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Monthly archive for December 2017

Make 2018 The Year You Get In Financial Shape

This time of year, a lot of people are making New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, spend more time with their kids, travel or go back to school. These resolutions are great for improving physical, emotional or spiritual wellbeing. But there’s one aspect of life that many people forget about when it comes to self-improvement–their financial wellbeing. Why is financial wellbeing important? We know that money isn’t everything, and while it may not buy happiness, it can provide options. Without financial stability, good credit and a savings plan, it can be much more difficult to accomplish important goals in

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Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top five reasons: 1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers Recent studies have shown that 95% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 17% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home.

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Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash

As home values continue to increase at levels greater than historic norms, some are concerned that we are heading for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. We recently explained that the lenient lending standards of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist. But what about prices? Are prices appreciating at the same rate that they were prior to the crash of 2006-2008? Let’s look at the numbers as reported by Freddie Mac: The levels of appreciation we have experienced over the last four years aren’t anywhere near the levels that were reached in

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