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Top 10 Tips for Any Market

Posted by Janice Ziesig on January 25, 2019 in No Category
The real estate industry changes all the time for various reasons, such as demographic shifts, interest rates and changing economic conditions. Overtime, it shifts from a sellers market to a buyers market and vice versa. However, despite this, there are some real estate tips that remain consistent. It is never a bad time to buy. Investing in real estate is always a good idea if you plan to hold the home over time. Warren Buffet waits five years before evaluating any investment. Build equity, build wealth. On the o... read more
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Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy

Posted by Janice Ziesig on May 24, 2017 in No Category
Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house? Conlon responded: “I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in this country.” Conlon went on to suggest that first-time buyers put down 10-20% “if they can make it work,” and to remain in their home at least 4-5 year... read more
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How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment?

Posted by Janice Ziesig on May 20, 2017 in No Category
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take you to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from the United States Census Bureau and Zillow, we determined how long it would take, nationwide, for a first-time buyer to save enough money for a down payment on their dream home. There is a long-standi... read more
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Slaying Home Buying Myths [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Janice Ziesig on May 17, 2017 in No Category
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall. ... read more
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According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: In today’s housing market, is it better to rent or buy a home? The index examines the entire US housing market and then isolates 23 major cities for comparison. ... read more
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