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Home Buyer & Seller Generation Trends for 2018

For over 5 years the National Association of Realtors has issued their annual Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report.  This report provides insights into differences and similarities across generations of home buyers and sellers. It’s good data…these are your customers!  Happy Friday!!! “One consistent finding for the...
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New Single-Family Home Size Increases

Reversing a trend over the past couple years, the sizes of new single-family homes have been increasing since the start of 2018. The NAHB’s Eye on Housing recently dug into data from the U.S. Census Bureau to show that the median single-family square floor area increased to 2,436 square feet...
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Slaying Home Buying Myths

You don’t need a perfect credit score or even a large down payment to buy a house.  Heck, with creative financing the dream of homeownership is within a much closer reach than most people realize.  However, today’s infographic from Keeping Current Matters attempts to slay the myths about...
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Five Years Worth of Home Price Appreciation

The folks over at Keeping Current Matters crunched the numbers, using data from CoreLogic, to focus on home price appreciation from December 2012 through December 2017.   The data show that nationwide, cumulative appreciation over the five-year period was 37.4%, with Nevada experiencing the largest high of 66% and...
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S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continue their Rise

According to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices,  home prices continue to rise across the country, reporting a 6.3% increase in December, 2017.  Their 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 6.0% and their 20-City Composite posted a 6.3% year-over-year gain.  Seattle, Las Vegas, and San Francisco reported the highest...
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Anatomy of a First-time Home Buyer

What makes up a first-time home buyer?  The National Association of Realtors recently put together this handy infographic using data from their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  So, what do they look like? Age – 32 years old Household income – $ 75k Cost of home...
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Four Home Renovations for Maximum ROI

Everyone has their favorite way to add value to their investment and get a great return.  The folks at Keeping Current Matters recently illustrated HouseLogic’s top four home renovations for maximum ROI.  Always remember to know your market!  Happy Friday!!! “While big projects like adding a bathroom or...
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