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    4 Reasons to Sell This Winter

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | January 5, 2018

    Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family... Read More

    Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | January 4, 2018

    According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR),the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new and existing homes for sale created the perfect storm to accelerate the time between listing... Read More

    The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond the Financial

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | January 3, 2018

    Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is important that we remember this. Homeownership is... Read More

    How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | January 2, 2018

    Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a $250,000 home this... Read More

    Here’s to a Wonderful 2018!

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | January 2, 2018

    We hope 2018 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally! Read More

    Buying or Selling in 2018? 5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Pro

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | December 30, 2017

    Some Highlights: As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team! There are many benefits to using a local professional! Pick a professional who knows your local market and can help you... Read More

    There’s More to a Bubble Than Rising Home Prices

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | December 28, 2017

    What truly causes a housing bubble and the inevitable crash? For the best explanation, let’s go to a person who correctly called the last housing bubble – a year before it happened. “A bubble requires both overvaluation based on fundamentals and speculation. It is natural to focus on an asset’s fundamental value, but the real key... Read More

    Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | December 27, 2017

    We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain... Read More

    Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | December 26, 2017

    In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top... Read More

    Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Annual Pace in 11 Years

    By Kaye Dela Cruz | December 22, 2017

    Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.81 million, the highest pace since December 2006. The inventory of existing homes for sale has dropped year-over-year for the last 30 consecutive months and is now at a 3.4-month supply. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun had this to say: “Faster economic growth in recent quarters, the... Read More

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