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    • Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

      There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they get married or start a family, some might think they are too young, and still, some others might think their […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW!

      The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do not own their own homes is because they believe that […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sus...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

      With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing boom and bust, we are in much better shape than […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market

      Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™,” given by Joseph Nahas, Jr., Chair of the Counselors of Real Estate & Senior Vice President of Equus Capital Partners.  […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

      In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

      The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2018. However, there […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

      Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.2% over the next year. Home […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home?
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

      Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices will depreciate. However, some prominent experts in the housing industry […]
      Written by Denise Zervos