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    Home Price Appreciation Forecast

    By Ron Mercurio | July 18, 2019

    Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond. We’ve gathered current data from the industry’s most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100... Read More

    Know What to Expect at a Home Inspection

    By Ron Mercurio | June 28, 2019

    So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases, to... Read More

    Home Buyers are Optimistic

    By Ron Mercurio | May 9, 2019

    Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership! When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews online. There’s no difference when considering a... Read More

    Thinking of Selling?

    By Ron Mercurio | April 30, 2019

    Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner! With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most... Read More

    Pet Friendly Homes Are In Demand.

    By Ron Mercurio | April 16, 2019

      One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the many homeowners looking... Read More

    Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

    By Ron Mercurio | April 9, 2019

    In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house... Read More

    Spring is Here…..Are you Ready?

    By Ron Mercurio | April 1, 2019

    5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring! Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to... Read More

    20 Tips for Preparing Your House For Sale!

    By Ron Mercurio | March 30, 2019

    Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and... Read More

    Renting vs. Buying!

    By Ron Mercurio | March 18, 2019

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    Buying a house this year? This should be your 1st step!

    By Ron Mercurio | March 18, 2019

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved... Read More