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The 10 Most In Demand Home Features

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Whether you are a first time home buyer or buying your fifth home, millenial or baby boomer; there are a number of features that are at the top of just about every home buyers list. A back porch or deck, newly renovated kitchen, and hardwood flooring are among the top home features house hunters say they…

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Home Improvements for the Holidays

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Are you planning on hosting friends or family this holiday season? It can seem like you might have a ton of small home improvement projects you need to accomplish before the guests arrive, but we have some tips to help your home look show-ready before they walk in the door. Let’s be honest, you have…

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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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How to Correctly Decipher Real Estate Trends

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With the ever fluctuating real estate market, it can be difficult to tell what is a trend and what is just noise. To be successful, you must have a reliable list of sources that you can trust and know to be accurate. Members of the Forbes Real Estate Council, below, discuss some ways they recommend staying on…

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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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California Housing Markets See Big Price Gains

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Over the next ten years, there are ten metro markets that will see an increase in home appreciation. All ten markets are in California. Recently, The Homebuying Institute released an article discussing home prices in the United States. Prices have slowed down over the past year or so, however, there are still some local real estate markets that…

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Why Choose a New Home? Infographic

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a home right now, you may be wondering whether you should give serious consideration to purchasing a new home instead of a resale home. Since new homes are generally believed to have a slightly higher price tag than resale homes, are the benefits of a new home purchase really worth…

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What Amenities Are Luxury Home Buyers Most Interested In?

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What amenities are most desired by home buyers who plan to spend more than $500,000 on their home? That was a question recently posed in a National Association of Home Builders’ study. Below is a graphic showing the percentage of buyers who rated each amenity as a strong preference. What about you? Which of these…

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