Tweet New numbers issued by the Commerce Department of the Federal Government indicate new home sales grew in October, up 25.4% from September. The rate of growth was the highest level in six months. Year-over-year numbers show an increase of nearly 22%. Why the current surge in new home sales? Home financing is still at […]
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Shorewest Reports: National New Home Sales Grow Over 25% In October
Take a Break From Shopping This Cyber Monday to Check Out Shorewest.com
TweetWhile you’re checking out your favorite deals on anything from clothing to electronics this Cyber Monday, be sure to stop by shorewest.com to check out the innovative features throughout the website. Join the 350,000 other unique visitors each month that stop by shorewest.com! Property Search Users looking to search for properties on shorewest.com have two […]
Home Prices Continue to Increase
Tweet With national and statewide home prices experiencing an increase, don’t hold off buying until spring. A national survey recently reported that the majority of Americans believe that home prices will increase over the next 12 months. The numbers are even higher for upper-middle class Americans, where only 6% believe prices will fall in the […]
Shorewest Reports: What Does a Home Buyer or Seller Look Like in 2013?
TweetHere are some highlights from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2013 Profile of Home Buyer and Sellers. Home Buyers The typical buyer was 42 years old, where the typical first-time buyer is 31 and the typical repeat buyer was 52. 66% of recent home buyers were married couples — the highest share since 2001. For […]
Ask an Agent: November 20, 2013
TweetWelcome to Ask an Agent. If you have any real estate questions you want answered, email us at email@example.com and we’ll feature your answer on an upcoming blog post Question: How can I determine my housing needs before I begin the search? Your home should fit the way you live and the way you want to live. […]
Shorewest Reports: Home Buyers Want One-Stop Shopping
TweetA recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) study revealed that a vast majority of homebuyers want to work with a company that offers a full-range of real estate services for one-stop shopping. 78% of homebuyers said that one-stop shopping would save them money. 75% said it would make the process more manageable and efficient. 73% […]
Millennial Renters — Stop Throwing Your Money Away.
TweetMillennial renters, now is the time to stop throwing your money away on rent and make a wise investment in a proven industry — real estate! Why stop renting? While renting, your money goes to a landlord, and you never see it again. Taxes are high, and you have very few things to write-off against […]
Do You Belong in America’s Most Extroverted State?
TweetTIME Magazine recently published America’s Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude, which explores the different temperament of United States residents. Led by psychologist and American expat Jason Rentfrow of the University of Cambridge, the study spanned 13 years and included nearly 1.6 million survey respondents. Below you can see some overall mood characteristics […]
Ask An Agent: November 6, 2013
TweetWelcome to Ask an Agent. If you have any real estate questions you want answered, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll feature your answer on an upcoming blog post. Question: What is mortgage insurance and how does it work? For most homebuyers, the biggest hurdle to owning a home is the down payment. Private mortgage insurance, or […]
If You’re Thinking About Buying Next Spring, Don’t Wait!
Tweet If you’re a determined buyer, now could be the best time for you to start looking for a new home. Here are some great reasons to start your home search this winter. Motivated Sellers. Sellers who have listed their properties during the winter months are very serious about sellling. Motivated sellers understand that though there […]