Category Archive: A BLOG FROM MARY ANN

Jul 14

First Time Home Buyer Tips

Desire. It is the most significant reason that a person chooses to buy a home for the first time. For some home buyers who enjoy financial freedom, it is a privilege. For others, it is a goal that is not so easily accomplished, but well worth the undertaking once achieved. According to research by the National Association of …

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Jul 11

Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand

Since the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to Freddie Mac. Even a small rise in interest rates can greatly impact a buyer’s monthly mortgage payment. First American recently released the results of their quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), in which they surveyed title and real …

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Jul 05

Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000

  Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford the most precious piece of the American Dream – their own home. However, it is not just the price of a home that determines its affordability. The monthly cost of a home is determined by the price and the …

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Jun 12

Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years

Homeowners & Appraisers See the Most Eye-to-Eye on Price in 3 Years In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5% (or more) over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such …

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