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Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary??

Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home? There’s a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For ...

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Is It Time to Move on to a New Home?

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home? If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below): As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their ...

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Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing?

Sharlan Kozak Is the Number of Homes for Sale Finally Growing? An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason for the double-digit price appreciation we’ve seen in each of the last two ...

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Overbidding on a House

What Buyers and Sellers Need To Know About the Appraisal Gap It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s Greenville Area housing market. Home prices are appreciating at near-historic rates, and that’s creating some challenges when it comes to home ...

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