Real Estate and Buying Tips from Our Local Experts

We can and We Will

By Gayle Forster on

Help you buy or sell a house!  Some folks are just terrified of the process, so I try my best to make it as stress free and easy as I can. You don't need to know anything, just let me know your'e interested and I'll begin the process.  I have...

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By Ronald Farinas on

See All Steps to Buying a Home Buying a home is complicated. Follow this complete guide to get the right advice each step of the way. See All Steps to Buying a Home |  Find an Agent & View Homes | Get Home Financing | Make an Offer & Negotiate | Prepare for...

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Are Homes Less Affordable?

By Clifton Parker on

Are Houses Less Affordable Than They Were in Past Decades? There are many headlines about how housing affordability is declining. The headlines are correct: it’s less affordable to purchase a home today than it was a year ago. However, it’s important to give this trend context. Is it less expensive...

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Cliff's News Articles

By Clifton Parker on

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is...

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More Young People are Buying Homes

By Clifton Parker on

More Young People Are Buying Homes There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason for this belief. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for First American, explains why millennials have put off certain milestones...

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At Home With Lisa-What are Real Estate Disclosures?

By Lisa Longest on

Are you seriously considering putting an offer on a home or already have put one in?  Make sure you've had a thorough look at the seller's disclosure statement.  In most states, a person selling a home is required to document any known defects with the home for potential buyers, including...

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AT HOME WITH LISA-BUYER'S, SELLER'S OR BALANCED MARKET?

By Lisa Longest on

AT  HOME WITH LISA- BUYER'S, SELLER'S OR BALANCED MARKET? Buyer's Market Buyer's market is more favorable toward the buyer- more inventory, lower prices.  This is an ideal situation for a buyer as those looking to sell their home are more willing to negotiate.  Buyers usually end up with a great...

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47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today

By Sharad Gupta on

Headlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become unaffordable for most Americans. In reality, there’s hard evidence that shows how owning a home is more affordable than renting in most parts of the country, as record-low interest rates are keeping...

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

By Sharad Gupta on

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most financial sense. That equation will most likely take into consideration monthly housing costs, tax advantages, and...

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