The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold

Having complete access to your home during the selling process is crucial. Once a home is listed in a fast market, it will be immediately placed for people to view. Restrictions make it difficult to get buyers in to see your home, and it can make or break the sale. This blog will explain reasons behind why allowing the Realtor access makes such a difference.

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Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

With the recent economic expansion being one of the largest in American history, many are fearful of a recession on the horizon. Recent publications in the media is leading a lot of people to believe there could be a repeat of 2008 crash. Please read this blog and see how experts feel regarding this situation and how to ease your fears surrounding another possible recession.

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5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

From a financial standpoint, renting is not always the best option. Many consumers are not aware of how purchasing a home can benefit for their lives. Here are the top five reasons behind making the decision to purchase.

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What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may be ready to move into a home that better fits your current lifestyle. Many fellow boomers have already made the move you may be considering.

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Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value

Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements you can make, it’s also one of the easiest. If you’re wondering how to turn your landscape into one of your home’s most valuable assets, here are some tips to get you started.

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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years.

That led to speculation that homeownership was no longer seen as a major component of the American Dream. That belief became so widespread that the term “renters’ society” began to be used by some to define American consumers.

However, the latest report by the Census Bureau on homeownership shows that over the last two years, the percentage of homeowners has increased in each of the last eight quarters.

Going forward…

It appears the homeownership rate will continue to increase.

The 2019 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile recently released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that 84% of non-owners want to own a home in the future. That percentage increased from 73% earlier last year.

Bottom Line

In the United States, the concept of homeownership as part of the American Dream is very much alive and well.