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    • Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?

      Back in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in housing markets.” Greenspan went on to say: “The increase in the prevalence of interest-only loans and the introduction of more-exotic forms of adjustable-rate mortgages are developments of particular concern…some households may be employing these […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

      The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that it was cheaper to rent […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First

      Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home shopping. One great example of an agent who […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!

      The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 million in May, and are 2.2% below a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is a bad […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble

      With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom & bust.’ It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are four key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

      As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!

      Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Market

      As the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) continue to fall to their lowest points in years. There is no doubt that the housing market will continue to strengthen throughout 2018. However, there […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
      • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit.
      • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
      Written by Keeley Ryan