Monthly Archives: January 2017

Will Housing Become Better under Trump? Half of Americans Think So

Americans are “cautiously optimistic” about the housing market, with 69 percent recently surveyed by ValueInsured believing 2017 will be a better year for real estate than 2016, and 52 percent believing housing will become more favorable under the Trump Administration. … Continue reading

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Industry reacts: Is Trump’s suspension of FHA mortgage insurance premium cut good or bad?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s to suspend the reduction of Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums didn’t come as a shocker. Click here to read article.

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Existing-Home Sales Have Banner 2016, Hitting Decade High

Existing-home sales had a banner 2016, amounting to 5.45 million—an increase from 5.25 million in 2015 and a decade-high from 6.48 million in 2006, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall, 2016 was a “good year for the … Continue reading

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Centennial Values

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2016 Residential San Marino Real Estate Activities

        There were a total of 158 recorded solds for 2016 – that’s 24 more sales than 2015, but still 10 less from the highest number in 2012! We also had the 2nd to the highest recorded … Continue reading

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December 2016 Real Estate Activities

        As usual, December is always a stronger month than November as far as the number of sold homes goes; there were 14 sold (2 private sales) compared to the 8 last month. The highest sold was … Continue reading

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Staging vs. Decorating: What’s the Difference?

Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you’re striving for a look that is fresh and welcoming yet not really taste specific. People with varying tastes need to feel that they can … Continue reading

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What Matters to Home Buyers

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Buying Is Better Than Renting in Most Markets…but for How Long?

Buying a home is more affordable than renting one in 66 percent of housing markets in the U.S., with Cook County, Ill., Maricopa County, Ariz. and Miami-Dade County, Fla. among those with the highest buy affordability, according to ATTOM Data … Continue reading

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Generational Differences

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