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According to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be a “housing bubble and price correction” within the next 2 years.

(Homes For Sale in Davenport FL)

After what transpired just ten years ago, we can understand the concern Americans have about the current increase in home prices. However, this market has very little in common with what happened last decade.

The two major causes of the housing crash were:

  1. A vast oversupply of housing inventory caused by home builders building at a pace that far exceeded historical norms.
  2. Lending standards that were so relaxed that unqualified buyers could easily obtain financing thus enabling them to purchase a home.

Today,

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When a homeowner decides to sell their house in Central Florida, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.

In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a real estate professional. We realize that technology has changed the purchaser’s behavior during the home buying process. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the first step that “…44% of recent buyers took in the home buying process was to look online at properties for sale.”

However, the report also revealed that 96% of buyers who used

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We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.

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Recently, HousingWire analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that 6 million Americans will have their bankruptcies disappear off their credit reports over the next five years and that this could “possibly send a flood of more homebuyers into the housing market.”

The chart below shows the total number of bankruptcies filed by year in the US over the last 10 years. The light blue bars represent over 3.3 million

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By Laura Agadoni - Trulia  

When all of your house hunting leads you the the perfect home in Davenport FL, it’s time to get down to business. To make an offer on a house is no a small thing—after all, it’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life—so it’s important to know what you’re doing.

Luckily, there are tools and experts to help you understand the fair value of your future home, deal with your finances, make your offer more compelling, and protect your money. From down payments to contingencies, escrow accounts to counter offers, here’s a step-by-step guide to understanding the process, enlisting expert help and figuring out how to make an offer on a house you love.

How to Make an

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By Trulia   

It’s your money. Why not try to keep as much of it as you can?

Where does 6% of your home sale go? A lot of different places …

Working with a real estate agent in Davenport FL, is par for the course when buying or selling a home, so it’s good to know how they get paid for their real estate commission, what specific duties they should or shouldn’t be involved in, and their role in helping you into the home and neighborhood that best suits your lifestyle.

Typically, a real estate agent is paid on commission based on a home’s sale price. (In certain cases, their commission is a flat fee.) When a commission is based on a percentage, the agents get 6%— split between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s

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Contradicting previous research, new study finds FSBOs sell at discount

Key Takeaways

Agents tend to achieve higher sales prices for properties than comparable FSBO listings, enough to offset their commission fee, according to a recent analysis.

Academic research has often cast doubt on the value of real estate agents, but a new study will come as music to their ears. It suggests that homeowners will net roughly the same proceeds whether they sell through a real estate agent or take the FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) route. That’s because agents tend to achieve higher sales prices for properties than comparable FSBO listings — enough to offset their commission fee, according to an analysis released by automated valuation model (AVM) provider Collateral

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Many young people are beginning to enter the next stages of their lives, and those stages can include more permanent jobs, children, marriage, and even home ownership. While many millennials are hesitant to consider buying or building a home, now may be the best time to break into the housing market. Click here to find a home in Davenport FL.

Here are just a few reasons that now is the best opportunity for millennials to shop in high-value areas, such as real estate in San Diego, CA, for example. No time is too early when it comes to establishing a future for yourself, and the future has never looked brighter for young people to begin buying homes.

  • The price of rentals is rising…and rising! It’s becoming harder and harder for people to afford
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For Rent Three BHBy now you’ve probably heard of the huge business deal that closed in the single-family rental (SFR) market last week. If not—Invitation Homes and Starwood Waypoint Homes, two of the largest SFR landlords merged. It was a $4.3 billion dollar deal with a combined 82,000 homes in 17 metro areas. Pocket change, right?

The merger brought up important questions among homebuyers and renters, especially considering the Wall Street Journal described the deal as one that will no longer make homeownership essential to the American dream as more consumers choose to rent. According to the Urban Institute, the trend of consumers switching to renting will continue as more people delay marriage and children until their thirties, but that doesn’t mean that Americans

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buying a home with bad credit

Protect your credit score by reviewing it for mistakes, so you'll be ready to start the home buying process when you find a place you love.

By Denise Brodey | Trulia  

Experts Answer Your Top Questions About Buying a Home With Bad Credit

Your credit score is one of the crucial determining factors in whether you can qualify for a mortgage in Davenport FL. “The higher your score, the less risky you appear on paper,” says Staci Titsworth, a regional manager at PNC Mortgage in Pittsburgh, PA. If that sends shivers up your spine, keep reading. We’re here to help.

The reality is that the average U.S. household has over $15,000 in credit card debt. You’re not alone if you’re wondering: Can I even try buying a home with bad

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man wondering how much mortgage can i afford

Before you start scheduling showings or visiting open houses, make sure you have an accurate idea of your budget and how much mortgage you can afford.

By Kali Hawlk | Trulia


Before you plan to spend the maximum amount you’ve been approved for, consider whether you can really afford the mortgage your lender offers.

According to the latest data from Trulia, the median selling price for a home is $192,000. That’s far more than most of us could afford to pay in cash, and why most of us take out a mortgage. But don’t rely on a lender to tell you how much of your monthly income you can comfortably spend on your home. They may let you borrow the maximum possible amount, but that doesn’t mean you should—or must—take them up on the

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