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Interest Rate Increases Leaves Worried Homeowners

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With today’s rising interest rates speculated to go higher this year, a big change from the past few years, many homeowners are increasingly nervous  about what the interest rate increases will mean to their property values. The interest rate increases is projected to an entire percentage point later this year of 2018 according to a recent report by Freddie Mac. The interest rate increases is slated to go from end of 2017’s 3.9% to 4.9% by Q4 2018. Also according to another recent article by Freddie Mac, there is nothing for current homeowners to worry about. Interest Rate Increases VS …

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Bother Us Agents Please-Three Good Reasons Why

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Real estate agents hear this all the time…“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”…after it is too late. There are times when you might feel like you shouldn’t “bother” the real estate agent you know. (Could be your friend, a neighbor, your brother-in-law, cousin, your sister…) Maybe you’re truly trying to be considerate. But, maybe it’s because you’re not even aware that you should. Or, you just don’t want to feel obligated or pushed into doing something. (Despite what many people think, most agents are not pushy. Most …

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Home Values-Owners Gain In Market-Realtor Tom Gilliam

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Poll Finds Surge in U.S. Home Values Optimism More than half of U.S. homeowners expect their home values to rise in the coming year. For Farmington Hills real estate watchers who track public sentiment as a market indicator, the news comes as a welcome addition to other reports of rising consumer optimism regarding the economy as a whole. The finding comes from a national telephone and online survey conducted earlier this month by the Rasmussen Reports organization. It signals an acceleration in a year-long trend of rising expectations among U.S. homeowners. A year earlier, fewer than 40% had predicted that …