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Spoonies Corner – A Carter Real Estate Group

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

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What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing to pay more…
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5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer

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5 Things Homebuyers Need To Know When Making an Offer When it comes to buying a house, you’re looking for the perfect place to call home. The problem is, in today’s market there just aren’t that many homes available to purchase. With inventory hovering near record lows and sky-high buyer demand, a multi-offer scenario is the new normal.…
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Vacation Homes Are a Hot Commodity

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Vacation Homes are Selling Buyers flooded the real estate market in the second half of 2020 through April 2021 in search of a vacation home. Vacation home sales are posting double-digit growth as the pandemic has encouraged more consumers desiring a second home and more flexibility for remote work to take the leap. Vacation home…
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Should I Move or Refinance?

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Should I Move or Refinance? The level of equity homeowners have is at an all-time high. According to the U.S. Census, over 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a mortgage. Those with a mortgage are seeing their equity skyrocket too. Every time real estate values increase, homeowners get a dollar-for-dollar gain…
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Legislative Update

Texas Legislative Happenings impacting Real Estate

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Legislation is moving quickly in these final days. Following are status updates as of 1 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 28 for several bills that are advancing thanks to REALTOR® support! Eminent Domain Reform REALTOR®-supported House Bill 2730 (authored by Rep. Joe Deshotel) makes several changes that make the eminent domain process more fair and…
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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready…
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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in…
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