Strategies for Getting a Real Estate Offer Accepted



In many of today’s residential real estate markets the sellers are in control. When inventories are low and prices are going up it’s a sellers’ market. That’s when buyers need to tighten their strategy to get an offer accepted. When buying a home, a car, or any other major purchase, your primary strategy is understanding […]

How Much is Your Home Worth? 5 Points for Selling



Your neighbor’s house just sold, and for way more than you expected. Since you’ve been kicking around the idea of putting your house on the market and moving closer to Mom, you start envisioning the moving truck out front. Can you sell your home for what you want, or need, to net? Contact a local […]

RE/MAX Realtor Erica West Illustrates Why Credit Scores Still Count for Seniors



Many seniors whose mortgages are paid off, are retired and don’t expect to borrow money at this phase of their life assume their credit score no longer matters. “However, this is simply not true, and good credit can be a key factor in how you live out the rest of your days,” said RE/MAX Sun […]

Home buyers head for the suburbs as urban prices skyrocket



Real estate analytics provider Redfin says homebuyers are moving further away from city centers, in spite of a resurgence of interest in downtown living.

Sustainable Residential Real Estate in 2016



The year 2016 is almost certain to be the year of normalcy in residential real estate. Real estate focused businesses such as Corelogic, Zillow, Redfin, and National Association of Realtors, have slightly varying numbers but numbers and opinions that are not far apart. All agree that there will be a limited increase in the sale […]

Home sales improve, but first-time buyers still struggle



Next year will be a big one for the residential real estate industry with home sales increasing to 5.5 million units, up from 5.3 million units this year, according to the National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

The State of Residential Real Estate in America



As the traditionally highly active summer real estate season comes to an end, residential real estate is a mixed bag. At the end of July, houses that are still under water hit a plateau while homes that are “equity rich” decreased for the second straight quarter. About 38 percent of these under water mortgages are […]

The American Dream Delayed



Is the American dream of home ownership still alive or has it changed to something else? As the millennium generation ages, the age of first time buyers is going up. According to mortgage site BeSmartee, the average age of first time buyers in the late 1970s was about 29. Today, it’s closer to 33. Many […]

REALTOR® Safe Harbor Program puts safety of the real estate agents first



No one should be afraid – to go to work, to go in a specific area, to go shopping, etc. But recent events, including a tragic death of a realtor, show that, unfortunately, we are, sometimes, exposed to danger. The Real Agent Guard company, dedicated to the safety of real estate agents, launched another platform […]

Avoid the bubble by not being in it! 



The best shot you have is to organize yourself, build the right plan and attitude, and have the discipline to attack the mortgage head-on.

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