Tristan Bills

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The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!

The <i>National Association of Realtors</i> (NAR) released the results of their latest <i>Existing Home Sales Report</i> which revealed that sales rose 0.7% …

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

A <b>report</b> released by <i>Down Payment Resource</i> shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.<p>The trend …

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Whether you are buying or <b>selling</b> a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to …

Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!

There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide:<p>Greater …

Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared <b>data</b> from</i> …

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States!

In the latest <b>Rent vs. Buy Report</b> from <i>Trulia,</i> they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate …

Thinking of Selling? You Should Do It TODAY!!

That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you …

Net Worth of Homeowners 44X Greater than Renters

Every three years, the <i>Federal Reserve</i> conducts their <b>Survey of Consumer Finances</b> in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The …

5 Things You’re Probably Carrying In Your Wallet That You Shouldn’t Be

If your wallet is transitioning from a cash holder to a 5-pound free-weight, then it’s probably time you made some headway in clearing it out.<p>We know …

Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for Buyers

Millennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt. …

No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

The <b>Aspiring Home Buyers Profile</b> from the <i>National Association of Realtors (NAR)</i> found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what …

The Truth About Homeowner Equity

A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: <b>Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell</b>. In the opening bullets of the article, the …

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6

Six months ago, we <b>reported</b> that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the …

You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust …

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest <b>Existing Home Sales Report</b> from the <i>National Association of Realtors</i> puts …

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. …

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How …

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum …

Real Estate

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

The <i>National Association of Realtors (NAR)</i> recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report.<p>First-time homebuyers made up 31% of all sales in …

Real Estate

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?

There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been <b>defined</b> as an</i> …

Real Estate

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018

<i>Freddie Mac</i>, <i>Fannie Mae, and</i> <i>The Mortgage Bankers Association</i> are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart showing what …

Freddie Mac

New To Budgeting? Why You Should Try The 50-20-30 Rule

If you’re new to budgeting, figuring out how to manage your money each month can feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to organize, but you also …

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was …

Report: Homeownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream

<i>Hearth</i> just released their <b>2017 State of the American Dream</b> report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the …

Happily Ever Homeowner

Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent <b>Profile of Home</b> …

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home …

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.<p>1. Prices Will Continue to Rise<p><i>CoreLogic’s</i> latest <i>Home Price Index</i></b> …

America Needs Your House!!

The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what …

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

The latest edition of <i>CoreLogic’s</i> Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% …

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to …