Chris Garguilo's Blog Posts

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Seller

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for

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3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE);

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Why Homeownership Is Still The American Dream (Video)

Why Homeownership Is Still The American DreamOwning your home provides many benefits, including stability, safety, and personal pride. Let's connect if you're dreaming of homeownership this year

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Real Estate with Mr.G - Livestream Broadcast of 07-24-21 PREVIEW

This Saturday at 7 pm, we will discuss whether or not the Real Estate Market is showing signs of cooling down.  Very informative episode geared to new homebuyers.  See you at 7 pm! 

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Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsThe language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage

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Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both

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Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in,

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3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is

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What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise?

In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there’s

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Weekly Podcast for 07-17-21 (Video Preview)

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and Every Saturday at 7 pm.This week's topic: "Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns"A must see discussion for today's home purchasers!View at: 

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Experts Agree: Options Are Improving for Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsBuyers hoping for more homes to choose from may be in luck as housing inventory begins to rise. Many experts agree – new sellers listing their homes is great news

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Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it

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Housing Supply Is Rising. What Does That Mean for You?

An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we

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Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market Why This Isn’t Your Typical Summer Housing Market | MyKCM

In real estate, it’s normal to see ebbs and flows in the market. Typically, the summer months are slower-paced than the traditionally busy spring. But this isn’t a typical summer. As the

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4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re

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How to Stay Motivated as a Buyer in a Sellers' Market (VIDEO)

If you're a homebuyer, today's market requires patience and persistence. Let's connect to make sure you have an expert guide along the.

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Livestream Podcast this Saturday, 07-10-21, at 7 pm

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and every Saturday at 7 pm.This week's topic: "The Truths Young Homebuyers Need to Hear!" A must see discussion for today's young homebuyers who are looking to

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Your Home Equity Can Take You Places [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsThe amount of wealth Americans have stored in their homes has increased astronomically.On average, homeowners gained $33,400 in equity over the last 12 months, and the

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Selling Your House in Today's Market? Make Sure You Price It Right.

There’s no denying we’re in a sellers’ market. With low inventory and high buyer demand, homes today are selling above the asking price at a record rate. According to the

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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what

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A Look at Home Price Appreciation Through 2025

Home prices have increased significantly over the last year, which in turn has grown the net worth of homeowners. Appreciation and home equity are directly linked – as the value of a home

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Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your money. The

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" - Podcast for 07-03-21 at 7 pm

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and every Saturday at 7 pm.This week's topic: "What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?" A must see discussion for today's home

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Summer is a Great Time for an Upgrade! (VIDEO)

Summer Is a Great Time To UpgradeJuly 1, 2021If you're ready to upgrade your home, summer is a great time to do so. Let's connect to get your house listed so you can find your dream.

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Happy Independence Day 2021!

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence.

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Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.

The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone has an opinion. Yet, when it comes down to it, the opinions

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What Do Experts See on the Horizon for the Second Half of the Year?

As we move into the latter half of the year, questions about what’s to come are top of mind for buyers and sellers. Near record-low mortgage rates coupled with rising home price appreciation

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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest 

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Save Time and Effort by Selling with an Agent

Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewing legal

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and Every Saturday at 7 pm

This week's topic: "5 Tips for Homebuyers for When Making an Offer in Today's Market."  A must see discussion for today's home purchasers.You can view at the following sites.https:/

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Homebuyers: Hang in There [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsToday’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers.Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and home prices

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Tips for Seller (Video 6-24-21)

Tips for Today's Sellers June 24, 2021 Even in today's ultimate sellers' market, it's key to have an expert guide when you sell your house. Let's connect to optimize your home sale this.

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Demand for Vacation Homes Is Still Strong

The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the challenges of the

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Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year

Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realizing it. In a

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Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a Home!

You may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important?

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Owning a Home Has Distinct Financial Benefits Over Renting [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsWhen you rent, you build your landlord’s wealth, your monthly payment depends on ever-rising rents, and you don’t benefit from home price appreciation.On

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" - Livestream Broadcast, Saturday 6-19-21 at 7 pm.

"Real Estate with Mr. G" Saturday and Every Saturday at 7 pm. This week's topic: Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage! We will discuss how more people who wished to sell their

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Housing Wealth: The Missing Piece of the Affordability Equation

The real estate market is soaring today. Residential home values are rising, and that’s a big win for homeowners. In 2020, there was a double-digit increase in home values – a trend that

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Don’t Wait To Sell Your House

We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market right now. If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling, you have a huge advantage in today’s housing market. High buyer demand paired

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Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage

The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A

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The Right Expert Will Guide You Through This Unprecedented Market

In a normal market, it’s good to have an experienced guide coaching you through the process of buying or selling a home. That person can advise you on important things like pricing 

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Have Your Day in the Sun by Moving Up This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsLonger days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of your dreams?If your needs have changed,&

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Preparing your Home for Sale (Old Vintage Reel)

I came across an old black and white educational film from the 1950's giving tips on how to prepare your home for sale.  Though older, it is still very informative.  Enjoy!;

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My Seller and Buyer Guides are NOW available for Summer 2021!

These guides can be downloaded at: https://realestatewithmrg.blog/resource-materials/;

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Why This Is Not Like 2008 Again

During the Great Recession, just over a decade ago, the financial systems the world depended on started to collapse. It created a panic that drove some large companies out of business (ex. Lehman

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Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of any item is determined by how many items are available compared

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In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some

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Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second Home

When stay-at-home mandates were enforced last year, many households realized their homes didn’t really fulfill their new lifestyle needs. An office (in some cases two), a media room, space for

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Top Great Reasons To Own Your Home

Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Weekly Podcasts

"Real Estate with Mr. G" PodcastsReal Estate with Mr. G" Livestream every Saturday Evening at 7:00 PM. This week's episode, we will discuss "6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month". Go

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Dreaming of a Larger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?

Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to work remotely for the long-term or your overall needs

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What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to

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Six (6) Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest

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We Remember, Today and Always

We remember and honor those who gave.

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Preview of "Real Estate with Mr. G" this Saturday, 05/29/21 at 7 pm

TOPIC: Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading? Watch at https://realestatewithmrg.blog/broadcast-live/                       

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Homes Across the Country Are Selling Super Fast!

Some HighlightsIn today’s whirlwind real estate market, houses are selling at astonishing speed – from sea to shining sea.Four years ago, the average house spent 39 days on the market.

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How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors

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Buying a Home Is Still Affordable

The last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and

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3 Housing Options for Seniors Nearing Retirement

My personal blog, RealEstatewithMrG.blog,  is getting more popular. Below is a 5th submission from an outside writer requesting to post on my blog. You can view and subscribe if you wish.

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Where Do Experts Say the Housing Market Is Heading?

As we enter the middle of 2021, many are wondering if we’ll see big changes in the housing market during the second half of this year. Here’s a look at what some experts have to say

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Three (3) Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House

Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means

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Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsFor the eighth year in a row, real estate maintained its position as the preferred long-term investment among Americans.Real estate has been gaining ground against stocks,

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Preview of "Real Estate with Mr. G" this Saturday at 7 pm

                                       (click the graphic above to see video!)On the May 22nd

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How to prepare for a bidding war in today's HOT Market! (VIDEO)

                                  (Click on above graphic to see video)It's Critical To Be Prepared for a Bidding

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Should I Move or Refinance?

The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a

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Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

One of the biggest questions in real estate today is, “When will sellers return to the housing market?” An ongoing shortage of home supply has created a hyper-competitive environment for

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Most Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold

Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a

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Please Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for

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When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money! (Great Graphic)

Some HighlightsSelling a house is no small task. If you decide to try to do it on your own, keep in mind you’ll be responsible for all the expert-level work of a real estate professional

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Your Property Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert!

Homebuyers are flooding the housing market right now to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Many have a sense of urgency to find a home soon since experts forecast a steady

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It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance

Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed

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Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate Throughout The Year

It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of ppreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google 

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House No

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is

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The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval!

Some Highlights Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Possibly Cost You a Small Fortune!

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now

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Are Interest Rates Expected to Increase Over the Next Year?

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this

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Four (4) Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there&

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Most Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While 

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Should I Buy Now or Wait? Good question!

Some HighlightsIf you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts

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Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again? April 2021

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would

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Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year (2021)

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra

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Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Strong Momentum?

Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second

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Four (4) Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House

Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell

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"Real Estate with Mr. G" Live Broadcast at 7 pm, tomorrow, at 7 pm

On this episode we will discuss whether or not we will have the same Real Estate Bubble burst that we had back in 2007.  We will compare the economies, discuss about creating more inventory by

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Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Current Real Estate Headlines - Real Estate with Mr. G Newsletter 04-23-21

Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines  Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March,

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This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some HighlightsIn a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market.When

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Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Current Real Estate Headlines

Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping

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Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your New Home

This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planing to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great

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82,338 WONDERFUL Reasons to Buy a Home Today

The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner

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How Long Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to

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Real Estate with Mr. G - Livestream Broadcast, Saturday 4-17-21 at 7 pm.

Real Estate with Mr. G, Livestream Broadcast, Saturday at 7 pm. 2021 - 5 Real Estate Myth Busters The current real estate market is quite different from a year ago. Listings are receiving multiple

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Tax Refund + Stimulus = Home Ownership Video (Click on Graphic)

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Checks May Help You Reach Your Homeownership GoalsApril 15, 2021If you're ready to buy your first home, your tax refund and stimulus savings may cover more of a down

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Why This Is a Great Year to List Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacatios we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on

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93% of Americans Believe a House Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re

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Some Buyers Would Rather Have a Smaller Home

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller HomesOver the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the

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Four (4 ) Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in

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Top 4 Reasons to Own a Home

Owning a home can have an incredible impact on your quality of life. Let's connect if you're                            ready to

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Tax Refund + Stimulus = Home Ownership NEWSLETTER

<!doctype html>*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year  If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down

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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum: Infographic

Some HighlightsIf your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that

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Most Recent Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675

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Homeownership is Chock Full of Financial Benefits!

Homeownership Is Full of Financial BenefitsA Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today

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Tax Refund + Stimulus = Home Ownership

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the

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Yes, it's a seller's market, but you shouldn't try to sell on your own.

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For SaleBy Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted

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Defining a Seller's Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the

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Is Owning a Home Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes:“The idea of a place of one

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