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Over half of all homebuyers in many markets are competing with multiple offers and facing bidding wars when they place an offer on a house. Here are three strategies you may want to consider if you’re serious about winning a bidding war. 1: Offer More Than the List PriceIn this case, be sure to get...
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Bidding for a new home can get pretty fierce in today’s market.  Here are three potential solutions to avoid getting outbid on your new home: Turn in your loan paperwork BEFORE you place an offer.  In many cases, you are bidding against cash buyers who don’t need to wait for financing approvals.  Look at it...
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An insurance agent, mortgage originator, and real estate agent all walk into their local bar… Well actually, their local bar association… These three salespeople have an annual income that would make the average attorney blush. Further, none of these three professionals graduated with student loan debt. Seem plausible? Absolutely! The insurance, mortgage, and real estate...
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These four questions can help you make smarter mortgage and housing choices: Why is it better to buy a home right now vs. renting a home?  Buying a home usually requires more upfront capital, more ongoing expenses and a longer-term commitment.  Make sure to run the numbers with a professional to evaluate whether you’d be better...
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Most people buy homes in the spring and summer.  However, the winter can be a fantastic time to buy a home because: You are competing with fewer buyers.  One main reason why most buyers wait until the spring or summer to buy a house is that they don’t want to move their children to a...
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House prices are determined by housing supply, housing demand, and housing affordability. HOUSING SUPPLY: WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK? Housing supply measures how many months it would take to sell all the houses currently listed for sale, at the current pace of home sales. For example, if there are 600 homes currently listed for sale, and an average...
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Whether you’ve been looking for a home for a long time now, or you’re just about to get started on the hunt, you’re probably wondering how long should you spend looking for a new home. Does it take weeks to find your forever home, or months or even a year? What’s typical? There Is No...
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It’s more likely that someone will incur an injury on moving day than on an ordinary day. The reason is that people are moving in ways that they don’t normally move, loads can be heavy, and accidents do happen. However, most injuries on moving day can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions. Use...
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Many baby boomers are reaching retirement age. If they set up their financial planning well, while younger, they should have accumulated enough wealth to have some discretionary money available for making investments. Others, who may be just starting out, have some investment capital but not necessarily enough to buy a piece of commercial real estate...
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There are a few things to consider, when selling a home, that will help you maximize your potential for a better sales price. Seasoned real estate professionals are one of your best resources for these tips. The Buyer’s First Impression Is Emotional The first goal is to improve the buyer’s first impression when they see...
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