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    • Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

      According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in homeownership. According to a Freddie Mac survey, “The dream of homeownership is alive and well within “Generation Z,” the demographic cohort following Millennials. Our […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency.
      • According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to 30%.
      • To assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up, take a moment to check out Home Energy Yardstick to calculate your estimated opportunity. Don’t forget to have your energy bills nearby!
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

      If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted, “Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

      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 […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Big Demand for Small Homes

      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 […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

      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, […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

      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 of which home renovations add the most value.
      • The exterior of a house is the first thing buyers see when searching for a home. Upgrading your roof or siding will ensure your home leaves a great first impression!
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

      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 […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

      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 realtor.com “I think the biggest […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist