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    Monday, December 17, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    Central Texas! Here Are 5 Reasons To Sell This Winter!

    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.


    1. Demand Is Strong


    The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.


    Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.


    2. There Is Less Competition Now


    Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for homeowners who have gained equity as their home values have increased. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

    Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone!
    According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan on buying in the next 5 years, with 38% planning to buy in the next 2 years!
    When those same renters were asked why they disliked renting, 52% said that rising rental costs were their top reason, and 42% of renters believe that their rent will rise every year. The full results of the survey can be seen below:

    It’s no wonder that rising rental costs came in as the top answer! The median asking rent pricehas risen steadily over the last 30 years, as you can see below!

    There is a long-standing rule that a household should not spend more than 28% of its incomeon housing expenses. With nearly half of renters (48%) surveyed already spending more ...

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    Friday, November 30, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    HOW TO GET INTO REAL ESTATE!

    Here’s a quick breakdown of the main steps that will help you learn the stops on how to get into real estate. 

    Research your state’s requirements. Every state has slightly different regulations governing real estate agents.
    Take a pre-licensing course. You can take one online or in the classroom. 
    Pass your licensing exam. Exam prep courses can give you the best chance at passing on your first time. 
    Launch your real estate career. Find a brokerage that can help you get started in the right niche.
    Grow your real estate business. 

    How to get into real estate
    Now that you know the basics of how to get into real estate let’s look at each step in greater detail.

    Access your Real Estate Career Switch Kit. 

    1. Research the options in your state
    Not every state has the same legal requirements for becoming a real estate agent. So before you decide what pre-licensing course to take and how to take it, you’ll need to know exact ...

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    Friday, November 30, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    Central Texas! Further Proof It's NOT 2008 All Over Again!

    Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market.
    However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced in 2008. Today, let’s look at one set of statistics that prove the current market is nothing like the one that preceded the housing crash last decade.
    The previous bubble was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. New purchasers were putting down the minimum down payment, resulting in them having little if any equity in their homes.
    Existing homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. When prices started to fall, many homeowners found themselves in a negative equity situation (where their mortgage was higher than the value of their home) so they walked away which caused ...

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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

    7 Do's for Open Houses During the Holidays (and 4 Don'ts)

    Selling a housearound the holidays can be a difficult task for your clients. There’s a traditional assumption that this is when the market slows down. Despite that, many real estate agents earn moreby capitalizing on less inventory to drive demand for buyers who truly are looking to move before the new year. Don’t assume that homes won’t sell this time of year. They can — if you know how to do it right. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts so that you can help your clients to have a stress-free real estate open house this holiday season.
    7 Rules for open houses during the holidays
    Make your open houses during the holidays shine with these six rules.
    1. DO: Shovel the walk
    If your clients live in a cold climate, make sure the walkways and stairs are free of ice and snow. This will not only give your home a more polished look, but it will also ensure the safety of potential buyers. If you don’t already carry a shovel in your car ...

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