Boyd Smith's Blog Posts

Selling Your Home as a Baby Boomer

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have

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How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land

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4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This SummerHere are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights 

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The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:June is National Homeownership Month!Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial.What reasons do you have to own your own

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Finding the Right Price for your Home

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your HomeIn today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However,

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Tips For Searching For Your Dream Home

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be

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4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

4 Tips for Making a Competitive OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive,

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Current Buyer Demand & Inventory

A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing MarketThe housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are

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Be A Happy Homeowner

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who

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Saving for Your Down Payment

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices

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Why Rent When You Can Buy?!

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs LessIn a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.Looking at the percentage of income

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March Maintenance Items

Current homeowners, below is a link to a list of things you should consider doing in March.  Cleaning gutters, power washing, etc.  These items are especially important if you are

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Increasing Interest Rates

Interest rates are increasing.  They have already gone up and are predicted to go up even more later this year.  Now is the time to buy!  If you are even considering making a move,

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Buying A Home

Considering buying a home?  NOW is the time to connect with a local Realtor.  Check the article below for 4 signs it's time to call a Realtor.  Call Lacey Castelvecchi with Re/Max

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February Sales Numbers

The spring market has sprung early!  Check out the link below showing home sales numbers from February.  Inventory is low meaning less competition!  If you are even considering making

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The Cost Of Waiting To Buy

The Cost Of Waiting To

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Using A REALTOR ® May Cost You Nothing

Using A REALTOR ® May Cost You

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Don't Let Fear Stop You From Applying For A Mortgage

Don't Let Fear Stop You From Applying For A

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Time On The Market Drops To A New Low

Time On The Market Drops To A New

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How Will New Tax Code Impact Home Values

How Will New Tax Code Impact Home

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Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling

Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or

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