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Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart - Chester, VA
Posted Thu, Feb 15th 2018 1:59 pm
There has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments togeth...

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Happy Valentine's Day!
Posted Wed, Feb 14th 2018 10:43 am
Courtesy of Mike May, Amayzing Homes 

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The "Right" Agent and the "Right" Home
Posted Tue, Feb 13th 2018 3:19 pm
Some buyers think that finding the right home is the critical part of the buying process and that is how they determine which agent to use. While it is important, there may be a broader skill set t...

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Homeownership: “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”
Posted Thu, Feb 8th 2018 1:17 pm
The famous quote by Mark Twain in the title of this article can be used to describe homeownership in America today. Last week, the Census revealed that the percentage of homeowners in the country...

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Convincing Advantages with Standard Deduction
Posted Tue, Feb 6th 2018 12:54 pm
The new tax law doubles the standard deduction and it is estimated that over 90% of taxpayers will elect to use it. However, even without considering tax benefits, homeownership has convincing adva...

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Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?
Posted Thu, Feb 1st 2018 11:16 am
Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase. In many areas of the country...

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Lower Your Expenses without PMI
Posted Tue, Jan 30th 2018 1:17 pm
Mortgage loans for more than 80% loan-to-value typically require private mortgage insurance. Mortgage insurance reimburses the lender if a borrower defaults on a loan. PMI is expensive, and homeown...

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If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!!
Posted Thu, Jan 25th 2018 9:11 am
Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! ...

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Ready for Retirement
Posted Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 1:28 pm
It can be shocking to hear how many people spend more time planning their vacation or next mobile phone purchase than planning for retirement. It is hard to imagine that they are expecting Social S...

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What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?
Posted Thu, Jan 18th 2018 12:13 pm
Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map, broken d...

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Balancing Risk and Deductibles
Posted Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:08 am
The benefit of insurance is to transfer the risk of loss to a company in exchange for a premium. The deductible is an amount the insured pays out of pocket before the insurance starts covering the ...

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93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream
Posted Thu, Jan 11th 2018 11:31 am
Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that: “Owning a home remains a core element of th...

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Homeowner Tax Changes
Posted Tue, Jan 9th 2018 12:11 pm
The new tax law that was signed into effect at the end of 2017 will affect all taxpayers. Homeowners should familiarize themselves with the areas that could affect them which may require some plann...

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Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017
Posted Thu, Jan 4th 2018 12:39 pm
According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong ...

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Surprise When Renting Your Home
Posted Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 10:47 am
Planning to go to the Masters next April 2-9th and don’t have a place to stay. Each year, there are homeowners who rent their home for a big premium during the Masters because hotels are in short s...

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Prevent False Home Security Alarms
Posted Fri, Dec 29th 2017 11:09 am
Some police departments report as high as 98% of calls are false alarms. Not only is this an incredible waste of police resources that could be available for legitimate emergencies, it annoys neigh...

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Top 4 REAL Reasons We Buy a Home
Posted Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:17 pm
We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons. No matter what shape or size...

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Happy Holidays!
Posted Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 8:00 am
Courtesy of Mike May, Amayzing Homes 

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Housing Prices are NOT Heading for Another Crash
Posted Thu, Dec 21st 2017 12:55 pm
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 explaine...

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ATM Safety Tips
Posted Tue, Dec 19th 2017 11:48 am
During the holidays as throughout the year, getting cash from an ATM is normal for many people. ATM’s are available 24 hours a day and they’re located in bank branches, convenience stores, grocery ...

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