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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

5 Reasons to Sell This WinterBelow are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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Buyers Are Looking For Your Home

Buyers Are Looking For Your Home Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months

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Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Tips to Sell Your Home FasterWhen selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale:1. Make Buyers Feel at HomeDeclutter your home!

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The True Cost Of Not Owning Your Home

The True Cost of Not Owning Your HomeThere are great advantages to owning a home, yet many people continue to rent. The financial benefits are just some of the reasons why homeownership

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How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last

How Long Can This Economic Recovery Last?The economy is currently experiencing the longest recovery in our nation’s history. The stock market has hit record highs, while unemployment rates are at

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Buyers Are Looking Now Are You Ready To List Your Home

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is

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7 Reasons To List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday SeasonAround this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their

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The Cost Across Time

The Cost Across Time Some Highlights: With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty!

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The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying A Home

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income 

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This Is Not 2008 All Over Again The Mortgage Lending Factor

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending FactorSome are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re

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Buyer Demand Growing In Every Region

Buyer Demand Growing in Every RegionBuyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country.According to the latest ShowingTime Showing

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Expert Advice 3 Benefits To Owning A Home

Expert Advice: 3 Benefits to Owning a HomeSuccess is something often worth repeating, and Brent Sutherland, a Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Investor, has certainly made

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VA Home Loans By The Numbers

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

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75 Years Of VA Home Loan Benefits

75 Years of VA Home Loan BenefitsToday, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.This year marks the 75th anniversary

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Planning On Buying A Home Be Sure You Know Your Options

Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home or the look and feel of a newer build.

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Forget The Price Of The Home The Cost Is What Matters

Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate.

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Millennials Heres Why The Process Is Well Worth It

Millennials: Here’s Why the Process is Well Worth It.Millennials have waited longer than any other generation to become homeowners, but the wait for this cohort is just about over.According to;

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How To Determine If You Can Afford To Buy A Home

How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a HomeThe gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an

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Taking The Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage ProcessA considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when

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The Difference An Hour Will Make This

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall Every Hour in the U.S. Housing Market:  614 Homes Are Sold 95 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.38 ;

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The 1 Reason To List Your House In The Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the WinterMany sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What

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Thinking Of Selling Your Home The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Thinking of Selling Your Home? The Waiting Is The Hardest Part.Tom Petty famously penned the words, “the waiting is the hardest part” in his early 80’s hit song The Waiting,;

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

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

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Buying A Home Can Be SCARYUntil You Know The FACTS

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home. This stops

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Think Prices Have Skyrocketed Look At Rents

Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has

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Depending On The Price Youre Going To Need Advice

Depending on the Price, You’re Going to Need AdviceTo understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you

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5 Reasons To Consider Living In A Multigenerational Home

5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Multigenerational HomeDid you know that 1 in 6 Americans currently live in a multigenerational household?According to Generations United, the number of

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Louisville Open Houses October 25 27

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search

5 Tips for Starting Your Home SearchIn today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren

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Homes Are Selling Quickly

Homes Are Selling Quickly Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index. The REALTORS®

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3 Reasons This Is NOT The 2008 Real Estate Market

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate MarketNo one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a

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3 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Pro In A Complex Digital World

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital WorldIf you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your

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Be On The Lookout For Gen Z The Next Generation Of Homebuyers

Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of HomebuyersYou’ve likely heard a ton about Millennials, but what about Gen Z? In the next 5 years, this generation will be between the ages of 23

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Louisville Open Houses October 18 20

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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ExistingHome Sales Report Indicates Now Is A Great Time To Sell

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to SellThe best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing

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What You Need To Know About The Mortgage Process

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you’

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You Need More Than A Guide You Need A Sherpa

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone

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Homeownership Is The Top Contributor To Your Net Worth

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net WorthMany people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist 

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Louisville Open Houses October 11 13

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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62 Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment NeedsAccording to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down

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3 Signs The Housing Market Is On The Rebound

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the ReboundThe residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a

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4 Tips To Improve Your Home And Save On Your Energy Bill

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy BillAs a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive.

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What To Expect From Your Home Inspection

What to Expect from Your Home InspectionYou made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent

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How Does The Supply Of Homes For Sale Impact Buyer Demand

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

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The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were

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Homeowners Are Happy Renters Not So Much

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two

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Are You Ready For The Black Friday Of Real Estate

Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?Every year, ‘Black Friday’ is a highly anticipated event for eager shoppers. Some people prepare for weeks, crafting and refining a

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Should You Fix Your House Up Or Sell Now

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or

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Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right

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4 Reasons To Sell This Fall

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month

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One Of The Top Reasons To Own A Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a HomeOne of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of

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What Buyers Need To Know About HOAs

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAsWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an

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Home Prices Increase In Every Price Range

Home Prices Increase in Every Price RangeCoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed, “National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to

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Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a MortgageCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new,

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What Is The Probability That Home Values Sink

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to

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Millennial Buying Power Poised To Boost Homeownership

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost HomeownershipIn a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes,

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The Role Access Plays In Getting Your House Sold

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SoldSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been

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A Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro Some Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can

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Everybody Calm Down This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat

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How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage PaymentWhen buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might

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5 Reasons To Sell This Fall

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

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IBuyers What Is The Cost Of Convenience When Selling Your Home

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is

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Top Priorities When Moving With Kids

Top Priorities When Moving with KidsAccording to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new

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Whats The Latest On Interest Rates

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?Mortgage rates have fallen by over a full percentage point since Q4 of 2018, settling at near-historic lows. This is big news for buyers looking to get more for

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Experts Predict A Strong Housing Market For The Rest Of 2019

Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering

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Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability CrisisIt seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because

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The Benefits Of Growing Equity In Your Home

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your HomeOver the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a;

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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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Appreciation Is Strong It Might Be Time To Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to SellThere’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why

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How Much Do You Know About Down Payments

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around

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Millionaire To Millennials The Costly Mistake Of Not Buying Now

Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying NowOn his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement:  “Not prioritizing homeownership

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your House

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your HouseAs a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate?

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MidYear Housing Market Update Three Things To Know Today

Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know TodayShifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the

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What Experts Are Saying About The Current Housing Market

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing MarketWe’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what

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Is Renting Right For Me

Is Renting Right for Me?If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many

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Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Home Price Appreciation ForecastQuestions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.We’ve

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Americans Powerful Belief In Homeownership As An Investment

The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a

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4 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For

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Nows The Time To MoveUp And Upgrade Your Current Home

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate

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Is Mortgage Debt Out Of Control

Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping

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Why Is So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know

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Time For Your Dream Home Gen X

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices,

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3 Things To Know In The Housing Market Today

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may

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Louisville Open Houses June 14 16

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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Renting Or Owning What Is Better For You

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersFreddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed, “

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What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates

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What Is Important To Boomers When Selling Their House

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally

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The Feeling You Get From Owning Your Home

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your 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 and compelling

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How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family WealthThere are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.How Housing Matters

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This SummerHere are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights 

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The Top Reasons To Own Your Home

The Top Reasons to Own Your Home 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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2 Things You Need To Know To Properly Price Your Home

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your HomeIn today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they

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The Ultimate Truth About Housing Affordability

The Ultimate Truth about Housing AffordabilityThere have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments In America

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in AmericaEvery year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice

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Boomerang Buyers Dont Be Afraid To Buy A Home Again

Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation

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Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes

Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes?Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations

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Louisville Open Houses May 17 19

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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4 Tips For Making A Competitive Offer

4 Tips for Making a Competitive OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market,

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A Tale Of Two Markets

A Tale of Two Markets 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 in the

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Mainstream Concerns About An Economic Slowdown Revisited

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a

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The Benefits Of A 20 Down Payment

The Benefits of a 20% Down PaymentIf you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to

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Home Buyers Are Optimistic About Homeownership

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who

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Why Access Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Getting Your House Sold

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors 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

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The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying This Spring

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today .

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Your Fabulous New Dream Home Is Now Available

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now AvailableOver the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about

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2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing AffordableTwo positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to

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What Would Make You Sell Your House

What Would Make You Sell Your House?There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of

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How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?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 home prices

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Louisville Open Houses April 27 28

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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Existing Home Sales Slow To Start Spring

Existing Home Sales Slow to Start SpringSome Highlights: Existing Home Sales slowed to an annual pace of 5.21 million home sales in March. Low inventory levels are still impacting home

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Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs LessIn a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage

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New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason For The Inventory Shortage

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory ShortageThere has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict

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With Inventory Low Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC?According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in

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Selling Your House Heres Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes

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Buyer Demand Surging As Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market BeginsLast fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like

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Are Low Interest Rates Here To Stay

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie

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Homeowners Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your HouseEvery month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors

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3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at

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Open Houses Louisville This Weekend April 13 And 14

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Be Sure to consult with your Realtor if these homes are actually OPEN this weekend, or, CALL ME if you do not

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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling Begins To Stabilize

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to StabilizeThe percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far

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Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong For Years To Come

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to ComeThere has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so

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Why PetFriendly Homes Are In High Demand

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High DemandOne 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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What To Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In

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Open Houses Louisville This Weekend April 6

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home too! Location for the featured PropertyBe Sure to consult with your Realtor

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3 Graphs That Show What You Need To Know About Todays Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate MarketThe Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a

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Looking To Upgrade Your Current Home Nows The Time To MoveUp

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be 

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Homebuyers Shouldnt Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over AgainLast week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index from the 

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Open Houses Louisville This Weekend

#OPENHOUSELOUISVILLEHere is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend. Feel free to check out our Featured home too! Location for the featured PropertyBe Sure to consult with your Realtor

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How To Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You

How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for YouThere has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply

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Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale

Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for SaleThe spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates

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The Enormous Divide Between The Headline And The Truth

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth “I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of

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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership

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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw The Best Super Bowl Parties

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Is Student Loan Debt A Threat To Homeownership No

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Why You Should Consider A Competent Agent To List Your Home

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