Kelli Guidry's Blog Posts

Calm Down The Real Estate Market Is NOT Falling Apart

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

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61 Percent Of FirstTime Buyers Put Down Less Than 6 Percent

According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016

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Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married

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93 Believe Homeownership Is Important In Attaining The American Dream

93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey &

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Time On The Market Drops To New Low In 2017

Time on the Market Drops to New Low in 2017According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the

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Top 4 Real Reasons We Buy A Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons. No matter what shape or

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Top 5 Reasons You Shouldnt FSBO

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner )

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Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Real Estate Agent

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers in which they surveyed recent home buyers and sellers about their

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4 Reasons To But A Home This Winter

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have

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What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy

We recently shared that over the course of the last 12 months, home prices have appreciated by 7.0%. Over the same amount of time, interest rates have remained historically low which has

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Before You Make An Offer Here Are 4 Tips For Success

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good

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The Number One Reason To List Your House Today

Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the

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5 Reasons To Sell This Winter

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows

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The Real Reason Home Prices Are Increasing

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is

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The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as

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What To Look For In Your Real Estate Team

What to Look for in Your Real Estate TeamHow do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you

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More Than Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing CostsAccording to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required

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Home Sales Expected To Increase Nicely

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart

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Five Reasons To Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This FallHere are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of

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Dont Disqualify Youself 52 Of Approved Loans Have A FICO Score Under 750

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… 52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an

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Want To Keep Up With The Joneses Nows The Time

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now's the TimeDoes your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering

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Study FSBOs Dont Save Real Estate Commission

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate CommissionOne of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission

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More Boomerang Buyers Are About To Enter The Market

More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the MarketWe previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What

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Why Is It Important To Use A Professional To Sell Your Home

Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home?When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of

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58 Percent Of Homeowners See A Drop In Home Values Coming

58% of Homeowners See a Drop in Home Values ComingAccording to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be&

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Sellers Your Home Is An Oasis In An Inventory Desert

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory DesertFirst-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of

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Homeowners Net Worth Is Still Greater Than A Renters

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’sEvery three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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Housing Inventory Hits 30 Year Low

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year LowSpring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their

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How Long Do Most Families Stay In Their Home

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed

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Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for SaleThe price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of

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Millennial Homeownership Rate Increases

Millennial Homeownership Rate IncreasesRecent headlines exclaimed the homeownership rate, as reported by the Census Bureau, rose again in the second quarter of 2017. What didn’t get much

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Do Your Future Plans Include A Move Whats Stopping You From Listing Now

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now? Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style?

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Eighty Four Percent Of Americans Believe Buying A Home Is A Good Financial Decision

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial DecisionAccording to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe

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3 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

 3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have

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The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership

The 5 Greatest Benefits of HomeownershipRecently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be

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Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported

Epic Housing Shortage Being ReportedThe Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Study,

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a

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PreApproval Should Always Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged

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Monday Motivation By Your Realtor Kelli Guidry

Happy Monday!I hope you had an amazing weekend! As always I like to start the week off right with some words of motivation..."More People Would Learn From Their Mistakes If They Weren't So Buys

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