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    The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

    By Shannah Ferrante | June 1, 2020

    More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection for our families through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.3% of Americans are... Read More

    Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Shannah Ferrante | May 29, 2020

    Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home. If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been search... Read More

    The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

    By Shannah Ferrante | January 8, 2020

    Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not anymore. According to new research, January 2019 was only 1% behind February for the most monthly views per listing... Read More

    Big Demand for Small Homes

    By Shannah Ferrante | January 7, 2020

    Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is not projected to change as we continue into the beginning of the year. “We expect... Read More

    3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

    By Shannah Ferrante | January 6, 2020

    Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment Several reports indicate that real estate is a good investment, topping other options such as gold,... Read More

    Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

    By Shannah Ferrante | January 3, 2020

    Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware... Read More

    The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

    By Shannah Ferrante | January 2, 2020

    This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be challenging. As a result, taking a look at the combined projections from... Read More

    Here’s to a Wonderful 2020!

    By Shannah Ferrante | January 1, 2020

    We hope 2020 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally! Read More

    Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

    By Shannah Ferrante | December 31, 2019

    When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.   Here’s what three experts are saying we’ll likely see in 2020: Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at “I think the biggest... Read More

    Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

    By Shannah Ferrante | December 30, 2019

    Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to execute well for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top 5 reasons not... Read More