Larry Gilman's Blog Posts

Is It Time To Move Up YES

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory DesertFirst-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of

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What State Gives You The Most Bang For Your Buck

 Some Highlights: Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you? The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale

 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are

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US Housing Inventory Just Hit A New Low

 U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY!Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their

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Ask Yourself These Three Questions Before You Buy Your Dream Home

 3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best

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The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership

 The 5 Greatest Benefits of HomeownershipRecently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that 

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You Will Have To Sell Your Home Twice

 Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICEIn today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home

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Housing Shortage Means The Highest Return On Your Largest Investment

 Epic Housing Shortage Being ReportedThe Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing

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Its Never Too Late Until It Is

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate PROFESSIONAL When Buying Or Selling

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced

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The Cost Of NOT Owning A Home

Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home? Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own

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Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down The Market

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down the MarketThe real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and

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4 Reasons To Buy A House Today

Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a House Today Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, )

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Real Estate Mogul Heres Why You Should Buy

  Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should

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Slaying Home Buying Myths

Slaying Home Buying Myths [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Interest rates are still below historic numbers.88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months!The credit score requirements

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Home Mortgages Rates Up But Requirements Easing

Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements EasingThe media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to 

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CarefulDont Get Caught In The Rental Trap

Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost

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Why Millennials Choose To Buy

Why Millennials Choose to Buy Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons —

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15014 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing

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Consumer Confidence In Economy Housing Is Soaring

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is SoaringThe success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be

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Millionaire Advice To The Millenials

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now! Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" 

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If You Are Thinking Of Selling Your Home Here Is Why It Does Not Get Any Better Than Now

Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!!That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Not Do A For Sale By Owner

Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By OwnerbyThe KCM CrewonDecember 26, 2016In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell

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How A Fresh Smell Can Make Or Break A Home Sale

How a fresh smell can make or break a home saleYou're not the only one who likes smelling cookies and fresh laundryBY SUE ANN STEVENSKey TakeawaysA home's smell can make or break a sale.Open the

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Remodel Or Replace Top 10 ROI Opportunities In Popular Home Improvement Projects

Remodel or replace? Top 10 ROI opportunities in popular home improvement projectsOne study breaks it all downBY CHRIS REDIGERThe 2017 Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling magazine

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4 Signs Its Time To Lock Your Interest Rate

  When to Lock In Mortgage Rates: 4 Signs It's TimeBy Daniel Goldstein | Jan 23, 2017 gerenme/iStockOne huge question among home buyers who need a loan is this:

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The One Big Real Estate Trend You Need To Understand In 2017

   BETHESDA, MD - SEPTEMBER 7: The high-end Lauren condos in Bethesda, MD range from $950,000 to $10.5 million. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)The Washington Post

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Several Reasons Why For Sale By Owner Might Not Be The Best Idea

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO).

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Interest Rates Have Gone Up So Your Future Payment Is Now At Least 70 Dollars Higher

Better HomeownersWhen the rate goes up It’s not “ if ” the rate goes up but “ when ” the rate goes up; it could make a big difference for some buyers. Freddie Mac predicts that

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Is Winter A Good Time To Go House Shopping

Is winter a good time to go house shopping? The housing market is dead around holiday time. But looking for a home during the winter months can be a great idea, if you're

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How To Avoid Costly Mistakes In Your Real Estate Transaction

Here are some great tips and some great advice on how you can avoid the most common yet costly mistakes in a real estate transaction. Straight from the Texas Association of Realtors,

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5 Trade Up Mistakes To Avoid

5 Trade Up Mistakes To Avoid!Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you're looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It's

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5 Secrets To Buying The Best House For Your Money

5 Secrets to Buying the Best House for Your Money!1. Get "Pre-Approved" - Not "Pre-Qualified!"Do you want to get the best property you can for the least amount of money? Then make sure you are in

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Remodeling Tips

ROOM-TO-ROOM REMODELING: POPULAR IDEAS THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR HOMEHome remodeling allows homeowners to be creative and show off their design aesthetic. Give your home a one-of-a-kind appeal by

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10 Step Guide To Purchasing A Home

 The 10-Step Guide to Purchasing a HomeBuying a house may be the most complicated financial process of your entire life. Luckily, we’ve broken it down into 10 straightforward steps:1.Are

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Interest Rate Chart

Look at the difference the interest rates are today versus awhile back. You need to buy or refinance now before rates go back up., and you know they...

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Ever Think Of A Reverse Mortgage

Thinking of a Reverse Mortgage?If you are looking at reverse mortgages, you know that they’re essentially just another form of loan, but with a few key differences. For one thing, you only pay

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