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    What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

    By Keeley Ryan | October 1, 2019

    You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some... Read More

    How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

    By Keeley Ryan | September 30, 2019

    The latest edition of the Realtors Confidence Index from NAR sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and buyer traffic (demand). Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet buyer demand, prices will continue to rise. The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National... Read More

    What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | September 27, 2019

    Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4 2020. CoreLogic predicts home prices will appreciate by 5.4% over the next 12 months. If you’re ready and willing to buy your dream home, now is a great time to buy. Read More

    Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

    By Keeley Ryan | September 26, 2019

    When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93%... Read More

    Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

    By Keeley Ryan | September 25, 2019

    According to a new study from, the week of September 22 is the best time of year to buy a home, making it ‘Black Friday’ for homebuyers. Every year, ‘Black Friday’ is a highly anticipated event for eager shoppers. Some people prepare for weeks, crafting and refining a strategic shopping agenda, determining exactly when... Read More

    Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

    By Keeley Ryan | September 24, 2019

    If you’re thinking about remodeling your house before you list it, take a look at these three tips to help you decide if you really need to fix it up before you sell. The answer may surprise you. With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing... Read More

    Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

    By Keeley Ryan | September 23, 2019

    In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year... Read More

    4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Keeley Ryan | September 20, 2019

    Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply found in a normal housing market. Homes are still selling relatively quickly, averaging 31 days on the market. Read More