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REPOST: Housing Recovery to Pick Up Steam in 2016, but Challenges Remain

Steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016. However, persistent headwinds related to shortages and availability of lots and labor, along with

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Millennials Willing To Sacrifice To Finance Home Purchase

 

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5 tips to make the most of these market conditions

5 tips to make the most of these market conditions: Get invested. Not with money—with your time. Over and over, the successful agents we see are truly invested in something specific, something they have a passion for. Whether it’s community

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Underwater Homeowners Sink Deeper, Even as Home Values Rise

Owners of homes at the bottom of the market are trapped underwater on their mortgages even as the real estate market continues to recover. That’s because low-end homes—the most likely to be upside-down—are losing value. At the peak of the

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87% of U.S. Homes Qualify for Down Payment Help

RealtyTrac recently released a Down Payment Resource (DPR) on the availability of down payment programs across the country. Out of more than 78 million U.S. single family homes and condos, more than 68 million (87 percent) would qualify for a

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5 Surprising Homebuyer Turnoffs

1. Dirty or cluttered homes: OK, you’ve probably heard this one before so it’s not that surprising, but it’s a big deal. It can’t be overstated how important it is to keep your home spotless for a showing. No visible

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Turning a Lead into Two Transactions

When most real estate agents see that the lead they just received already owns a home they quickly categorize the lead as a long-term issue and don’t work the lead as well as we may think. As agents we are

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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part IV

The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Vacant Homes are Draining With vacant homes the

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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part III

The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant home Financial Hardship As real estate agents we have

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USHUD and Getting More Listings – Part II

The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Finding a House They Want When people start

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