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Things to Consider When Buying a Home
Things to Consider When Buying a Home The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone. You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home ... or if interest rates are projected to rise or fall. I put together a free eGuide for you that will answer many of your questions and likely bring up a few things you haven't even thought about yet. Just click the button below to read it now! Read Your Guide Now by clicking down below.FREE eguide
Things to Consider When Selling a Home
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 to rise or fall... or how much competition you may be facing in the market. I put together a free eGuide for you that will answer many of your questions and likely bring up a few things you haven't even thought about yet. Read Your Guide Now by clicking down below.FREE eguide
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My guide breaks down the steps of buying a home so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared. From developing your budget to signing your name on the dotted line, you’ll find helpful tips right here. Plus, I am here to help every step of the way.Learn More
Whether this will be your first time on the selling side of the real estate process or you’ve done it several times before, I would love to assist you with the sale of your home. As a trusted RE/MAX® Agent, I can help you navigate the process and help answer any questions you may have.Learn More
Establishing the right asking price is critical to the home selling process. Click here to see the Automated Valuation Model (AVM) estimates for your home. Keep in mind that this is only a starting point as estimates vary greatly across national AVMs.Learn More
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Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record!
The NAHB reported their Housing Market Index hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83! Housing starts increased 4.1% to a 1.02 million annual rate, and single-family permits increased 6% to a 1.04 million unit rate, meaning newly constructed homes! "The new home market has maintained its path of recovery throughout the summer, and record-low mortgage rates, seeking more space will likely continue to drive demand into the fall."-Joel Kan, MBA
Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast
Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month. With homes moving from listing day to pending sale in an average of just 22 days, it's a great time to sell a house. Let's connect today so you can make your move while buyers are scooping homes up faster than they're coming to market.
Is Now a Good Time to Move?
Considering selling your house right now? You may have accumulated more equity than you realize. In 2010, the average rate was only 4.09%. Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac explains: Mortgage rates have hit another record low... These low rates have ignited robust purchase demand activity, which is up 25% from a year ago, and has been growing at double digit rates for four consecutive months.
The Housing Market Is Showing a ‘V’ Type Recovery
ShowingTime indicates the real estate market has come back from the downturn. If you’re thinking about selling your house, this may be a great time to get the best price and the most favorable terms. Call/Text- KATHY DAMES your "Real Estate EXPERT" for 37 years! 815.693.8336 RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals.
Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?
"The housing recovery is being called truly remarkable by experts and is exceeding expectations. From pending home sales to purchase applications, buyers are back in business and homes are selling – fast." said realtor.com Call/Text- KATHY DAMES your "Real Estate EXPERT" for 37 years! 815.693.8336 RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals.
Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise
National Association of Realtors is forecasting that more homes will sell this year than last year, they're also predicting home sales to increase by 8-12% next year! There are 60% more buyers setting appointments to see homes than there were at this time last year. Call/Text- KATHY DAMES your "Real Estate EXPERT" for 37 years! 815.693.8336 RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE “PRE-APPROVED" IN TODAY'S EXCITING REAL ESTATE MARKET?
According to a recent survey from realtor.com, “many buyers are making the mistake of skipping the pre-approval step.” Showing sellers you're a qualified buyer in a competitive market is a must! With limited inventory, there are more buyers than sellers. In today’s competitive market, it's essential to be pre-approved to submit an offer. *“Getting this done before you look at homes is a smart move, enabling you to move fast to put your offer in on the right home!” *Danielle Hale (realtor.com)
The Biggest Perk for Buyers: LOW MORTGAGE RATES
With interest rates hitting RECORD LOWS, BUYERS WERE ABLE TO AFFORD $32,000 "MORE HOUSE"- National Mortgage News. An opportunity not seen in 50 years + not one to be missed. Ready to buy/sell a home? Call Kathy Dames, a known "real estate expert" for over 37 years! 815.693.8336 RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals
Mary K McCauley-Dames
Broker Owner | License# #471014774
Kathy Dames, consistently ranked as a top Broker in Illlinois & the U.S.A! Licensed since 1984 she holds nearly every recognition & award for her constant exceptional abilities in the Real Estate/Marketing Industry. In 2012 Kathy opened RE/MAX ULTIMATE PROFESSIONALS office in Shorewood and in 2013 she opened in Plainfield Illinois as well! With a strong commitment to her clients other brokers & family,Kathy's reputation speaks for itself!