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How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

Your home is one of the only investments you can live inside as you pay it off over time.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 29, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Financial Growth  investment  Rent vs. Buy
How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You There 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 by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently broke down the equity gained from price appreciation and principal payments in their Economists Outlook Blog. Homeowners who purchased their homes five years ago have already gain... read more
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Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale

If you list now, you’ll have a really good chance to sell in April or May, setting yourself up for the most exposure!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 27, 2019 in  Best Time To Sell  Housing Trends  Sell your home  Spring Housing Market
Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move. New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale! The report used “trends in median listing prices, v... read more
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The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

All forms of media realize that they will get more eyeballs, clicks, likes, and engagement by posting something negative.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 26, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Buying A Home  Mortgage Knowledge  Selling A Home
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 persons as a sage.”- John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still true today. All forms of media realize that they will get more eyeballs, clicks, likes, and engagement by posting something negative. However, they must realize that negative headlines... read more
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Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

For anyone looking to buy a home in 2019, this can be a great jump start toward a down payment!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 25, 2019 in  American Dream  Buying A Home  Down Payment  Home Ownership  Tax Refund
Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership! According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in 2019, this can be a great jump start toward a down payment! The map below s... read more
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Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?

The good news is that more and more millennials are realizing that they can afford a home now!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 21, 2019 in  Home Ownership  Millennials  Mortgage  Mortgage Knowledge
Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready? Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream. Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them, such as getting married, having kids, and buying a home. However, that does not mean that they do not still aspire to achieve those things. History shows that people tend to buy their first home around age 30. Ne... read more
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