The Main Reason to Use a Real Estate Professional When Selling Your House

Every homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home: Sell it for the best price Sell it within a predetermined time Sell it with the least amount of hassles Close on the sale the same day they move into their new home The fifth reason is the most obvious and the most important: They want to make sure it sells.    In order to dramatically increase the chances that the house sells, a homeowner should list with a real estate professional in their market. Why? Because agents have […]

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5 Factors to Weigh When Deciding What Size House to Buy

When deciding what size house you and your family need, you need to evaluate a number of factors. Most people lean toward the larger homes, but it is important to weigh the pros and cons of each option. 1. What are my long-term needs? The first step is to determine how long you plan to live in your home. Then you need to evaluate your size needs over that time period. For instance, do you plan to live in the home for at least 10 years and have three children? Or […]

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Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper –The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study:  1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available. “Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy […]

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