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Monthly Archives: August 2018

    Top 3 Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market

    By Susanne Casey | August 30, 2018

    There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that we may be doomed to repeat ourselves. Others are just plain wrong when it comes to what it takes to qualify for a... Read More

    Why are Existing Home Sales Down?

    By Susanne Casey | August 30, 2018

                            The latest Existing Home Sales Report issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that home sales have decreased for four consecutive months and are at their slowest pace in over two years. This has some industry leaders puzzled considering the fact that the economy is... Read More

    What Does the Recent Rash of Price Reductions Mean to the Real Estate Market?

    By Susanne Casey | August 23, 2018

    Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions across the country. According to the report: There are more price cuts now than a year ago in over two-thirds of the nation’s largest metros About 14% of all listings had a price cut in June Since the... Read More

    Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 and 2018

    By Susanne Casey | August 16, 2018

    Some are attempting to compare the current housing market to the market leading up to the “boom and bust” that we experienced a decade ago. They look at price appreciation and conclude that we are on a similar trajectory, speeding toward another housing crisis. However, there is a major difference between the two markets. Last... Read More

    Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

    By Susanne Casey | August 9, 2018

    The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that it was cheaper to rent than buy in... Read More

    Renters for a Weekend or a While: What’s the Best Use of Your Investment Property?

    By Sarah Corder | August 2, 2018

    The residential rental market is now the fastest-growing segment of the housing market. In the United States, the demand for single-family rentals, defined as either detached homes or townhouses, has risen 30 percent in the past three years.1 And in Canada, rental units now account for nearly one-third of the country’s homes, with particular demand... Read More

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