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FIRST TIME BUYER OR MOVE UP, DO IT NOW

REAL ESTATE MARKET IS DEFINITELY HEATING UP AND PRICES ARE STARTING TO GO UP WITH IT. THERE ARE TWO MESSAGES IN THIS: IF YOU ARE A PROSPECTIVE MOVE UP BUYER, SELLING NOW AND GETTING THAT MORE PERFECT HOUSE WILL NEVER BE CHEAPER. IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME BUYER, GETTING Read More

MORTGAGE RATES JUST JUMPED, BUT ONLY TO 4%

Last week, mortgage interest rates jumped over the 4% mark for the first time this year according to Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Market Survey. In an article in Housing Wire, a Bankrate analyst explained: “Mortgage rates rocketed higher following a stronger than expected monthly employment report. The good news on the Read More

BIG REASONS TO BUY A FIRST OR MOVE UP HOME

ANOTHER WAY TO SAY KIND OF THE SAME THING – AND IT DESERVES REPEATING AND REPEATING AND REPEATING. TIME TO BUY IS NOW. WHY? PRICES HAVE BOTTOMED OUT AND INTEREST RATES HAVE ONLY GOT ONE WAY TO GO — UP. IT WILL NEVER BE CHEAPER THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW. Read More

HOME VALUES COMPARED TO THE PEAK, IS ANOTHER BUBBLE FORMING?

IS ANOTHER BUBBLE FORMING? I SAY NO, AT LEAST NOT YET. THE FORCE THAT DROVE THE LAST BUBBLE WAS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BAD LOANS THAT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE. (THANK YOU FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THAT, AND THAT IS A STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY). RIGHT NOW, THAT IS NOT Read More