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8 Real Estate Trends for 2017 | blog.phmc.com

8 Real Estate Trends for 2017

2016 will be written in the history books as _______ (We’ll let you fill in the blank). The Presidential Election, Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, 2016 Olympics, Brexit, Angelina and Brad divorcing… shall we go on? 2016, you will...

Black Friday of Real Estate | blog.phmc.com

Black Friday of Real Estate

Its  about that time of the year, bargain shoppers! Get your holiday wish lists ready for one of the best days for deal busters: BLACK FRIDAY! What some aspiring home buyers don’t know, is that there’s a “Black Friday of...

Niche's 2016 Best Suburbs to Buy a Home | blog.phmc.com

Niche’s 2016 Best Suburbs to Buy a Home

MILLENNIALS: Is it true?!  Say it for yourself by taking the poll below: Did you say yes to the burbs? These 11 suburbs have everything you want and need, from affordability to the perfect place to raise a family. Scroll and click each image...

I Can't Get Approved for a Mortgage | blog.phmc.com

I Can’t Get Approved for a Mortgage

For those of you that were told NO can finally hear YES! Scroll over each image to find the scenario that best fits your situation below: GREAT NEWS! You no longer have to take NO for an answer. Platinum Home Mortgage has found REAL...

Single Females Buy More Homes than Single Men

Single Females Buy More Homes than Single Men

Guess who is making a comeback and starting to buy: single females, the second largest prospective buyer next to married couples. Over the past few years, they have been purchasing houses more than single men. “For decades, single women...

El Camino Real - Irvine CA

El Camino Real – Irvine, CA: A True Keeper

“‘Nobody sells in that area if they’re happy,’” said Kim O’Hare, a Redfin agent. “Because of that, buyers will grab even a home that needs work.” El Camino Real is considered an older stretch of Irvine, but that isn’t stopping...

The FEDs Decision: All the Good Stuff

FED’s Decision: All the Good Stuff

Yes, it happened. The Fed’s decision to raise rates for the first time in over a decade is a buzzing topic everywhere. A common concern floating around conversations is “how will the rate hike affect me?” While higher interest rates have...

The Starbucks Effect is Real

The Starbucks Effect is Real

According to Statistica, in 2014, there were 11,962 Starbucks locations across the United States, and statistics show they keep expanding. Homebuyers might be excited to have a local Starbucks in the neighborhood, but not just for a morning...

Ready or Not, Here They Come

Ready or Not, Here They Come

The term “Millennial” seems to be the topic of conversation lately, and frankly, we have to get used to it. Millennials are about to be more than just a buzzword. This massive generation of approximately 80 million is about to take over the...

Why For-Sale-By-Owner Sales Often Fail

Selling your home using the For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) method appeals to some sellers for two major reasons. The first is the potential to save money (i.e. avoid paying the commission fee to a Real Estate Agent). The second reason is that sellers...

Top Places for Vacation Homes and Second Homes

Fresh Mountain Air or Sand Between Your Toes?

Summer is almost here, and Baby Boomers are looking to take full advantage of their retirement. We’re not just talking about luxurious vacations; Baby Boomers have much bigger, better plans in mind. The National Association of Realtors (NAR)...

Baby Boomers on the Move

Baby Boomers are on the Move

The Baby Boomer generation is massive and on the move. Beginning in 2015, the housing market is projected to increase. Why? Baby Boomers are asking themselves, “should I stay or should I go?” Most Boomers are already retired or approaching...

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