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What Determines a ‘Kind Community’? Do You Live in One?

What Determines a ‘Kind Community’? Do You Live in One? I’m sure we all have stories of neighborly deeds and random acts of kindness, but how do you determine where an entire community fits on the ‘kindness scale’? WalletHub thinks they’ve got it, and indeed their list of the top 6 Kindest Cities would appear… Read More

Study: Comfort, Safety and Value Motivate Choice of Smart Home Technology

Study: Comfort, Safety and Value Motivate Choice of Smart Home Technologyy There are lots of folks quick to adopt new technology because it’s exciting and amusing; switching phones with every new version, bigger and better TVs, the latest laptops and tablets. But when it comes to smart home tech, homeowners preferences favor security and well-being…. Read More

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Video: What’s the Word on Mortgage Lending Standards? Better.

Video: What’s the Word on Mortgage Lending Standards? Better. Mortgage lending regulations, along with mortgage interest rates, are fickle. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on them, they will change. Fortunately for home buyers mortgage lending standards have recently been changing for the better. At the end of last year and the first… Read More

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Is Real Estate Where Millennials Part with OnLine Engagement?

Millennials are known for being bright, quick to adopt, and intent on exploring online interaction opportunities, but according to a well-known financial fitness website, Millennials prefer a solid, face-to-face relationship when it’s time to purchase a home. Millennials are overwhelmingly choosing local Realtors and Mortgage Lenders over the growing uncertainty of online home buying options…. Read More

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Jane Fonda has Great Taste, and it’s For Sale

Jane Fonda has Great Taste, and it’s For Sale. Lots of glass, recessed lighting and mid-century modern flair… what a remarkable home! Even with sleek surfaces and acute angles this elegant contemporary residence manages to convey a surprising sense of warmth through engaging artwork, warm wood flooring and complementary earthy tones. Night, day or the… Read More

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Did an Unseasonably Warm Winter Cause Spring Home Prices to Escalate?

Did an Unseasonably Warm Winter Cause Spring Home Prices to Escalate? We experienced an unseasonably warm winter, at the same time housing prices pushed higher, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) report, showing national quarterly home price growth at 0.9 percent. The Spring market boom started early this year and stronger… Read More

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Infographic: Does the Gender Pay-Gap Price Single Females Out of the Home Buying Market?

Infographic: Does the Gender Pay-Gap Price Single Females Out of the Home Buying Market? Of the single home-buyers I’ve dealt with over the past several years, I would estimate that 80% were female. My personal statistics do not square with the national average. On the other hand, Real Estate is still very reasonably priced in… Read More

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Western Home Buyers Leading the Nation, Taking Advantage of a Healthy Real Estate Market

Western Home Buyers Leading the Nation, Taking Advantage of a Healthy Real Estate Market. I can attest to the fact that this has been a remarkably dynamic home buying season. The Spring market is historically busy but this year’s activity seems to have been given a little extra boost. Hard to say why, although I… Read More

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Singles Now Recognizing the Value of FHA Home Loans

Singles Now Recognizing the Value of FHA Home Loans I’ve long been a fan of FHA loans. They do exactly what they were intended to do – ensure that homeownership is not out of reach for the average American, and stabilize the country’s Real Estate Market. Contrary to popular belief, an FHA home loan is… Read More

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Odds Are Good You’ll Be Moving to Phoenix

Odds Are Good You’ll Be Moving to Phoenix Where will you be relocating to? Phoenix comes in just third out of all our nation’s cities for the top destinations of relocatees. Completely understandable considering our 300+ days of sunshine per year. But Phoenix has far more going for it than just the weather. It’s a… Read More