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First-time home buyers

3 Tips to Help You Beat the Home Buying Market

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If you are looking to buy a home, it can be tricky in a seller’s market. With home prices continuing to reach new highs and mortgage interest rates remaining low, it is a challenging time to be in the market for a new home. What if you had a couple tips that could help you…

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The Ideal Millennial Home

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Surprisingly, or not, millennials prefer a different home layout than other generations. Millennials are more inclined to want features such as two-story homes, open layouts, and a greater number of bedrooms and bathrooms than other generations, according to data from NAHB’s “What Home Buyers Really Want” report. According to a recent article from the National Association…

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Sonoma County Housing Pricing Increases

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The fires in October 2017 in Sonoma County have many residents that were affected re-evaluating their housing situation.  Instead of rebuilding homes that were lost in the fire, many are opting to buy a pre-existing home. This wave of buyers is driving up the costs of single-family homes and putting pressure on an already dwindled…

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What the Millennial Home Buyer Wants

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Millennials are entering the housing market full force, and they know what they want. And DON’T want. Not surprisingly, the wants of a Millennial differ from Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. A recent article from NAHBnow.com put together a list of the top 10 features millennials want in their home compared to other generations. No. 1 on…

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Expert Predictions for the Second Half of 2019

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The first half of 2019 saw the housing market (finally) start to shift away from being a seller’s market. While sellers are still holding a lot of sway, buyers are seeing prices drop and negotiating power rise. This is great news for first-time homebuyers, most of whom are millennials. Right now is a very good…

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Realogy Teams Up With Amazon to Simplify Home Buying Process

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The largest real estate company in the United States has teamed up with Amazon to create Turnkey, a new homebuying program that simplifies the process of finding and settling into a new home. Realogy is trusted and known for their brands Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International…

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A Look at the Housing Market Halfway Through 2019

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Wow. Believe it or not, we are more than halfway done with 2019. With the slow start to the year, it seemed as though the housing market was not only going to slow down but could be in a turn for many in the housing industry to start panicking. With mortgage rates dropping, many people…

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Homeownership A Strong Investment

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The American Dream of homeownership is still high on many Americans wishlist. Sixty-five percent of households nationwide view buying a home in their ZIP code as a good financial investment, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Housing Expectations. Additionally, the majority of renter households are reporting they’d rather own…

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Millennial Homebuyers a Major Opportunity for US Housing Market

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Over the next five to ten years 3.1 million millennials are going to enter the age of typical first-time homebuyers. However, due to low inventory for homes, student debt, and delayed marriage (amongst other factors), almost 22% of millennials are returning home to live with their parents after college graduation. According to a recent analysis…

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Millennial Home Buyers Face Shortage of Starter Homes

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A few reasons Millennials might want to purchase and own a home include security, independence, building equity, stability, and financial flexibility. However, signs are showing that it will be difficult for the millenial age group to accomplish this due to a tight supply of starter homes for young potential home buyers. A recent article from Forbes…

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