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Archive | July, 2013

Helping the Hispanic Community with Real Estate




Business group in a rowThis is the fourth month we are posting a blog about the Hispanic community. It is a market with enormous potential mainly because there are few agents focusing on it. We have had agents asking what can they do to work with this community as they begin to think about their business plans for 2014. Here are 5 steps to take today:

1. Get to know the community!

In most cases, you are going to find a section of a town where the Hispanic community is predominant. Perhaps, you will see the stores like the bodega, the hair salon, etc. Go to these places and introduce yourself! You will see that many of them will allow you to put your business cards or a flyer with some information either about your service or properties that you have for sale.

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3 Reasons to Buy that House NOW!




house keysHere are three great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1.) Prices Will Continue to Rise

The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released last week projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 12.3% (most pessimistic) and 32.8% (most optimistic).

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13,918 Houses Sold Yesterday!




Houses in shopping cartThere are many naysayers declaring that the housing market is still challenged. Young adults are burdened with too much student debt. Interest rate increases are killing demand. Homeownership is no longer seen as part of the American Dream.

We just want to let these naysayers know three things: 13,918 houses sold yesterday, 13,918 will sell today and 13,918 will sell tomorrow. 13,918!

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Millennial Home Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC]




Millennial Home Buyers

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The Only Threat to the Housing Recovery




iStock_000007151352SmallInterest rates are skewing upward.

Home prices are rising.

Because of this, experts are saying 'buy now'.

Could anything slow the momentum in real estate right now?

YES! – a lack of quality inventory to satisfy the buying demand which will continue to increase throughout the year.

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