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How Much Should You Pay for Your Home?

Your CENTURY 21® Sbarra & Wells real estate professional can help you find out what other homes have sold for in the area, and how much money you might have to put into repairs or renovations. These considerations should be a factor along with the amount you're comfortable spending.

In addition to sale prices of other comparable homes, there are several ways you can come up with a winning bid. For example:

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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Owning Homes Saves Taxpayers Billions!

Take a quick look at this infographic to see how much money homeowners have saved through real estate deductions. Spoiler alert: They kept in their pockets roughly $100 billion in 2012 alone!