More Jobs and Better Pay Leads to More Buyer Demand




There’s been talk about a recession for quite a while now. But the economy has been remarkably resilient. Why? One reason is employment and wages have stayed strong. Let’s look at the latest information on each one and why both are good news if you’re thinking about selling your house.

More Jobs Are Being Created

Instead of facing the job losses typical of any recession, the economy has been growing and adding jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 187,000 jobs were created in July, which is up from the 185,000 created in June. That means more people are finding work. In fact, so many jobs are being added that the unemployment rate is far lower than the long-term average of…

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Affordable Homeownership Strategies for Gen Z




The idea of owning a home has always been a big part of the American Dream. It's a symbol of stability, independence, and having a place to truly call your own. But for Gen Z, the "Zoomers" born between 1997 and 2012, making that dream a reality can feel like quite the challenge today with higher mortgage rates and rising home prices.

But achieving that goal of owning your first home can still be attainable, even today, with some strategic planning and resourcefulness.

Explore Down Payment Assistance Options

With prices rising all around you, it can be hard to save up for a home. If you've been struggling to stash away enough cash for that down payment, it’s worth it to look into the…

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Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market




If you've been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That could be making you feel uneasy, especially if you're thinking about buying or selling a house.

But the truth is, even though the numbers are going up, the data shows the housing market isn’t headed for a crisis.

Foreclosure Activity Rising, but Less Than Headlines Suggest

In recent years, the number of foreclosures has been very low. That’s because, in 2020 and 2021, the forbearance program and other relief options were put in place to help many homeowners stay in their homes during that tough time.

When the moratorium ended, there was an expected…

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New Listing as of 3/22/24
Open House on Sunday, 3/24/24 from 12:00 - 2:00pm

Wonderful opportunity to purchase a colonial home with over 4,000 finished square feet on a large 4.7 acre lot.  Kitchen has a double sided fireplace, cathedral ceilings, island and a breakfast room. Lot includes approximately a .3 acre fenced area with a barn.  Property has easy access to the Susquehanna River and State Park.  There are many more amenities, see the listing for more detailed information.


3565 Green Spring Rd, Havre de Grace, MD

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For more information contact:  Tim Hopkins

Property Information: 3565 Green Spring Rd, Havre de Grace

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Homeowner Net Worth Has Skyrocketed




If you’re weighing your options to decide whether it makes more sense to rent or buy a home today, here’s one key data point that could help you feel more confident in making your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve Board releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF). That report covers the difference in net worth for both homeowners and renters. Spoiler alert: the gap between the two is significant.

The average homeowner’s net worth is almost 40X greater than a renter’s. And here’s the data to prove it (see graph below):


The Big Reason Homeowner Net Worth Is So High

In the previous version of that report, the net worth of the average homeowner was roughly $255,000 and that of the…

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Thinking About Using Your 401(k) To Buy a Home?




Are you dreaming of buying your own home and wondering about how you’ll save for a down payment? You're not alone. Some people think about tapping into their 401(k) savings to make it happen. But before you decide to dip into your retirement to buy a home, be sure to consider all possible alternatives and talk with a financial expert. Here’s why.

The Numbers May Make It Tempting

The data shows many Americans have saved a considerable amount for retirement (see chart below):

 


It can be really tempting when you have a lot of money saved up in your 401(k) and you see your dream home on the horizon. But remember, dipping into your retirement savings for a home could cost you a penalty and…

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12 Spinnaker Reef Ct

Here is your chance to own a beautifully updated home in the sought after Seneca Harbor neighborhoods in Bowleys Quarters.  Located on a cul-de-sac within walking distance to numerous restaurants and marinas. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has been meticulously maintained including a full kitchen remodel with new appliances and many other updates.  The walkout basement which is the full footprint of the house leads you to a tree lined backyard that provides a lot privacy.

THIS HOUSE IS MOVE IN READY!

12 Spinnaker Reef Ct

For More Information Please Contact:  Jonathan Blume (443-938-3264)

Listing Information for:  12 Spinnaker Reef Ct

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Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own - an Agent Can Help




If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). But the truth is, a real estate professional can save you time and money by managing every step of the process, from pricing your home to reviewing documents and handling negotiations. Before you decide to sell your house on your own, here are five reasons why working with an agent is your best bet to maximize the sale of your home.

1. First impressions are everything – and an agent knows how to make a great one.

Prepping a house for sale requires a…

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More People Are Finding the Benefits of Multigenerational Households Today




If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you. The Pew Research Center defines a multigenerational household as a home with two or more adult generations. And the number of individuals choosing multigenerational living has increased over the past 50 years. As you consider this option for your own home search, know it could help you on your homeownership journey and provide you with other incredible benefits along the way.

Living with Loved Ones Could Help You Achieve Your Homeownership Goals

There are several reasons people choose to live in a multigenerational household, and for many,…

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It May Be Time To Consider a Newly Built Home




If you’re looking to buy a house, you may find today’s limited supply of homes available for sale challenging. When housing inventory is as low as it is right now, it can feel like a bit of an uphill battle to find the perfect home for you because there just isn’t that much to choose from. If you need to open up your pool of options, it may be time to consider a newly built home.

 According to the latest data from the U.S. Census, there’s positive news when it comes to new home construction. When you look at the first three months of this year, you’ll find:


  • More new homes were completed and are ready to sell. This gives you more move-in-ready options for your search.
  • Builders broke ground…

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