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Staying on Top of being 55+

Jim Clifford 55 plus , Homeowners , Retired , Seniors Leave a Comment

Baby Boomers are in charge. For people who are aging, making the decision of where to live is makes most very anxious. There are both physically and financially aspects to that decision. If you listen to radio, watch TV or read online news, it seems that a major advertising trend is companies wanting to help managing your money or your …

Older and Alone by Jim Clifford

Jim Clifford Home Affordability , Homeowners , Mortgage , Moving , Real Estate , Real Estate News , Selling a Home Leave a Comment

Older and Alone That is probably what most baby boomers fear the most. What happens if we get older and there is no family close to you? Read this article in the New York Times online subscription about a woman 71 years old divorced and childless. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/business/elder-orphans-care.html  this is an example of having to make difficult decisions and life changing …

Must Have Spring Cleaning Tips By Dan Hunt

Dan Hunt Homeowners , Moving , Real Estate News , Selling a Home , Traditional Home Sales Leave a Comment

  What Have You Been Hiding Lately? Daylight savings began on March 11th, the trees have buds on them and spring has almost sprung!   Thoughts of warmer weather are flowing but the house/apartment is a mess from the long cold winter. Spring cleaning time! Like it or not this is a good time to look back at what has been …

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Existing Home Sales Continue to Decline

Jim Clifford Home Prices , Homeowners , Mortgage Rates , Real Estate News , Selling a Home Leave a Comment

Why the Decline? A large part of the reason home prices are going up is because the number of homes for sale continues to decline. This is the major reason the number of existing homes sold in January 2018 is 3.2% less than the number sold in 2017 according to BloomberMarkets. See story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/ . Inventory of existing home sales …

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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

Jim Clifford Home Prices , Homeowners , Real Estate News , Real Estate Trends , Selling a Home Leave a Comment

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and …