Want to Know What Direction Mortgage Rates are Headed? See What the Experts Say.

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Want to Know What Direction Mortgage Rates are Headed? See What the Experts Say. Mortgage interest rates have been gradually trending up over the last few months. Projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what the experts are saying: Laurie Goodman, Co-director of the Urban Institute’s … Read More

Good News Real Estate Experts Believe 2017 will be a good year to buy luxury real estate in South Florida

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It’s a good year to snatch up some luxury real estate. Miami Herald FEBRUARY 24, 2017 5:58 PM See where you can afford a home in South Florida According to ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s year-end report, 2017 will be a buyers market thanks to an abundance of luxury options available. Sellers are expected to reduce their prices, particularly in the … Read More

Hot Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood for Home Values – South Middle River

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In January, Steven Rodriguez, a 27-year-old pharmacist found the perfect place: a completely renovated, two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow in the heart of South Middle River, an emerging neighborhood north of downtown Fort Lauderdale. “I’ve seen what it takes to do a fixer-upper, and it ain’t easy,” Rodriguez said. “I definitely prefer the route where it’s all been done for you.” Values … Read More

Which Comes First: Marriage OR Mortgage

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Which is First: Marriage Before Mortgage There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still, others might think their … Read More

What is the Direct Impact of Interest Rates on Housing Affordability?

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What is the Direct Impact of Interest Rates on Housing Affordability? From a purely economic perspective, this is one of the best times in American history to buy a home. Black Night Financial Services discusses this in their most recent Monthly Mortgage Monitor. Here are two of the report’s revelations: The average U.S. home value increased by $13,500 from last … Read More

Did you Know 76% of US Homeowners Now Have at Least 20% Equity in Their Homes

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Did you Know 76% of US Homeowners Now Have at Least 20% Equity in Their Homes! 91.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 75.9% have significant equity (defined as more than 20%),according to Core Logic’s latest Equity Report. The report also shows that 548,000 households recovered equity in the second quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water. … Read More

It’s Important to Use an Agent When Selling your Home

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It’s Important to Use an Agent When Selling Your Home When you sell your home, you understandably  want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for most sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. To accomplish these goals, a seller should understand the importance of using a real estate professional.  Technology has changed the buyer’s … Read More

Houses Sold in 36 Days or Less in July in 38 of 50 States

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50% of Houses Sold in 36 Days or Less in July [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices … Read More

NYT Reports: The Housing Market Is Finally Starting to Look Healthy

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The Housing Market is Doing Just Fine NYT Reports: The Housing Market Is Finally Starting to Look Healthy There are some that think that housing affordability is a challenge. Historically, that’s not true. Others think that home prices are approaching bubble values. If we look back over the last sixteen years, that is also not the case. As a matter … Read More

What if the Housing bubble & bust don’t occur?

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What if the bubble & bust didn’t occur? Home Values: DEFINITELY NOT in Bubble Range!! There are some industry pundits claiming that residential home values have risen too quickly and that current levels are on the verge of another housing bubble. It is easy to see how this thinking has taken form if we look at a graph of home … Read More