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Posted on Jan 17, 2018

HOW TO THROW A COZY WINTER BRUNCH INSTEAD OF LEAVING YOUR NICE, WARM HOME Stay indoors and follow these expert tips from a NYC chef-and-interior design duo.   Going outside in the winter is really hard. What shoes to wear? How cold is it? What if your space heater misses you? Instead of braving the … Continue reading “Baby it’s Cold Outside So Throw a Cozy Winter Brunch!”

Posted on Jan 14, 2018

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own. The top rooms to stage … Continue reading “The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price [INFOGRAPHIC]”

Posted on Jan 03, 2018

Wondering if the new tax laws will take deductions out of your pocket? Here are a few ways the bill will affect homeowners and the housing market: MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION Prior to this tax reform bill, homeowners could deduct the interest on their mortgage debt, up to $1 million. The new law caps the interest … Continue reading “Will the new tax laws take mortgage deductions out of your pocket??”

Posted on Dec 30, 2017

  Moving into a new home calls for a great housewarming party! And if you’re looking for a creative way to celebrate, it may help to hear about some house celebration traditions from around the world—because there are plenty of them. It turns out, people from all corners of the globe love marking the act of moving into … Continue reading “Moving into a new home calls for a great housewarming party! “

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

HOME PRICES: The median home price decreased to $245,100 in September, which was down 3.2 percent from August and up 4.2 percent from September of last year. The median home price has increased by approximately $9,900 in the past year alone.   HOMES SALES: The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally … Continue reading “This Month in Real Estate: December 2017”

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level. Year-over-year growth continues to fall between the 2.1% … Continue reading “Rents Are on the Rise: Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!”

Posted on Dec 16, 2017

  Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!

Posted on Dec 07, 2017

North Texas’ hot housing market won’t cool in 2018, according to a new forecast. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is expected to be one of the top home markets in the country next year, according Realtor.com’s just-released projections. Only Las Vegas will have a stronger home market in 2018, the report predicts. The D-FW area is forecast … Continue reading “D-FW will be one of the country’s hottest home markets in 2018”

Posted on Dec 06, 2017

Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process was … Continue reading “Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?”

Posted on Dec 06, 2017

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase. A lack of supply of homes for sale has led to upward pressure on home prices across the country, especially in areas where both existing and … Continue reading “Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year”

Posted on Nov 23, 2017

The Indigo Skye Group wishes you and your family a happy and loving Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for your business, friendship and support in 2017!

Posted on Nov 20, 2017

Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers,the average amount of time that … Continue reading “Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!”

Posted on Nov 03, 2017

Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  624 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.13

Posted on Oct 24, 2017

Download your copy of the Fall 2017 edition of the Buyers & Sellers Guides loaded with information to help you get started with your house search, or if you are thinking of selling your home. We are sure you will have questions, so feel free to contact The Indigo Skye Group to help you with … Continue reading “The Fall 2017 Edition of Buyers & Sellers Guides”

Posted on Nov 08, 2017

Welcome to This Month in Real Estate for October 2017. Here are just a few of the national real estate numbers we’re tracking for you right now.   Watch the video: HOME PRICES The median home price decreased to $253,500 in August, which was down 1.8 percent from July and up 5.6 percent from August of … Continue reading “This Month in Real Estate: October 2017”

Posted on Oct 20, 2017

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on … Continue reading “4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]”

Posted on Oct 20, 2017

  If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds … Continue reading “Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!”

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

  When it comes to plants and pets, both can bring a lot of love and light into your life. Unfortunately, the two don’t always mix so well. In fact, some plants can be downright deadly for pets. The good news is that many plants aren’t, and if you choose your plants wisely, the two can co-exist … Continue reading “House Plants that are Safe for Your Pets”

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago. The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of homeowners was $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased … Continue reading “Net Worth of Homeowners 44X Greater than Renters”

Posted on Oct 12, 2017

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.” Bach went on to explain: “If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth in this country are little to none. The average homeowner to … Continue reading “Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home Now!”

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