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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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Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.

4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

5. They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Don't let these common mistakes hurt your chances of getting the house you want! Contact us today to set up a meeting with one of our highly qualified agents who can guide you through the homebuying experience, step by step!

Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip

Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip - Year-over-year gains in Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership demonstrate that the housing recovery continues to move forward on firm footing despite a drop in housing sentiment during the fall, according to Fannie Mae’s December National Housing Survey results. Forty-nine percent of consumers surveyed believe home prices will go up over the next 12 months, compared to [...] [Daily Real Estate News]