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The “Bilbao Effect’s” Influence on Home Ownership
February, 05 2019

The “Bilbao Effect’s” Influence on Home Ownership

When now-famous architect Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain—which opened in 1997—he generated more than just a [...]

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Land Surveys—the What, Where, When, and Sometimes Why
February, 04 2019

Land Surveys—the What, Where, When, and Sometimes Why

The What: Land surveys are representations that define the legal boundaries and features of a property in graphic fashion, similar [...]

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Several of Our Client Markets Make a List of Cities in Which Millennials Can Afford to Buy a Home
February, 01 2019

Several of Our Client Markets Make a List of Cities in Which Millennials Can Afford to Buy a Home

One of the more spurious stereotypes about Millennials would have us believe that this large and mighty group of economic [...]

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REI: What is a “Bridge Loan?”
January, 31 2019

REI: What is a “Bridge Loan?”

It is uncommon for bridge loans to be used in the residential real estate industry, especially in the years since [...]

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A Trend on the Rise: “Granny Pads”
January, 30 2019

A Trend on the Rise: “Granny Pads”

While Baby Boomers are not on average looking to downsize their living arrangements, one must take into account that the [...]

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What is a Reverse Mortgage?
January, 29 2019

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

As homeowners age, they find they have paid down a great deal of the principal on their home, and eventually [...]

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How Retiring Baby Boomers are Approaching Homeownership
January, 28 2019

How Retiring Baby Boomers are Approaching Homeownership

There’s a perception among the younger set that, as Baby Boomers age, they will naturally want to downsize from the [...]

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How Higher Mortgage Rates are Likely to Affect the Market—In the Short and Long Terms
January, 25 2019

How Higher Mortgage Rates are Likely to Affect the Market—In the Short and Long Terms

An abundance of flawed assumptions seem to beset those who are unfamiliar with the real estate market. One of the [...]

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How Area Noise has Been Shown to Affect Home Valuations
January, 24 2019

How Area Noise Has Been Shown to Affect Home Valuations

From time to time we encounter a client who has bought, or is considering buying, a home in an otherwise [...]

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Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio: What it is and How it May Affect You
January, 23 2019

Debt-to-Income (DTI) Ratio: What it is and How it May Affect You

When it comes to obtaining a loan for the purpose of purchasing a property, a lender naturally needs ways by [...]

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Hurricanes Cause an Increased Rate of Home Repair and Maintenance
January, 22 2019

Hurricanes Cause an Increased Rate of Home Repair and Maintenance

When our communities are forced into a stare-down with the eye of a hurricane—such as 2018’s hurricanes Florence and Michael, [...]

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Which Zone of Housing is Most Costly For Homeowners?
January, 21 2019

Which Zone of Housing is Most Costly For Homeowners?

Zoning ordinances are a standard feature of American real estate markets. These are sets of laws that set aside for [...]

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