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Real Estate Trends

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For over a decade, the real estate industry has been gaining strength.  While there has been talks and concerns about a potential real estate bubble, the current real estate trends are showing that the market fundamentals are remaining strong. In a recent article published by The Motley Fool they state that “Traditionally, real estate follows…

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10 Trends to Watch in 2020

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With just a few more weeks left in 2019, we are looking ahead to 2020 and what it will bring the real estate industry. In the annual Emerging Trends report from the Urban Land Institute, we get a sense that we’re in for a soft landing, not a sudden crash. While economic and political uncertainty…

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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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New Home Sales Will Reach 13-Year High

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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is almost over and we are just a few weeks away from 2020. As we near the new year, experts in the real estate industry are already predicting 2020 to be a great year for home buying and selling. The National Association of Realtors is predicting that new home…

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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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Are Rate Cuts Coming?

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Good news for homebuyers. The Federal Reserve is going to be dropping rates once again. Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, stated that the Fed would act “as appropriate” in order to maintain the current economic expansion. As we near 2020, it is predicted the Fed will continue dropping rates to keep up with the longest economic…

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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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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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