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Make Your First Impression Last… Preparing a House to Sell 1024 680 Matthew Cooney

Make Your First Impression Last… Preparing a House to Sell

It is said that selling a house is as much of an art as it is a science.  (Check out: Feng Shui and the Art of Residential Real Estate) With that in…

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How do you determine the value of your home? 1024 1024 Matthew Cooney

How do you determine the value of your home?

It may sound overly simplistic but a home is simply worth what someone will pay for it. What someone will pay for a property in a competitive and open market…

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Born at the Wrong Time: Why the American Dream of Homeownership has Eluded the Millenials 1024 682 Matthew Cooney

Born at the Wrong Time: Why the American Dream of Homeownership has Eluded the Millenials

According to the Pew Research Center and the U.S. Census Bureau, the oldest Millennials were born between 1981 and 1982. By the time they spoke their first words, the economic…

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Owning versus renting? What makes the most sense? 1024 683 Matthew Cooney

Owning versus renting? What makes the most sense?

Written by Matthew Cooney It is said that homeownership is part of the American dream. While that may be true, every person has unique circumstances in life so there is definitely…

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The 6 biggest mistakes homeowners make when trying to sell their home 1024 683 Matthew Cooney

The 6 biggest mistakes homeowners make when trying to sell their home

Mistake # 1:   One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is pricing a home too high and then failing to reduce the price in a timely manner.  In residential real estate there…

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Will 5% Mortgage Rates Mean the End of a Seller’s Market in Real Estate? 1024 768 Matthew Cooney

Will 5% Mortgage Rates Mean the End of a Seller’s Market in Real Estate?

We are currently in a seller’s market for residential real estate. The national housing supply is at 4.3 months which is below the 6 months of inventory typically considered a…

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The Coming Housing Wave… What’s a Boomer to Do? 1024 682 Matthew Cooney

The Coming Housing Wave… What’s a Boomer to Do?

Beginning in 1946, the country experienced a major spike in birth rates due to soldiers returning home from World War II.  This population burst lasted until 1964 and became known…

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Short Sales, REOs and Foreclosures 1024 695 Matthew Cooney

Short Sales, REOs and Foreclosures

In the search for a good real estate deal, some buyers will consider buying homes that are short sales, REOs (Real Estate Owned) properties or foreclosures.  These can be financially…

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