NH Realtor Life

Come along for a ride to see a Day In My Life and see why Coop Knows NH! Kevin Cooper¬†is your digital resource for buying and selling homes in¬†NH¬†with real time updates of all properties for sale so you have direct access of everything you need to know including all current market statistics and listings. … Continued

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the Housing Market

Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was even sentiment that homeownership could lose its coveted status as a major component of the American Dream. Now … Continued

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have¬†too much information about¬†Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What … Continued

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand.¬†The¬†National Association of REALTORS¬†(NAR)¬†surveys¬†‚Äúover 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions‚Ä̬†for their monthly¬†REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer Traffic … Continued

Are Home Values Really Overinflated?

Last week, the¬†National Association of Realtors¬†(NAR) released their most recent¬†Existing Home Sales Report.¬†According to the report: ‚ÄúThe median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017 ($227,300).¬†January‚Äôs price increase marks the 71st straight month of year-over-year gains.‚ÄĚ Seventy-one consecutive months of price increases may have some concerned … Continued

Homeownership Is Part Of The American Dream

According to the latest¬†Aspiring Home Buyers Profile¬†by the¬†National Association of Realtors¬†(NAR), 82% of surveyed renters desire to own a home in the future, with 80% believing homeownership is a big part of achieving their American Dream. The profile went on to state that 50% of millennials believe that their rent will increase, with 20% believing … Continued

2 Ways To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the most money when selling your home? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW¬† This may seem counterintuitive, but let‚Äôs … Continued

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart

There has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeks¬†(for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments together and create an almost ‚ÄėArmageddon‚Äô scenario where everything loses value quickly and dramatically. Real estate is an investment that can get caught up in … Continued

Whether You Rent or Buy, Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage!

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage ‚Ästeither yours or your landlord‚Äôs. As¬†Entrepreneur Magazine,¬†a premier source for small business,¬†explained¬†in their article,¬†‚Äú12 Practical Steps to … Continued

Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue?

Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase. In many areas of the country, the¬†supply of homes for sale¬†in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have ensued, and … Continued

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