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Best First Time Buyer Neighborhoods Part 2: 38117

Want to purchase your first home in East Memphis but don't know where to look? 38117 is one of the best zip codes in all of Memphis with ample opportunity for first time buyers, move up buyers, and

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Best First Time Buyer Neighborhoods Part 1: 38119

There are so many great neighborhoods for first time buyers in the Memphis area and 38119 is one of the most affordable zip codes in all of Memphis. Since January 1st of 2019, 543 homes priced

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Is Moving The Boost You Need?

Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You NeedAs we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time

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The Difference Between An Appraisal and Inspection

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a

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6 Major Benefits of Homeownership

6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership TodayOver the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They&rsquo

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Housing Inventory Is At An All Time Low. What Does That Mean For You?

What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for YouThe real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by 

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Should You Sell Your Home This Year?

Is Right Now the Right Time to Sell? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsIf you’re on the fence about selling your house, now is a great time to take advantage of sky-high demand, low supply, and

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20% Down?

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low

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What Is The Economic Impact Of Buying A Home?

The Economic Impact of Buying a HomeWe’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact

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Position Yourself To Buy A Home This Year

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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Position Yourself To Buy A Home This Year

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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This Is Not A Housing Crisis

Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing CrisisIn times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past

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Two Big Homebuying Myths

Two Big Myths in the Homebuying ProcessThe 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals:

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Entry Level Homeowners Are in the Driver's Seat

Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s SeatOne thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights 

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Fall in Love with Homeownership!

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial.Being a part of a neighborhood,

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How Does the Housing Market Benefit with Uncertainty in the World

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the WorldIt’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the

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Why Should You List Your House?

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right NowThe success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many

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Top States Americans Moved to in 2019

The Top States Americans Moved to Last YearSome Highlights:Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from

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Does Pricing Your Home Right Make a Difference?

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big DifferenceEven though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your

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Homeownership Rate Is Rising!

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year HighRegardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau 

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The Strength of Our Economy Is Surprising to Experts

Strength of the Economy Is Surprising the ExpertsWe’re currently in the longest economic recovery in U.S. history. That has caused some to ask experts to project when the next economic

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Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step When Buying A Home In 2020

Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying JourneyWhen the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s

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Should Seniors "Age in Place"?

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means,“…that

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You Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner,

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Why Is It Difficult to Find Your Dream Home?

The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream HomeThe headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation

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Your 2020 Homebuying Checklist!

2020 Homebuying ChecklistSome Highlights:If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval.Being proactive about the

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What Are First-Time Home Buyers Searching For?

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This YearIn the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning

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Is 2020 the Year to Sell My Home?

Should I Sell My House This Year?If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and

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Where is the Housing Inventory?

Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason

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A TON of Reasons to Be Happy You're a Homeowner

5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a HomeownerStudies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that asset has

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Where the Housing Market is Headed in 2020

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020

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Will Homes Appreciate in 2020?

2020 Forecast Shows Continued Home Price AppreciationQuestions continue to rise around where home prices will head in 2020. The latest forecast from CoreLogic shows continued

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When Your House Becomes a Happy Home

When a House Becomes a Happy HomeWe talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.No

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Rental Prices on the Rise

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices on the RiseLooking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast,“We expect rates to remain low,

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Should You Hire a Realtor?

Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in

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Should You "FSBO"?

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today's market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own

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Expert Insights for the 2020 Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing MarketWhen closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we

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Surprising Predictions for Real Estate in 2020

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise YouThis will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible

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The Top Renovations to Maximize Your ROI!

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your

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3 Reasons to Buy a Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This YearOutside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home

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High Demand for Small(er) Homes

Big Demand for Small HomesMovies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different.Since 2015, the square footage of newly

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Are You Ready for the Spring Real Estate Market?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you

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There is a MULTITUDE of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your HouseIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months

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National "Cut Your Energy Costs" Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall

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Can Buying a Home Increase Your Future Wealth?

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future WealthAccording to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age.

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Luxury Market Forecast - 2020

2020 Luxury Market ForecastBy the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors

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Housing is More Affordable Today than in the Past!

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less AffordableThere’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim

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What Will the Impact of Low Housing Inventory Have on You?

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry

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Make Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and

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2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Want

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really WantIn a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their

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Where Are Homebuyers Heading?

Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to

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Did You Know - Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net WorthMany people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist 

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A Few Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy BillAs a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive.

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Is The Housing Market Rebounding?

3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the ReboundThe residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a

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Should You Renovate or Sell Now?

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or

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Pricing Your Home Correctly INCREASES Demand

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting

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Home Prices Continue to Increase

Home Prices Increase in Every Price RangeCoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed,“National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to

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What to Avoid After Applying for a Mortage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a MortgageCongratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new

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The Housing Market Is Still Going Strong

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and

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Are Home Values Going To Sink?

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to

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Access Plays a Key Role in Selling Your Home

The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House SoldSo, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you&rsquo

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Will Home Sales Continue to Increase in 2020?

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020

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Oh no... Are We Heading Towards Another 2008?

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat

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Is Home Ownership Still a Part of the American Dream?

Homeownership Will Always Be a Part of the American DreamOn Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream.Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with

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How Can Property Taxes Impact Your Mortgage Payment?

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage PaymentWhen buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might

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Should You Sell Your Home This Fall?

5 Reasons to Sell This FallBelow are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National

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Does an Economic Recession Mean We're Heading Towards a Housing Crisis?

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing CrisisSome Highlights:There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5.

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The "Cost of Convenience" When Selling Your Home - iBuyers

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an &ldquo.&

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What's Important When Moving With Kids?

Top Priorities When Moving with KidsAccording to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new

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Is There a Housing Affordability Crisis?

Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability CrisisIt seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it.

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Confidence In Housing Is At An All Time High Among Americans

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time HighFannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding

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Why Should You Grow Equity in Your Home?

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your HomeOver the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a

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Explaining 5 Myths of Real Estate Reality TV

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths ExplainedHave you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching

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Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 YearsMany of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price

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Why Is Now the Perfect Time to Sell Your House?

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your HouseAs a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I

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Will the Next Economic Slowdown Impact the Housing Market?

How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on HousingWe’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know

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Existing Home Sales Could Mean Now Is A Good Time To Sell

Existing Home Sales Point Toward a Good Time to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June.Low

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Self-Made Millionaire and Bestselling Author David Bach: The Costly Mistake Of Not Buying Now

Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying NowOn his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement: “Not prioritizing homeownership

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Down Payments: How Much Do You Know About Them?

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling

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Home Values Are Strong: It Could Be Time To Sell

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to SellThere’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a

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Should You Be Worried About Finding A Home When Yours Sells?

What a Difference a Year Makes for SellersOver the last few years, many sellers have been hesitant to put their houses on the market because they feared not being able to find another home to buy.We

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Should You Refinance Your Home?

Should I Refinance My Home?With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance.To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking

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Home Value Appreciation Forecast

Home Price Appreciation ForecastQuestions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.We;

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What's Happening With Home Prices?

What is Really Happening with Home Prices?Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current

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How do Millennials Feel About Homeownership?

Millennials: Optimistic & Ready to BuyA recent survey by the PulteGroup revealed that the Millennial generation has a more optimistic outlook regarding the American economy

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Are Millennials Buying Houses?

Who Says Millennials Are Not Buying Houses?We have often gone against the grain to promote the fact that Millennials have a stronger belief in homeownership than previous generations. Some

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Income & Millennials

Millennials & IncomeToday, Justin DeCesare returns as our guest blogger.  Justin is the CEO of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla, CA. - The KCM CrewMillennials

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The Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an InvestmentThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The

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It's Time to Move-up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s

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5 Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of RentOwning a home has great financial benefits.In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of

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Here Are 4 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster!

4 Tips to Sell Your Home FasterSince June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people

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Millennials Want... Condos!

Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for CondominiumsWhen deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs, budget, and in

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Why Shouldn't You FSBO?

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBORising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the

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What's the Best Investment According to Americans?

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best-

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What Should You Expect During a Home Inspection?

Know What to Expect at Your Home InspectionSo you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer

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Why Would You Sell Your House?

What Would Make You Sell Your House?There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of

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Your Amazing New Dream Home is Now Available

Your Amazing New Dream Home is Now AvailableOver the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream

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Here Are The Best Days to List Your Home For Sale

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past

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Are You Starting to Search for Your Dream Home? Check Out These 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be

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Pricing Your Home Accurately: 2 Things You Need to Know

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your HomeIn today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However,

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What is Important to Boomers When Selling Their Home?

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have

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The Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? Some Highlights:The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest

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3 Important Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it

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4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment!

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! Some Highlights:If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net

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5 More Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer!

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SummerHere are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index  from the

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Wondering What Your Budget Is? Get Pre-Approved!

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale.

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4 Reasons to Sell This Summer 2019

4 Reasons to Sell This SummerSome Highlights:Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are

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Will 2019 Be a Good Year for Real Estate?

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their

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Are There Benefits to Becoming a Homeowner?

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent 

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Spring Selling Season is Here!

Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for SaleThe spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates

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How to Price Your Home to Increase Demand

Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right

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Mortgage Ready Millennials

Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the

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Increasing Your Wealth Through Home Ownership

Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your

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When Should I Sell My House?

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to SellHeading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year

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About Me

I have lived in Memphis, Tennessee for the majority of my life. I was born in Germantown in 1995, grew up going to Germantown Baptist Church as a kid, and graduated from Harding Academy of

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