Category Archives: Home Sales

Find Some Savings: Take Steps to Reduce or Eliminate PMI

Historically, purchasing a new home required a buyer to have a down payment of at least 20 percent. However, as housing prices continued to rise dramatically in recent decades, this became more and more difficult for homeowners to do. To meet the demands of home buyers, many banks started offering mortgages with as little as…
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9 Things Home Sellers Do During the Holidays That Scare Off Buyers

By Janet Siroto, Realtor Once upon a time, the month of December was a snow-swept dead zone for selling your home. The thinking was, “Why even bother showing it? No one is home shopping now.” Fast-forward to today’s full-boil real-estate market, however, and this traditional home-selling timeline has changed. Even amid the holiday hubbub, people…
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Most Americans Now Believe It’s a Good Time To Buy a Home, Despite Soaring House Prices—Here’s Why

By Jacob Passy, MarketWatch Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup. Some 53% of Americans believe it is a good time to buy, Gallup reported Tuesday, citing the results of a survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. adults…
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