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CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells Agents Go for the Gold!

CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells Agents Go for the Gold!While the 2016 Olympic games are underway in Rio, the agents of CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells are going for the GOLD right here in Binghamton!

The agents got together to film several commercials that are airing during NBC coverage of the games in the Greater Binghamton market.

The spots show off our Realtors' swiftness and enthusiasm, the same skills they use when helping home buyers and sellers.

Click here to watch them now!

Whether buying or selling, call us to see why SOLD IS GOLD!

Home Sales at Highest Level in Over 9 Years

Sales of existing homes rose 1.8% in May, the highest level since early 2007 and up 4.5% since May 2015. A combination of low mortgage rates and a relatively healthy job outlook has led to elevated demand for homes. Homes sold in May were typically on the market for just 32 days-the shortest marketing time measured since the National Association of Realtors began tracking the figure in 2011.

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7 Reasons to Own a Home

Tax benefits.The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home.

Appreciation.Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each year from 1972 through 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The recent housing crisis has caused some to question the long-term value of real estate, but even in the most recent 10 years, which included quite a few very bad years for housing, values are still up 7.0 percent on a cumulative basis. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 10 to15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.

Equity.Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.