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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 and willing to become homeowners, but are able to as well! Now that the largest generation since baby boomers has aged

What Buyers Should Ask After A Home Inspection

After an inspector has finished a home report, buyers may feel overwhelmed by any flaws that might have been found. That’s why it’s important they take the opportunity to learn more so that they can move forward confidently in the

Explaining Zillow

Most buyers love Zillow. It offers a user-friendly experience that arms them with a wealth of property information. While Zillow seems like an informative website, it has major shortcomings: Zestimates – In the fine print, Zillow concedes that Zestimates are “a

What To Do With All That Stuff

Truly effective—and lasting—decluttering is a multi-step process. Here are six tips to help declutter from professional organizers Rhea Becker of “The Clutter Queen” in Boston and Barry Izsak of Start small. Izsak suggests starting with a single room, closet, or drawer that

Should I Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year?

          Source: Keeping Current Matters Blog ~ September, 2018

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. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when

Are Buyers 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 home prices appreciating by an average of 6.2% annually since 2012. With this being said,

Selling Your Home? Here Are 2 Ways To Help 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 receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the

What A New Home Warranty Really Covers

© sturti – E+/Getty Images A new home will often come with a warranty from the builder, but that doesn’t mean the builder is on the hook for anything that breaks. Warranties differ from builder to builder, but they typically

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 changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to