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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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Home Buyers Profile Says Affordability is Hurdle

The National Association of Realtors recently released a new Aspiring Home Buyers Profile that said affordability was the main hurdle for potential buyers.  According to the report, non-owners said that affordability of homes was the number one reason they don’t currently own.  Specifically, half of those surveyed said...
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Most Popular US Home Amenities

What are the most popular ROI-upgrades across the nation?  Recently real estate resource site Trulia sifted through home listings from over 100 metros to find the most popular features in each US state.  The big winner? Decks – followed by hardwood floors and granite.  Interestingly, Trulia says decks...
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