Long-Term Inventory Shrinking

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Seasonal inventory levels tend to bottom out in late winter then begin to build back up in April or May before peaking in October. During the big recession inventory levels often hit three-times normal levels....
When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Home?

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Is now the best time to sell your home? That's an intensely personal question that depends on a number of factors -- many of them beyond your control. In 2006, some sellers might have been wondering if they...
11 Ways To Maximize A Small Living Space

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Between micro-apartments, tiny homes, and even #vanlife, the real estate industry is taking the saying "less is more" to previously unknown levels. And while we can all get behind the idea of streamlining your...
Be Informed: What is Escrow?

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The first time you heard the term, "escrow" you may have been thrown for a loop. While the word may have had you confused the first time, here are some essential things to know about escrow--what it is, what...
Year-End Buyer and Seller Opportunities

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Despite the seasonal slowing, year-to-date sales are even with last year and set an all-time high in closed volume—4% higher than last year. The market continues to carry momentum into the fourth quarter...
How to Choose a Mortgage

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When you make the decision to become a homeowner, there is a series of additional decisions that you'll need to make before you reach that final goal and cross the threshold of your new front door. One of the...
Buying A Fixer-Upper: A Complete Guide

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Lots of us enjoy whiling away an hour or three watching those shows on HGTV that involve an attractive couple buying a house, spending what seems like a few hours (or days) making some repairs and upgrades...
13 Steps To Close The Sale Of Your Home

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The home closing process feels like the home stretch to sellers -- you've done all the work to get the house ready to sell, marketed it in an attractive way to buyers, and now you're ready to move. Although...