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Fast facts on housing market November 2017

Fast Facts About the Housing Market: November 2017

By Mary Mack / December 28, 2017
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Was the U.S. housing market something you said you were thankful for at the Thanksgiving table? If not, it should have been! According to Realtor.com, sales in November were 3.8% higher than a year ago and were at their strongest…

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How to Save Money This Holiday Season—Without Being a Grinch

By Aly Yale / December 19, 2017
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Don’t want to spend all your cash this season, but still aspire to buy your loved ones all those gifts they’ve been eyeing? Thankfully, wanting to save money doesn’t have to mean being a Grinch in this day and age.…

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Fast Facts About the Housing Market: October 2017

By Austin White / December 12, 2017
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In September, we saw existing home sales rise for the first time in three months. Then, in October, the market got even hotter with existing home sales increasing to their strongest pace since earlier this summer. However, supply and demand weren’t quite in sync—there were fewer closings on an annual basis for the second straight month due to supply shortages.

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Could Getting Married Affect Your Ability to Get a Mortgage?

By Aly Yale / December 7, 2017
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Marriage is a big deal, both personally and financially. Once you say those “I dos,” everything changes. Your lives are intertwined forever—and that includes your money, your credit score and your financial history. As such, marriage can have a huge…

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Brand loyalty: What Makes Us Refer a Company or Product?

By Tim Coutis / December 4, 2017
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Loyaly is most often tied to emotion and golden retrievers, so it might sound odd to think any of us is loyal to a brand, corporation, or product. If you own an Android phone and have wondered why iPhone users…

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Buying in a Competitive Market: How to Boost Your Chances and Get the Best Deal

By Aly Yale / November 22, 2017
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It’s no secret that today’s real estate market is a little tight on inventory. The shortage of supply is driving up prices, increasing the number of bidding wars and pushing buyer competition to a fever pitch.

So what’s a buyer to do?

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What Buyers Don’t Want: 4 Homebuyer Turn-offs to Avoid

By Aly Yale / November 21, 2017
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It may be an inventory-strapped market, but that doesn’t mean people are willing to buy anything. Today’s homebuyers still want a great home, in a great location, at a great price – and sellers need to do their best to…

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