Joanne Mills's Blog Posts

Millionaire To Millennials Dont Get Stuck Renting A Home Buy One

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is

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Are Homebuyers Starting To Hit The Pause Button

Are Homebuyers Starting to Hit the ‘Pause’ Button?For the last several years, buyer demand has far exceeded the housing supply available for sale. This low supply and high demand have led to

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Is Buying A Home Really More Stressful Than Planning A Wedding

Is Buying a Home Really More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that

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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling Begins To Stabilize

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to StabilizeThe percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far

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Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong For Years To Come

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to ComeThere has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so

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Homebuyers Shouldnt Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over AgainLast week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or

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Looking To Upgrade Your Current Home Nows The Time To Move Up

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

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3 Graphs That Show What You Need To Know About Todays Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates

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Your Homes Spring Maintenance Checklist

Some Highlights: Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well

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What To Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In

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Slaying The Largest Homebuying Myths Today

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of

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Homeowners Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your HouseEvery month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors

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Buyer Demand Surging As Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market BeginsLast fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like

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Whose Mortgage Do You Want To Pay Yours Or Your Landlords

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your

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One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Down To Buy A Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have

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The KonMari Method Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home Soon

It’s difficult to know when is the best time to sell, or how to get the most money for your house, but you don’t need to go through the process alone.You may be wondering if prices are

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Baby Boomers Are Downsizing Are You Ready To Move

For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame.Here’s what some of the experts

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Thinking Of Buying Or Selling A Home

Exit Family Realty offers Workshops that offer very valuable information to home buyers and sellers. These free workshops are created to help familiesmake informed decisions that can take the

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What Does The Future Hold For Home Prices

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home

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Buying Is Now Cheaper Than Renting

Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the USThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a

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Thinking About Selling Your Home This Fall

Thinking of selling your home?  Before you put your home on the market, you are invited to join us for our complimentary Workshop. You will receive valuable information, tips,

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Are You Thinking Of Selling Your Home Soon

It’s difficult to know when is the best time to sell, or how to get the most money for your house, but you don’t need to go through the process alone.You may be wondering if prices are projected

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your House Soon

It’s difficult to know when is the best time to sell, or how to get the most money for your house, but you don’t need to go through the process alone.You may be wondering if prices are projected

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What Impact Will The New Tax Code Have On Home Values

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months.Below is

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Home Prices Up

Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.In the report, home prices are compared both

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Best Bet Home Improvements

If you're looking to improve the appearance of your home for resale, or you just want an updated look for your own enjoyment, there are a few things you must consider before beginning any costly

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Buyers Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar

We previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s market. At the same

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75 Percent Of Homeowners Think Now Is A Good Time To Sell

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics

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Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course In 2017

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving

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69 Percent Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payments Needed

According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, mortgage professionals say that

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Hows The Real Estate Market Find Out What The Experts Are Saying

As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying:Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive

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What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home

Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or experienced

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If Your Home Has Not Sold Yet Definitely Check The Price

The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ­throughout

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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the

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4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good

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1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of

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Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions

Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain

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