Our Thoughts

Market Conditions for Entry to Remain Tight Despite Drop in Foreclosure Inventory

For the last five to six years, the number of foreclosures has been steadily declining since hitting a peak. December 2015’s total of 32,000 completed foreclosures represented a decline of nearly 73 percent from their monthly peak of 118,000 reached in September 2010, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.  The elevated foreclosure numbers in…
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5 UNEXPECTED SIDE BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP

You already know about the tax benefits of buying a home and the long-term financial advantages created by rising home values and bankable equity. But some of the associated benefits of homeownership might surprise you. 1. Pride of ownership You understand the idea of pride of ownership, but maybe you've never actually felt it. You…
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Three Ways to Invest in A Home and Not Get Hurt

Buy low, sell high. That's the investor's maxim that never fails. The trick is in knowing when to buy and when to sell. Investing in a home is never as easy or as quick to deliver returns as you may wish. We all want to ride the boom and avoid the crash. Here are three…
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May/June 2015 Market Pulse

Spring selling got off to a sunny start with the sales pace of existing homes hitting an 18-month high in March and NAR’s forward-looking Pending Home Sales Index showing continued improvement moving into summer. But inventory shortages and price increases continue to pose hurdles.   Who’s Buying? Home buyer demographics have shifted dramatically. The share…
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