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Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Home Price Deceleration Doesn’t Mean Home Price Depreciation

Experts in the real estate industry use a number of terms when they talk about what’s happening with home prices. And some of those words sound a bit similar but mean very different things. To help clarify what’s happening with home prices and where experts say they’re going, here’s a look at a few terms you may […]

Is the Housing Market Correcting?

Is the Housing Market Correcting?

If you’re following the news, all of the headlines about conditions in the current housing market may leave you with more questions than answers. Is the boom over? Is the market crashing or correcting? Here’s what you need to know. The housing market is moderating compared to the last two years, but what everyone needs to remember is that […]

FACT VS FICTION: THE TRUTH ABOUT TODAY’S HOUSING MARKET

FACT VS FICTION: THE TRUTH ABOUT TODAY’S HOUSING MARKET

One of the most important parts of being an agent is being able to have a relevant market opinion based on facts. And this goes beyond just your local data. When you think about it, most clients are already forming their own opinion of the market because of what they see in the national media. […]

Black, White & Luxe

Black, White & Luxe

Cool California Sensibility in Classically Leaning Pennsylvania That old adage about the “first pancake” being inedible didn’t apply to designer Brittany Hakimfar’s first house, which—thanks to her fervent efforts—looked straight out of the pages of a magazine, even before it graced these actual magazine pages. “This was my husband and my first home,” says Hakimfar, […]

Ten Blooming Trees For Your Garden!

Ten Blooming Trees For Your Garden!

We’re used to the green shades and textures of evergreens and the seasonal leaf changes of deciduous trees. But blooming trees expand beyond typical green to add a range of colors to your yard. Turn to these ten popular flowering trees to brighten your shade with color. Dogwood. Dogwoods produce white or pink blooms in […]

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always invariably be wrong.” […]

How you can Finance your Home Renovation

How you can Finance your Home Renovation

Outdated kitchen? Overrun backyard? Unusable basement space? If you have a home renovation project in mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the most common options to make your dreams become a reality. Cash. Paying in cash is the most straightforward financing option, just […]

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