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Experts Comment on the Housing Market

September 17, 2013 8:36 am

Rick Judson, chairman of NAHB Responding to the report that over 80% of housing markets are improving: “While there is still plenty of room for growth, this is an excellent indication of how the housing recovery has begun to take hold across more geographical areas.” Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo Chief Financial Officer “When you look [...]

Housing Inventory Making a Comeback

September 16, 2013 8:36 am

The shortage of homes for sale earlier in the year created an imbalance of supply to demand which resulted in double digit year-over-year price increases nationally. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the inventory of homes for sale is now beginning to reach more normal levels. The article reported: “Housing inventories increased in [...]

Are You Applying for Top Agent or Top Chef?

September 12, 2013 8:33 am

We are sometimes amused by the marketing strategies being used by many real estate agents. We often question whether they are trying to build a brand as a true real estate professional or one as a great culinary expert. Cherry pie and chocolate chip cookie recipes abound. Is that the way you want the consumer to view [...]

Pricing Your House to Sell Can Be Tricky

September 11, 2013 8:33 am

The housing market is finally recovering. Sales are up and so are prices. That means good news for anyone thinking about selling. However, we must be careful not to fall into the trap of over exuberance. Pricing a house incorrectly when it is first listed for sale can be a huge mistake. Ken H. Johnson, [...]

Thinking of Selling Your House? 5 Reasons to Do it Now

September 10, 2013 8:27 am

Many now realize that it is a great time to buy a home. Today, we want to look at why it might also be an opportune time to sell your house. Here are the Top 5 Reasons we believe now may be a perfect time to put your house on the market. 1.) Demand Is [...]