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13 Consecutive Months of Double Digit Increases

The trend of sales being at a double digit increase over their corresponding month in the previous year has now carried over into 2014. Sales in January of 2014 were up 18% over those in January of 2013 and a staggering 40% jump over 2012. Record sales have now reached thirteen consecutive months…and counting. Pending…

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January Market Update

There was a mix of good and bad housing news the last couple of weeks, as Pending Home Sales were down 8.7 percent in December from November. The report cited harsh weather for the decline. New Home Sales also fell by 7 percent from November to December, to an annual rate of 414,000. While the…

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Housing Sales Continue Record Pace

For the 10th consecutive month in 2013 sales have outpaced those for the same period in 2012 by double digits. The nearly 1,300 houses sold thus far this year is a high water mark for recent years since the housing bust of late 2008. In fact, total sales in 2013 are double digits ahead of…

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Market Update

For the 9th consecutive month in 2013 housing sales have outpaced the same time period in 2012 by double digits. For September the increase was 64% and sales under contract, but not yet closed were at a double digit increase, too! This is the 3rd time this year that sales have increased over their corresponding…

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Short Sale 101

We get lots of questions about short sales.  What is a short sale?  How do you buy a short sale?  How long does it take? These are some of the questions we get.  In the next few sections, we hope to catch you up to speed on Short Sales! Short Sales Explained. Short sales happen…

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Mortgage Rates on the Rise – News for Buyers & Sellers

Mortgage rates for 30 year fixed mortgages have risen to the highest level in 2 years according to a CNN Money article on July 11th.  Rates on April 25th were hovering around 3.40% and on July 11th, the spiked at 4.51%.  The Fed’s Ben Bernanke, said the Fed would soon start tapering off its purchases of up to…

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Top 4 Tips for Buying a Home

These are the Top 4 Tips to consider when buying a home: Tip #1 Be sure to look at a minimum of 3-5 homes. The first one you see might be the best you will see, but to ease your mind and avoid buyers remorse be sure to look at other homes for comparisons. Tip…

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Top 4 House Selling Tips

If you are thinking about selling your house, here are some tips to help you sell your house faster and for more money!  These are the top 4 tips that will help you better position your house to sell quickly and for more money. #1 Tip First impressions set the mood. If your home is…

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Latest Market Report

Housing sales in March were at a double digit pace of increase over both last month and March of last year. This represents the 3rd consecutive double digit monthly increase. In fact a combination of closed transactions and those under contract, but not yet closed, represents true market activity. And for the 1st Quarter of…

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