Homeownership: A Few Stats And Quotes For You

2014 American Express Spending & Saving Tracker “About two-thirds (65%) of homeowners say they are confident they would get the asking price for their home if they were to put it on the market today (up from 40% in 2010).” Financial Security Index Survey “Eighty nine percent of Americans feel that buying a home is […]

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Mortgage Rates Do Go Up

Everyone is projecting that interest rates will go up. One of the challenges buyers will have is that they may need to take less of a house. Here are the various scenarios – rate/purchasing power:    

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June Is National Homeownership Month!

Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream! A home provides shelter and a safe place where families can prosper and children can thrive. For many Americans, their home is an important financial investment, and it can be a source of great personal pride and an important part of community stability.” “Homeownership encourages personal […]

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Work With A Realtor!

A Recommendation From Fannie Mae:

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Did You Know That Buying a Home Is Less Expensive than Renting? by 38%!

Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%! The other interesting findings in the report include: •Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the past year, low mortgage rates have […]

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How Can You Remodel & Make Your House More Energy Efficient?

With the spring just around the corner, you may be planning on a remodeling project. I know I am and cannot wait! Thinking of making your home more energy efficient? This is a great way to let your house pay for the remodel over time and to conserve energy. Here are a few things you […]

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How Can Landscaping Impact Home Values?

The Appraisal Institute, www.appraisalinstitute.org, recently advised homeowners to properly maintain their landscaping, which can significantly affect property values. “If a landscaping change is positive, it can often enhance price and reduce a home’s time on the market,” says Appraisal Institute President Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA. “But if the change is negative, it can […]

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Open Houses in Belle Terre / Port Jefferson

OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND IN 11777 GREAT TIME TO BUY REAL ESTATE! http://jprealtor.com/homes-for-sale-results/?propertyCategory=RES&newSearch=true&openHomesOnlyYN=1&openHomeSearch=true&zip%5B%5D=11777&propertyType=SFR&minListPrice=No+Min&maxListPrice=No+Max&squareFeet=&bedrooms=0&bathCount=0&sortby=pd&AgreeToTerms=1&image.x=102&image.y=17

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Why Use A Realtor?

HERE ARE 6 GREAT REMINDERS FOR YOU! Having proper representation is critical. It’s the most expensive purchase you will make in your lifetime! It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for all involved. Fiduciary responsibility. When you work with a Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you. That means you have an […]

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