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    Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States! [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John DeGrood | October 5, 2018

    Some Highlights: According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the country. In six states the difference between buying & renting would account for less than a $50 monthly difference, leaving the choice up to the individual family. Nationwide, it is now 26.3% cheaper... Read More

    Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?

    By John DeGrood | October 4, 2018

    Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening? The market has definitely softened.... Read More

    2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling

    By John DeGrood | October 3, 2018

    When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey are just some of those factors. When it comes to today’s real estate market, though, the top two factors... Read More

    Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?

    By John DeGrood | October 2, 2018

    Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a percent by next year. In addition to the predictions from the four major reporting agencies... Read More

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John DeGrood did a great job for me. The house he helped me sell was a unique property and it needed everything John and his team brought to to the table to get the right buyer at the right price. He was exceptionally familiar with the area and had a marketing and pricing strategy that WORKED. I felt extremely comfortable in letting him practice his art – following his plan we had the offer well above my expectation in about two days. Where he really shined was in handling the inspection negotia…
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