Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving is not something you feel once a year… it is an attitude you carry all year-long.

There is no better time than NOW to express how grateful I am for your confidence, support and friendship, It is clients like you who make my job be truly Thankful for each and every day that goes by. I look forward to continuing helping you, and your family in the years to come.

May your home be filled with the laughter of friends, the love of family, and the joys of the season.

        Happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of my heart!

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How Do Homes Impact Health?

  1. Indoor air pollution is 4 – 5 times worse than outdoor air and sometimes even greater.
  2. We spend 90% of our time indoors.
  3. 15% of homeowners may be allergic to elements in their own homes.
  4. Prevalence of asthma has double since 1976.

Indoor air pollution has been described by EPA and Congress as America’s number one environmental health problem. Air pollutants can and do cause allergies, sick building syndrome, bacterial infections and spread viruses to name a few. The American College of Allergists state that 50% of all illnesses are caused by polluted indoor air.  NEXT: How does our air inside the house get polluted?

Love your kitchen forever!

New Home sales UP almost 26 percent!

 

Kitchen With Cherry Wood CabinetrySales of new single family houses were at 5.4 percent in July 2015 above the revised June rate of 481,000 and 25.8 percent above the July 2014 estimate of 403,000 single family homes.

The robust improvements in last week’s new housing starts numbers are especially encouraging for new home sales moving UP!

New home inventories increased in July to 218,000, the highest level since March 2010, and this trend will continue as the home building industry continues to expand.

Inventories of existing homes, however, have not improved significantly for several years compared with new constructions.

 

Housing affordability Keeps on Going!

Homeownership closer than ever!

Housing affordability is up nationwide due to low-interest rates and home prices as National Homeownership Month begins in June, according to a recent release from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

In addition to lower prices and interest rates, low-down payment programs offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is also helping creditworthy borrowers who cannot afford a large down payment   for a mortgage. These programs offer down payments as low as 3 percent for eligible first-time homebuyers.

Homeownership is the key of building wealth, since it is often a primary source of net worth and a step toward accumulating long-term personal financial assets.   It is not only limited to financial freedom but also building stronger communities and personal achievement.

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New Homes Sales beyond expectations!

New Homes Sales beyond expectations!

Luxury Home Kitchen.New home sales beat most analyst expectations rising 6.8 percent. However, despite the increase, April sales did not erase the 11.4 percent drop in new home sales reported in March.

On a non-seasonally adjusted basis sales of new homes nationwide these were estimated at 49,000 units, were the South counted for more than half of those sales.

The average sales price was $341,500, up from $325,100 one year earlier.

Are we there yet?