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Across generations, cost-burdened renters are plentiful

Across generations, cost-burdened renters are plentiful

Aug 30, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Nearly half of all renters are cost-burdened, spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing.

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Market conditions stress homebuyers, according to recent Welcome Home survey

Market conditions stress homebuyers, according to recent Welcome Home survey

Aug 29, 2017 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

PAR’s newest Welcome Home survey confirms what many of us are seeing in our real estate markets. Conditions – low inventory and selling – are stressing our clients.

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Why and where renters are relocating

Why and where renters are relocating

Aug 28, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Close to two-thirds of renters plan to relocate before settling down.

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Home prices up in 87 percent of metros

Home prices up in 87 percent of metros

Aug 23, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

The median home price also rose, hitting a new peak, increasing 6.2 percent year-to-year to $255,600, up from $240,700, in the second quarter of 2017.

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Digital media marketing: What are agents doing?

Digital media marketing: What are agents doing?

Aug 22, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Ninety-four percent of agents listed Facebook as the most effective social media platform, and 57 percent said LinkedIn.

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Recent and would-be buyers report: What is motivating them?

Recent and would-be buyers report: What is motivating them?

Aug 21, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Eighty-three percent of recent buyers reported feeling happy with their experience homebuying, while 44 percent they were happy with their experience thus far. 

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How do grocery stores impact a home's value?

How do grocery stores impact a home’s value?

Aug 18, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

According to a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions, homeowners near a Trader Joe’s saw the most home price appreciation.

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Clients going green? Here are one expert's tips

Clients going green? Here are one expert’s tips

Aug 17, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Ply Gem Windows’ Mark Montgomery said the best green feature a homeowner can install are energy-efficient windows, as they have the most benefits, and lower costs.

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Time with clients, marketing and referrals still key when choosing an agent

Time with clients, marketing and referrals still key when choosing an agent

Aug 16, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

While spending time with clients, along with superb marketing skills, generally leads to happy customers, referrals and recommendations are still important.

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