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Moving-Up to a Luxury Home?

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Blog, Buy A Home, Change, Home Buying, Keeping Current Matters, Pre Planning

Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The […]

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Millennial’s, Low Down Payment Programs

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Blog, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Home Values, Keeping Current Matters, Real Estate News

Millennial’s Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time home buyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less. The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as 73% made a down payment of less than 20%. An article by Chase […]

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What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Listings, Real Estate News

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent […]

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Real Home Value Calculator (CMA)

Posted on September 1, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Blog, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Home Selling, Home Values, Keeping Current Matters, Pre Planning, Real Estate News, Sell A Home

Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value. Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing […]

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YOUR HOME VALUE

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Home Buying, Home Selling, Home Values, Pre Planning, Real Estate News

Lets Talk about YOUR HOME VALUE. There’s never been a more important time to have resources you can count on when trying to determine YOUR HOME VALUE.   Whether you are actually in to market to buy or sell, or just updating your files or considering a re-finance, there is lots of FREE information out […]

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IS A NEW BUBBLE FORMING IN REAL ESTATE???

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Blog, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Home Selling, Real Estate News, Sell A Home

Below are price changes and time, since the peak of 2007/8,  and with the increased values over the last 3 years, one has to ask, “Is a New Real Estate Bubble”?   Most forecasters are projecting a slower rise in the years ahead, modifying the appreciation to 5% generally, with pockets of both higher and […]

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HOME PRICE OUTLOOK 2015

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Gloria Matthews in Articles, Buy A Home, Home Buying, Home Selling, Home Values, Pre Planning, Sell A Home

HOME PRICE OUTLOOK 2015 I think every homeowner wants to know,  “whats my house worth now?”   Its not a new question but I think it has been almost obsessive over the last 10 years, especially if you purchased during this period.  While in most places around the country, we have not yet hit the […]

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Good News for Home Buyers – MIP

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Gloria Matthews in Buy A Home, Real Estate News

You or someone you know may be buying a home in 2015.   I’d Like to bring you a piece of  good news.  Low down payment loans are available,  yet the Mortgage Insurance Premium   MIP  has been quite high the last few years, at 1.35%  of the loan amount.  It is being reduced to […]

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