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Housing Bubble

Is a Housing Bubble Forming? Experts and Data Prove No

Every industry has a market, but very few industries help drive the economy like real estate. With that, comes a lot of speculation that leads to making individuals feel a bit uncomfortable—especially when deciding to purchase a home. One reason that economists tend to analyze the real estate market is because it has a lot […]

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Real Estate sales contract being signed

Sales Contracts Peak High in Recent Months: What This Means

In recent months, contracts for home sales peaked as potential home buyers rushed to take advantage of low mortgage rates. The PHSI indicator, pending home sales index, rose 3.5% in February from the previous month according to National Association of Realtors. February also marked the highest level for pending home sales for seven months straight. […]

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Home Equity: Knowing Where You Stand

It always seems as if the stench of bad news lingers for a while. This certainly seems to be the case when it comes to talking about home equity. In fact, a recent Equity Report from Core Logic stated that over 250,000 homes regained equity during the last half of 2015. Although, you may be […]

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Worry carved into sand on the beach

Recent La Jolla Sales Decline: Why Home Sellers Shouldn’t Worry

You thought a lot about putting your home on the market. It took you weeks to find the right listing agent and months getting your home in show-ready condition. Now, you feel a little worried about the market since home sales took a small decline. Rest assured, there is no need for worry. In fact, […]

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Existing Home Sales Bounce Back Despite Low Inventory

A recent post in Keeping Current Matters peaked our interest so we thought we’d share it here on our blog. According to this infographic, home sales in December were 14.7% higher than in November, making it the largest month-over-month increase ever recorded. Home inventory levels are also still well below historic norms at a 3.9-months […]

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Boomerang

3 Top Tips for Boomerang Buyers

According to TransUnion, more than 1.5 million potential homebuyers may re-enter the housing market over the next four years. What’s the reason for the hiatus in the first place? Simply put, foreclosure. The unfortunate turn of events regarding the 2008 economy impacted a lot of Americans. The downward spiral left millions packing up and moving […]

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The American Dream of Homeownership is Still Possible

Almost all Americans aspire to reach the American dream.  Even though that dream can vary for many, there seems to be one consistent variable. That variable is homeownership, and it’s typically the foundation for an individual’s net worth. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), over 90% of households still […]

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Top Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Happy 2016! If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, hiring a real estate professional is the first place you’ll want to start. Making the initial decision to embark on this journey is a big decision, and a qualified real estate professional can help you to make sound and smart decisions along the way. […]

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Home Prices in 2016 Are Projected to Rise: Consider Buying Sooner Than Later

As we head into 2016, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the predictions from industry experts we trust. While it’s hard to say for certain what lies in store for the year ahead, there are some notable highlights including the percentage of positive home equity that […]

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Increase Your Net Worth… As a Homeowner

  Did you know you can increase your net worth by being homeowner? If you’re renting, but have been thinking about buying, you might want to explore your options and consider taking the leap into homeownership. Consider the True Cost of Renting Unless you’re able to live somewhere rent free, the truth is you’re paying a mortgage […]

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