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 rising materials prices are impeding a more robust recovery, according to economists who participated in a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall Construction …

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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 sports, a church, local schools or politics, these agents have inserted themselves into the equation and are a visible presence in their community. Diversify marketing …

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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 down payment program available in the county where they are located based on the maximum price requirements for those programs and the estimated value of …

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Homes come in all shapes and sizes. They come in all types of designs and floor plans. They also come in all sorts of condition. Some are like magazine covers and some are more like a bad dream after a hurricane. Most are somewhere in the middle and we would like to buy them but they need our own special touch to make them our …

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