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Five Great Tips to Help Sellers Speed Up Their Home Sale

It's March already and we're now heading into the final third of the first quarter of 2017 and this is a time of year when we traditionally begin to see more homeowners considering selling and moving on to the next stage of their lives, as well as more buyers too.For some sellers, this can
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The New Monthly Housing Affordability Model Explained

This week I took a look at the new monthly housing affordability model that has just been launched by the National Association of REALTORS® and realtor.com and I thought I would share my findings and thoughts on it with you.The model is has two components:- The Realtors® Affordability
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New Insights on the Buy vs. Rent Equation

I was very recently intrigued to read a New York Times article called "Is it Better to Rent or Buy?”. Please click here to see it for yourself.The article contains a number of interactive calculators to demonstrate the comparison between renting and buying, focusing on the point where the cost
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Some Current Thoughts on Property Investment

My attention was drawn earlier this week to a very interesting comment by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of REALTORS® and I thought I would share it with you.“Though there will always be discussion about whether to buy or rent, or whether the stock market offers
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Is Your Agent Proactively Engaged in Selling Your Home?

We're always saddened when we meet with sellers who have been listing their home for some time without success.While there can of course be a wide range of reasons for a specific home not being snapped up by the right buyer, by far the most common reason is a lack of effort by the seller's
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When is the Best Time to Buy/Sell a Home?

Today we're going to talk about when is the best time to buy or sell a house.It's a question I get asked all the time.I get all sorts of times of year suggested to me and I kind of laugh when I hear this because I wish it were that easy to know when the perfect moment is.Smart buyers and
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Common Seller Mistakes to Avoid

The year is really getting under way now, so many of you will no doubt be thinking ahead to selling your home in the coming months. Maybe it will be the first time you've ever done this?I therefore thought it might be useful at this still early stage to go over some of the most common mistakes
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Video Blog: Another Great Real Estate Year in Prospect

Welcome to our first video blog of 2017. I'd like to wish you a Very Happy New Year and hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family.Today I'd like to talk about what is the most common question I get and that is where is the market at right now?Firstly I'd like to share some good
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Thoughts on Planning Your 2017 Home Sale

Well here we all are in 2017, so can I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy, healthy and successful New Year.As this is a traditional time for formulating plans, you may already be contemplating, or even planning, a home sale in the next few months.If that sounds like you, I'd like to
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Looking Ahead to 2017

With less than a handful of days left in 2016, it's time for us to look ahead and consider what might be in store for real estate in the New Year.Clearly, with a new president only a few weeks away from being sworn in, there are bound to be changes from the world we've gotten used to in
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