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Evaluate the Market with Facts, not Emotion

When agents ask me how the market is doing, I always ask them, “Why they you asking?” Considering they are in the market day to day I assume that they have a very good idea of how the market is doing. The challenge is that for many agents that were licensed during the downturn/correction/crash/recession (or […]

Ask Denise: Reassuring Statistics

Q: “Denise, I have a number of clients who are concerned about the change in the real estate market. I am telling them that it isn’t like the Great Recession beginning but I don’t think they believe me. What information would you share with them to get them to calm down?” A: It can be […]

A Historical Look At What Happens After A Presidential Election

We are right around the corner from the presidential election and many of my clients have asked me how the election will affect interest rates. I thought I would address this question by giving some historical information that might shed some light on what usually happens after an election.  I used the historical archived data […]

September Buyers and Sellers: Savvy and Serious!

September is a month of new beginnings for kids going back to school and parents getting back to their pre-summer routine. With the busy-ness of the summer finally behind them many buyers and sellers that did not take action in the summer will be primed and ready to move forward in the fall. September can […]

Ask Denise: Buyers Need A Break?

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, I have two buyers who think they want to wait until the spring to resume looking for a new home. They are tired, have been heartbroken a number of times, and are just done. However, I think this time of year through January might be a great opportunity, especially if interest rates begin […]

The Pulse of the Market

Sharing market update with clients

How to Take and Benefit from the Pulse of the Market: Agents have been contacting me these past few weeks asking me when the market was going to come back. I didn’t realize it had gone anywhere. I wrote about the strength of our market a few weeks ago, but it seems that any time […]

President Obama Has a Lot to Say About the Housing Market

the white house

On Tuesday, August 6th, President Obama spoke in Phoenix, Arizona at Desert Vista High School, explaining his vision to promote home ownership in America. He praised reform of the financial systems and talked about the reckless practices that led to the housing crisis. A visual representation of his vision can be seen if you follow […]

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

A two-year interest rate high is driving down the number of new mortgage applications. Read the article here: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2013/07/25/loan-demand-continues-soften  

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

Will interest rates begin creeping up? What is the Fed’s economic strategy? Click here to read the full article!  

In the News

Rolled up Newspaper

Higher mortgage loan amounts and lower interest rates for energy efficient properties? It is a possibility with the new bill introduced in the Senate last week! Click here to read the entire article!  

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