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Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

With a strong economy, low interest rates, and wages continuing to rise, some homeowners will be ready to sell.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 16, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Best Time To Sell  Dream Home  Selling A Home
Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared to the remainder of the country, which came in with a weak rating. As we can see in the following table,... read more
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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

Home price appreciation has ended its decline and looks to be stabilizing… and may even accelerate.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 12, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Economic News  Home Values  Selling a Home
Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it was revealed that Realtors are starting to sense that home values are beginning to stabilize and that we may see appreciation beginning to acceler... read more
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Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

If you are looking to sell your home, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream home?
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on April 09, 2019 in  Buying A Home  Pet Friendly Homes  Pet Lovers  Selling a Home
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand One 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 make it ‘pet-friendly’in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the many homeowners looking to list your home for sale, how do you stand out to the millions of pet parents searching for their dream... 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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What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

f you are debating selling your home, you may not want to wait for additional competition as inventory continues to rise.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 12, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Best Time To Sell  Housing Inventory  Selling A Home
What’s Going On with Bidding Wars? In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number of buyers who want to purchase a home. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, bidding wars occur when two or more parties repeatedly outbid each other as they compete to purchase so... read more
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