug 30 2018 5018 1

Why are Existing Home Sales Down?The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors(NAR) revealed that home sales have decreased for four consecutive

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Aug 29 2018 5018 1

Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate MarketThere are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced

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Aug 28 2018 5018 1

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing in 2019Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase nicely in

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Aug 27 2018 5018 1

Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying A Mortgage!There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize,

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Aug 23 2018 5018 1

What Does the Recent Rash of Price Reductions Mean to the Real Estate Market?Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions

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Aug 22 2018 5018 1

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths ExplainedHave you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire

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Aug 21 2018 5018 1

The Net Worth of a Homeowner is 44x Greater Than A Renter!Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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Aug 20 2018 5018 1

The Net Worth of a Homeowner is 44x Greater Than A Renter!Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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Aug 17 2018 5018 1

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you

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Aug 16 2018 5018 1

Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School DistrictsIt should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to&

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Aug 15 2018 5018 1

Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home?For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning

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Aug 14 2018 5018 1

Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming!The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next

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Aug 13 2018 5018 1

Existing Home Sales Cooling Off This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Existing Home Sales Report, sales in June were

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Aug 10 2018 5018 1

Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home ValuesWill home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there

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Aug 9 2018 5018 1

The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to SwellMany have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their

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Aug 8 2018 5018 1

The Wave of Millennial Homebuyers Continues to SwellMany have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their

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Aug 7 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant

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Aug 6 2018 5018 1

Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth

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Aug 3 2018 5018 1

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below

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Aug 2 2018 5018 1

Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?Back in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in

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Aug 1 2018 5018 1

Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the USThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a

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Jul 31 2018 5018 1

You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You FirstWhether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the

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Jul 30 2018 5018 1

The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that

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Jul 27 2018 5018 1

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long

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Jul 26 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing BubbleWith home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom &

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Jul 25 2018 5018 1

Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In

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Jul 24 2018 5018 1

Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you

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Jul 23 2018 5018 1

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the MarketAs the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales

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Jul 20 2018 5018 1

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan,

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Jul 19 2018 5018 1

Housing Will Not Fall Victim to Next Economic StormSome experts are calling for a slowdown in the economy later this year and most economists have predicted that the next recession could

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Jul 18 2018 5018 1

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to ClimbAcross the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers

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Jul 17 2018 5018 1

4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones.No matter

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Jul 16 2018 5018 1

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased

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Jul 13 2018 5018 1

Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their 

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Jul 12 2018 5018 1

House-Buying Power at Near-Historic LevelsWe keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is

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Jul 11 2018 5018 1

Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened DemandSince the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to 

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Jul 10 2018 5018 1

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has

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Jul 9 2018 5018 1

The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply

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Jul 6 2018 5018 1

Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to

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Jul 5 2018 5018 1

Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford the most precious piece of the American Dream – their own

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Jul 4 2018 5018 1

VA Loans: Making a Home for the Brave PossibleSince the creation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans Program, over 22 million veterans have achieved the American Dream of

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Jul 3 2018 5018 1

Why Should You Use A Professional to Sell Your Home?When homeowners decide to sell their houses, they obviously want to get the best possible price for their home with the least amount of

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Jul 2 2018 5018 1

Buying This Summer? Be Prepared for Bidding WarsSummer is traditionally a busy season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on

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Jun 29 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and

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Jun 28 2018 5018 1

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far

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Jun 27 2018 5018 1

What’s the Median Home Value in Your State?If you’ve entered the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the mantra “location, location, location” in

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Jun 26 2018 5018 1

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they shouldpurchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it

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Jun 25 2018 5018 1

You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW!The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still

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Jun 22 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few

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Jun 21 2018 5018 1

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 StatesWith both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American

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Jun 20 2018 5018 1

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate MarketLast week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the

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Jun 19 2018 5018 1

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBOIn today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as&

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Jun 14 2018 5018 1

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight?With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a

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Jun 13 2018 5018 1

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a HomeA recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of

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Jun 12 2018 5018 1

When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that

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Jun 11 2018 5018 1

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home

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Jun 8 2018 5018 1

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage

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Jun 7 2018 5018 1

Did Tax Reform Kill the Luxury Market? NOT SO FAR!The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax

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Jun 6 2018 5018 1

Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 YearsIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are

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Jun 5 2018 5018 1

4 Steps to Follow When Presenting an Offer in Today’s Market!So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such

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Jun 4 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home

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Jun 1 2018 5018 1

Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the

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May 31 2018 5018 1

Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half

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May 30 2018 5018 1

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream HomesA new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the

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May 29 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons Why to Sell This Summer!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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May 28 2018 5018 1

All Gave Some. Some Gave.

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May 25 2018 5018 1

Drop in Inventory Fuels Sales Slowdown [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.46 million. Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 4-month

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May 24 2018 5018 1

Selling Your House on Your Own Could Cost YouIn this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own which is known as a For Sale by Owner;(

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May 23 2018 5018 1

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high

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May 22 2018 5018 1

How Current Interest Rates Can Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing Power According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year

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May 21 2018 5018 1

Don’t Wait to Sell Your House! Buyers Are Out NowRecently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that a now is a great time to sell your home. The

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May 18 2018 5018 1

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s

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May 17 2018 5018 1

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values

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May 16 2018 5018 1

Renters Under 50 Want to Buy a Home!Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range

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May 15 2018 5018 1

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they

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May 14 2018 5018 1

Homeownership: “A Man Is Not a Complete Man, Unless He Owns a House”The famous quote by Walt Whitman, “A man is not a whole and complete man, unless he owns a house and the ground it stands,

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May 11 2018 5018 1

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Owning a Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save

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May 10 2018 5018 1

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the 2018 Housing MarketStarting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double

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May 9 2018 5018 1

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 5th Year RunningEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a

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Thinking About Selling

 Are you thinking about selling? My team and I have some pretty amazing marketing tools!! Call/text/e-mail me! Jeri 912-656-3203 Jeri.Realtor@gmail.com.www.JeriPatrickTeam.comhttps://my

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Great Class By John Palumbo

Today The Jeri Patrick Team charged out batteries!! Something we all need to do with a little motivational and a lotta educational from the expert in the science of influence and persuasion and

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Apr 26 2018 5018 1

“Short of a war or stock market crash…”This month, Arch Mortgage Insurance released their spring Housing and Mortgage Market Review. The report explained that an increase

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Apr 25 2018 5018 1

New Study Shows ‘Best States for Millennials’A new study by WalletHub used “30 key metrics, ranging from share of millennials to millennial unemployment rate to millennial voter

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Apr 24 2018 5018 1

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your CornerWith home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO)

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Apr 23 2018 5018 1

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in the Majority of the US The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more

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Apr 20 2018 5018 1

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below

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Apr 18 2018 5018 1

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State? It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by 

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Apr 16 2018 5018 1

Mortgage Interest Rates Have Begun to Level Off Whether you are a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, you should pay

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Apr 13 2018 5018 1

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents' Home Was There is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at

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Apr 6 2018 5018 1

VA Loans by the Numbers  Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream

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Apr 4 2018 5018 1

Boomerang Buyers: Most Qualify for Financing in 2-3 YearsAccording to a new study from Lending Tree, Americans who have filed for bankruptcy may be able to rebuild enough credit to

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Apr 3 2018 5018 1

What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do

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Apr 2 2018 5018 1

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has

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Mar 30 2018 5018 1

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income

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Mar 29 2018 5018 1

99% of Experts Agree: Home Prices Will IncreaseSome believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in

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Mar 28 2018 5018 1

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Your Parents’ Interest Rate!Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many buyers relief from rising home prices and helped with

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Mar 27 2018 5018 1

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for SaleThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS;(

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Mar 26 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Mar 23 2018 5018 1

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There

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Mar 22 2018 5018 1

Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home PricesRecently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage

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Mar 21 2018 5018 1

Is a Major Home Renovation Worth It in the Long Run?Last week, we shared “7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In.” For some homeowners, these seven factors can be

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Mar 20 2018 5018 1

Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their

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Mar 19 2018 5018 1

Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for

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Mar 16 2018 5018 1

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you

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Mar 15 2018 5018 1

Moving up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time in 40 YearsIf you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better

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Mar 14 2018 5018 1

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Home to Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In

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Mar 13 2018 5018 1

You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and

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Mar 12 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price

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Mar 9 2018 5018 1

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving

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Mar 8 2018 5018 1

A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024!A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are

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Mar 7 2018 5018 1

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years MakesThe economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The

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Mar 6 2018 5018 1

Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next

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Mar 5 2018 5018 1

Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This YearJust like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to

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Mar 2 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few

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Mar 1 2018 5018 1

Are Home Values Really Overinflated?Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report:

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Feb 28 2018 5018 1

It’s Tax Season… Use Your Refund to Jump Start Your Down Payment Savings!According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average

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Feb 27 2018 5018 1

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands

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Feb 26 2018 5018 1

Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports

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Feb 23 2018 5018 1

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even

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Feb 22 2018 5018 1

Mortgage Rates on FIRE! Home Prices Up in Smoke?Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the

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Feb 21 2018 5018 1

80% of Renters Believe Homeownership is a Part of Their American DreamAccording to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of

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Feb 20 2018 5018 1

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your HomeEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the

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Feb 19 2018 5018 1

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an

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Feb 16 2018 5018 1

Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices &

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Feb 15 2018 5018 1

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling ApartThere has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this

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Feb 14 2018 5018 1

Which Comes First… Marriage or Mortgage?According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the

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Feb 13 2018 5018 1

Low Inventory Pushes Home Prices HigherAccording to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, prices appreciated by 6.9% year-over-year from December 2016 to December 2017 on a national

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Feb 12 2018 5018 1

The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before SpringThe price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of

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Feb 9 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best

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Feb 8 2018 5018 1

Homeownership: “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”The famous quote by Mark Twain in the title of this article can be used to describe homeownership in America today. Last,

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Feb 7 2018 5018 1

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be.

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Feb 6 2018 5018 1

Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying

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Feb 5 2018 5018 1

Whether You Rent or Buy, Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage!There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone

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Feb 2 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons Homeowners Can Throw Better Super Bowl Parties! [INFOGRAPHIC]Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to

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Feb 1 2018 5018 1

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market,

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Jan 31 2018 5018 1

Study Shows “Millennials Deserve More Credit”When it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels about the generation.

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Jan 30 2018 5018 1

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home BuyersUrban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of

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Jan 29 2018 5018 1

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today!Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into

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Jan 26 2018 5018 1

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and

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Jan 25 2018 5018 2

Gap Between Homeowners & Appraisers Narrows to Lowest Mark in 2 Years In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing

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Jan 25 2018 5018 1

If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!!Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering

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Jan 24 2018 5018 1

Gap Between Homeowners & Appraisers Narrows to Lowest Mark in 2 YearsIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts

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Jan 23 2018 5018 1

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a HomeMany people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first

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Jan 22 2018 38554 2

 How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34%,

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Jan 22 2018 38554 1

 Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent

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Jan 22 2018 5018 1

Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54% Of US CountiesAccording to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying a median-priced home is more affordable

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Jan 19 2018 5018 1

What Impact Will The New Tax Code Have On Home Values? Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they

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Jan 18 2018 5018 1

The #1 Reason To List Your House Today! Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to.

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Jan 16 2018 5018 1

Thinking of Selling? Now is the Perfect Time It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on

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Jan 15 2018 5018 1

The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released

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Jan 12 2018 5018 1

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Jan 11 2018 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! Copper is making its way back in to our kitchens.#JPTeam#KW#realestate#throwbackthursdaycall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jan 10 2018 5018 2

FICO® Scores on Approved Home Loans Drop Again According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722

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Jan 10 2018 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday!#JPTeam#KW#realestate#whatawomanwantswedenesdaycall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jan 8 2018 5018 1

A couple reminders to get your week started!#manicmonday#motivationalmonday#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall or text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jan 5 2018 5018 1

4 Reasons to Sell This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often

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Jan 3 2018 5018 1

The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond the FinancialHomeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential

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Jan 2 2018 5018 2

Here’s to a Wonderful 2018!We hope 2018 is a great year for you, both personally and!

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Jan 2 2018 5018 1

How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively,

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Dec 29 2017 5018 1

Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year,

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Dec 28 2017 5018 1

There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home PricesWhat truly causes a housing bubble and the inevitable crash? For the best explanation, let’s go to a person who correctly called the last housing

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Dec 27 2017 5018 1

Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a HomeWe often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons

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Dec 26 2017 5018 1

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBOIn today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as&

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Dec 22 2017 5018 1

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Annual Pace in 11 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.81 million, the highest pace since December.

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Dec 21 2017 5018 1

Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another CrashAs home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we

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Dec 20 2017 5018 1

Top 5 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they

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Dec 19 2017 5018 1

Rents Are on the Rise: Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing

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Dec 18 2017 5018 1

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index 

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Dec 15 2017 5018 1

Home Prices Up 6.54% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index 

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Dec 14 2017 5018 1

Should Boomers Buy or Rent after Selling?In a recent CNBC article, it was reported that many baby boomers are selling their current homes and moving into rentals, rather than purchasing

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Dec 13 2017 5018 1

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time,

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Dec 12 2017 5018 1

Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success! So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a

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Dec 11 2017 5018 1

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First StepIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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Dec 8 2017 5018 1

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.” Setting up an

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Dec 7 2017 5018 1

The #1 Reason to List Your House Today!Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be

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Dec 6 2017 5018 1

Home Prices Up 7% from Last YearAccording to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks

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Dec 5 2017 5018 1

Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to

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Dec 4 2017 5018 1

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association

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Dec 1 2017 5018 1

Median Days on the Market Drops to 34! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The ®

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Nov 30 2017 5018 1

The Real Reason Home Prices are IncreasingThere are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again

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Nov 29 2017 5018 1

2 Charts That Show the Truth about Home AffordabilityThere is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of the narrative

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Nov 28 2017 5018 1

Low Interest Rates Have a High Impact on Your Purchasing PowerAccording to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage

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Nov 27 2017 5018 1

The Cost of NOT Owning Your HomeOwning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of

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Nov 24 2017 5018 1

Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 29 consecutive months and is now at

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Nov 22 2017 5018 1

Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage? There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit

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Nov 21 2017 5018 1

Access is an Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked

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Nov 20 2017 5018 1

Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICEIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home

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Nov 17 2017 5018 1

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there

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Nov 16 2017 5018 1

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They're Telling You Not to BuyThe current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and

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Nov 15 2017 5018 1

Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate,

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Nov 14 2017 5018 1

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac,

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Nov 13 2017 5018 1

7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday SeasonEvery year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who

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Nov 10 2017 5018 1

Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of

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Nov 9 2017 5018 1

A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble

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Nov 8 2017 5018 1

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is

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Nov 7 2017 5018 1

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast GrowthThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The

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Nov 6 2017 5018 1

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast GrowthThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The

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Nov 3 2017 5018 1

The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  624 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1

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Nov 2 2017 5018 1

Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out NowEach year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal

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Nov 1 2017 5018 2

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of&

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Nov 1 2017 5018 1

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit ScoreKnowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to

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Oct 31 2017 5018 1

Don't Let Fear Stop You from Applying for a MortgageA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A

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Oct 30 2017 5018 1

Renting or Buying…Either Way, You're Paying Someone's MortgageThere are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone

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Oct 27 2017 5018 1

Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a

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Oct 26 2017 5018 1

How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or SellingIn Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has

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Oct 25 2017 5018 1

The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0%

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Oct 24 2017 5018 1

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment ProgramsA report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of

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Oct 22 2017 38554 2

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are

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Oct 22 2017 38554 1

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of&

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Oct 19 2017 5018 1

Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide:

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Oct 18 2017 5018 1

Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data &

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Oct 17 2017 5018 1

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States! In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a

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Oct 16 2017 5018 1

Thinking of Selling? You Should Do It TODAY!!That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you

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Oct 13 2017 5018 1

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are

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Oct 12 2017 5018 1

Net Worth of Homeowners 44X Greater than RentersEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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Oct 11 2017 5018 1

Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for BuyersMillennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt.

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Oct 10 2017 5018 1

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home Now!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not

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Oct 9 2017 5018 1

No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat

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Oct 5 2017 5018 1

The Truth About Homeowner EquityA recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here's why some homeowners still can't sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed,

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Oct 4 2017 5018 1

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month UpdateSix months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the

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Oct 3 2017 5018 1

You Don't Want to Hear This from Your Listing AgentYou’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you

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Oct 2 2017 5018 1

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of

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Sep 29 2017 5018 1

Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices &

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Sep 28 2017 5018 1

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is ComingThe number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few

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Sep 28 2017 38554 2

 More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an

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Sep 28 2017 38554 1

What to Look for in Your Real Estate TeamHow do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you

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Sep 27 2017 5018 1

What to Look for in Your Real Estate TeamHow do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you

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Sep 26 2017 5018 1

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing CostsAccording to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required

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Sep 25 2017 5018 1

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your HomeEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum

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Sep 22 2017 5018 1

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home

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Sep 21 2017 5018 1

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an;“

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Sep 20 2017 5018 1

More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight

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Sep 18 2017 5018 1

5 Reasons to Sell This FallHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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Sep 15 2017 5018 1

Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than

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Sep 14 2017 5018 1

Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American DreamHearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as

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America Needs Your House

America Needs Your House!!The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists

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Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two

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How Your Homes Value Grows Your Familys Wealth

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s WealthOver the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according

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Top 5 A Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro

Top 5 A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most 'educated'

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Aug 31 2017 38554 2

 Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now's the TimeDoes your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you

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Aug 31 2017 38554 1

 Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price&

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Empty Nesters Best To Remodel Or Time To Sell

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two

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Number Of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10 Hits 7Year High

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year HighAccording to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with

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Where Are The Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years

Where Are the Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years? Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the 

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Dont Disqualify Yourself 52 Of Approved Loans Have A FICO Score Under 750

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an

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Home Prices Up 664 Across The Country

Home Prices Up 6.64% Across the Country!Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In

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Study FSBOs Dont Save Real Estate Commission

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate CommissionOne of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission

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Want To Keep Up With The Joneses Nows The Time

Want to Keep Up with the Joneses? Now’s the TimeDoes your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering

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More Boomerang Buyers Are About To Enter The Market

More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the MarketWe previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What

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Why Is It Important To Use A Professional To Sell Your Home

Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home?When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of

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To Stageor Not To Stage That Is The Question

To Stage...or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual

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58 Of Homeowners See A Drop In Home Values Coming

58% of Homeowners See a Drop in Home Values ComingAccording to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be&

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Sellers Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory DesertFirst-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of

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Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide

Homes Are Selling Quickly NationwideThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the

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Homeowners Net Worth Is Still Greater Than A Renters

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’sEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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What State Gives You The Most Bang For Your Buck

What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you? The majority of states in the

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Hey Millennial Homeowners It May Be Time To Sell

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Housing Inventory Hits 30Year Low

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year LowSpring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their

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Aug 8 2017 5018 1

Staging your home before selling makes a huge difference. We offer free staging when you list with us. Call/text 912-656-3203#KW#KellerWilliams#RealEstate#Staging#ForSale#JPTeam

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939 Of Homes In The US Have Positive Equity

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How Long Do Most Families Stay In Their Home

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed

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Aug 4 2017 5018 1

Fun Fact for Friday!!! Got a RE question, call/text me 912-656-3203#FunFact#Good2know#Doorknobs#JPTeam#KW#KellerWilliams

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many

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Millennial Homeownership Rate Increases

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Do Your Future Plans Include A Move Whats Stopping You From Listing Now

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now?Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you

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Savannah Restaurant Week 2017

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Be Careful Not To Get Caught In The Rental Trap

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Jul 31 2017 38554 2

 www.zillow.com/homedetails/200-Brookstone-Ct-Rincon-GA-31326/2093484704_zpid/New Construction call me today to see this

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Jul 31 2017 38554 1

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/118-Pinewood-Dr-Pooler-GA-31322/14195039_zpid/Back on the market call me today to see this

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Jul 31 2017 5018 1

Motivational Monday!! and if change includes buying or selling a home call/text me 912-656-3203#JPTeam#KW#MotivationalMonday#RealEstate#Change

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Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

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Inventory Drops Again Sales Slow

Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC] Highlights: Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million. Inventory of existing homes

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Americans Still Believe Real Estate Is Best LongTerm Investment

Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term InvestmentAccording to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10

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US Housing Inventory Hits A New Low List Your House TODAY

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY!Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream

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Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home First

Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of

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3 Tips To Succeed In Todays Real Estate Market

3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate MarketIn today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are

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Jul 18 2017 5018 1

Transformation Tuesday! Same room, same furniture, 2 different looks.#JPTeam#kw#realestate#stagercall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Thinking Of Selling You Should Act NOW

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below 

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Jul 17 2017 5018 1

Motivational Monday! Get out there and kill it!!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203 http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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3 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will

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Jul 14 2017 5018 1

TGIF!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Home Buying Myths Slayed

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score

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Jul 13 2017 5018 1

Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICEIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home

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21 Castle Hill Rd

21 Castle Hill Road$229,900 Single Family 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,250 Sqr Ft, Savannah Price Reduction31419 - Enjoy all the amenities and convenience of berwick plantation. Regency

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1422 Little McCall Rd

1422 Little McCall Road$395,900 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 2,181 Sqr Ft, Guyton Price Reduction31312 - Love at first site!! Or sites. This is 2 separate parcels of land sold

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Jul 12 2017 5018 3

30 Winslow Circle$269,900 Single Family 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 3,202 Sqr Ft, Savannah Price Reduction31407 - This price can't be beat!! When compared to new construction side-by-side

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37 Hopeland Dr

37 Hopeland Drive$210,000 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,906 Sqr Ft, SavannahPrice Reduction31419 - Location, location, location!! This all brick, ranch style home, is tucked away in the quiet

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118 Pinewood Drive

118 Pinewood Drive$229,900 Single Family 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, 1,970 Sqr Ft, Pooler Price Reduction31322 - This all brick, sprawling ranch home is sure to impress. This home is

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503 Forest Lakes Drive

503 Forest Lakes Drive$99,000 Lot-Land 0 Beds, 0 Baths, Pooler Price Reduction31322 - You are sure to fall in love with this remarkable view overlooking the grand lagoon. Build the custom home

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Jul 12 2017 5018 2

5 Fox Hound Court$235,000 Single Family 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,729 Sqr Ft, Pooler31322 - What a deal! Great home, great location and great price! Upon entering the home you are greeting by the formal

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Jul 12 2017 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday! A well organized pantry!!! Yes please!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Homeowners Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE

Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICEIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home

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Jul 10 2017 5018 1

How about a "Motivational Monday" instead of a "Manic Monday"?!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their

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Jul 7 2017 5018 1

TGIF!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203 http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Median Days On The Market Drops To 27

Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. The 

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Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported

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Jul 6 2017 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! Remember the days of showing properties without a smartphone?!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jul 5 2017 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday! For her man to keep his stuff organized!!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest RateInterest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has

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Your Opportunity To Achieve The American Dream Keeps Getting Better

Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better!Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure;

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Jul 3 2017 5018 1

A positive note for a Manic Monday!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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NAR Data Shows Now Is A Great Time To Sell

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the 

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Existing Home Sales Surge Into Summer

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales reached their third highest mark this year in May. Inventory of homes for sale has dropped 8.4%

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Jun 30 2017 5018 1

TGIF!!!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jun 29 2017 38554 2

Price reduction Conveniently located in the heart of Pooler, the award winning community of Godley Station, close to shopping, restaurants, and I-95/I-16!! This MOVE IN READY HOME is freshly

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Jun 29 2017 38554 1

Price reduced $259,900!!! Seller is READY to MOVE this HOUSE! Welcoming entryway brings you past the formal dining room into the great room where the tone is comfy, casual yet still trendy. Eat

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Jun 29 2017 5018 2

Buyer's Market Helps Premium Home Sales SoarWe previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars,

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Jun 29 2017 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! When televisions were actually furniture.#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jun 28 2017 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday! Not only this beautiful closet, but a three way mirror to see how we look from every angle. Yes please!!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203 http://www

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Buyers Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar

Buyer's Market Helps Premium Home Sales SoarWe previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars,

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Jun 27 2017 5018 1

Transformation Tuesday! Love, love, love this idea!!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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PreApproval Should Always Be Your First Step

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First StepIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers 2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers MyKCM

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The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying In The US

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income

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Jun 23 2017 5018 1

TGIF! Give us your needs and wants and we'll do our best to find it for you.#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/ text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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The Importance Of Home Equity In Retirement Planning

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement PlanningWe often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the

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Jun 22 2017 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! In case you're wondering what this is (like I did), it's a washing machine! Wow!!!#JPTeam#kw#realestate#throwbackthursdaycall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jun 21 2017 5018 1

What a Woman Wants Wednesday! Just fix it already!!!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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The Supply Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction

The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New ConstructionMany real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news

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Jun 20 2017 5018 1

Transformation Tuesday! Don't be so quick to get rid of old, beat up items. All this bench needed was some spray paint and an outdoor runner to bring it back to life!#JPTeam#kw#realestate#diycall

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Jun 19 2017 5018 1

Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment!According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33%.”&

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Buying Is Now 331 Cheaper Than Renting In The US

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the USThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a

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Top Home Renovations For Maximum ROI

Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is

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Jun 16 2017 5018 1

TGIF! #JPTeam #kw #realestate call/text 912.656.3203 http://www.jeripatrickteam.com/TGIF! #JPTeam #kw #realestate call/text 912.656.3203 http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory?As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported :

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Jun 15 2017 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! Remember how long it took to dial seven digits?!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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The TRUTH Behind The RENT Vs BUY Debate

The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY DebateIn a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The index examines

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Jun 14 2017 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday! Sound about right?#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Jun 13 2017 5018 2

4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index 

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Jun 13 2017 5018 1

Trendy Tuesday! This is a neat idea for a pool. What do you think?#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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4 Reasons To Buy This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index 

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The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes

The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment

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Jun 9 2017 5018 1

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After

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Jun 8 2017 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! Papasan chairs. Though I do still see these sold in stores.#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203 http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course In 2017

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After

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69 Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment NeedsAccording to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary

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Jun 7 2017 5018 1

What a Woman Wants Wednesday! This explains the difference between how women and men visualize a space!!http://www.jeripatrickteam.com/call/text 912.656.3203#whatawomanwants#JPTeam#kw

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If Your Home Hasnt Sold Yet Definitely Check The Price

If Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Definitely Check the Price!The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over

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Jun 6 2017 5018 1

Trendy Tuesday! Basket lighting. This could be an easy DIY project. All you need is the right basket, a lighting kit, and your imagination!#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203 http://www

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5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer

5 Reasons You Should Sell This SummerHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home

What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Next Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that

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Jun 2 2017 5018 1

TGIF! Join me at 173 Magnolia Drive tomorrow from 2-4 and check out this fabulous house.http://www.jeripatrickteam.com/call/text 912.656

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Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions?Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision.

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Jun 1 2017 5018 1

Throwback Thursday! Wonder if pink bathrooms will make a comeback?!#JPTeam#kw#realestatehttp://www.jeripatrickteam.com/call/text 912.656

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Why Working With A Local Real Estate Professional Makes All The Difference

Why Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the DifferenceIf you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra,;“

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May 31 2017 38554 1

Alert Price reduction. Check out this home 5 bedroom 3 bath, spacious fenced in backyard. This is move in ready!!http://www.kw.com/homes-for-sale/31322/GA/Pooler/173-Magnolia-Drive/3yd-SBORGA-172476

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May 31 2017 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday!!!!#JPTeam#realestate#kwcall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam.com/http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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May 30 2017 38554 1

Check out this home. Who would not want to live in this home. It features an in ground pool, granite counter tops in the kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and a double oven. Enjoy the

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1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW

#1 Reason to List Your House for Sale, NOW!If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale

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Cinder Blocks To Flower Bed

Transformation Tuesday! Toni had tons of cinder blocks laying around and instead of throwing them out, she decided to make a flower bed with them. Great way to think outside the box, Toni!http://www

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May 26 2017 5018 1

TGIF! Each of us on the JPTeam have different talents. Toni, happens to be an amazing cook and recently tried this recipe and we wanted to share it with you! Click the link for ingredients and

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Inventory Challenges Continue

Inventory Challenges Continue! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up

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Hows The Real Estate Market Find Out What The Experts Are Saying

How's the Real Estate Market? Find Out What the Experts Are SayingAs we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are

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More Americans Chose To Own A Home Than Rent In Q1

More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the

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May 24 2017 5018 1

What A Woman Wants Wednesday! A beautiful bath with an awesome view.#please#relax#wednevergetout#JPTeam#kw#realestatecall/text 912.656.3203http://www.jeripatrickteam/

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Is Now A Good Time To Rent

Is Now a Good Time to Rent?People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that

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May 23 2017 5018 1

Trendy Tuesday! I'm super excited to show you one of the trends I've come across. Matte Black! This has been a trend on cars for a while (rims, paint, etc) but this is the first I've seen it

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1 Answer To The Housing Shortage New Construction

#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New ConstructionThe biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of

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May 22 2017 5018 1

Why Americans Consider Moving to Another State? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed "change in climate/weather" as their top reason for

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Selling Your Home Is Your Listing PetFriendly

Selling Your Home? Is Your Listing ‘Pet-Friendly’?One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that

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May 19 2017 5018 1

Why Americans Consider Moving to Another State? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed "change in climate/weather" as their top reason for

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May 18 2017 5018 1

#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New ConstructionThe biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of

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Water Beds For This Thursdays Throwback

Throwback Thursday..... Water Beds! I used to have one. I remember pulling the hose through my bedroom window to fill it up. Comment below if you had one.#throwbackthursday#waterbed#kw#realestate

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4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer

4 Tips for Effectively Making an OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect ho