Year-End Market Report

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While there is fluctuation by area and price range, overall, values are up. Median sale price was up 12 percent and mean sale price per square foot was up 10 percent over November 2015. With interest rates...
The 7 Best Home Improvements You'll Ever Make

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​If you’re the type of homeowner who loves to lavish a little TLC on your home in the form of some smart renovations, the question remains: What are the very best home improvements to make? Whether...
October, 2016 Real Estate Market Update

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The 2008 recession took most by surprise. In hindsight, understanding the phases that make up a typical real estate market cycle should give us insight to where our market will move in the future. In his...
How Long Does It Really Take to Close on a House?

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You’ve turned on (and hopefully off) at least 20 water faucets and peered into about 50 closets (oh, the things you’ve seen!). And now, at long last, you’ve found the perfect home. So you make an offer,...
August, 2016 Real Estate Market Update

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In discussing the 2016 summer market, Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com’s chief economist said, “The best spring in a decade has transitioned into the hottest summer in a decade”, and went on to name two...
What's the Cost of a Home Appraisal?

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If you need a mortgage to buy a home, your lender will require a home appraisal—where a professional estimates the value of your place to make sure it’s at least enough to cover the mortgage. While the...