Dawn Maisano's Blog Posts

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer!

Some Highlights:If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home.Make sure to ask your agent for

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10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer

Some Highlights:If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home.Make sure to ask your agent for

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running

Some Highlights:Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years.Stock owners are

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running!

Some Highlights:Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years.Stock owners are

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Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment

Some Highlights:If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).Minor renovations can go

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Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment!

Some Highlights:If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).Minor renovations can go

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What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy??

Some Highlights:The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Mac

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Top Days to List Your Home for Sale!

Some Highlights:ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single-family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your

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Top Days to List Your Home for Sale

Some Highlights:ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single-family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring!

Some Highlights:Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%).

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring

Some Highlights:Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%).

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Existing Home Sales Slow to Start Spring!

Some Highlights:Existing Home Sales slowed to an annual pace of 5.21 million home sales in March.Low inventory levels are still impacting home sales! The current month’s supply of homes

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Existing Home Sales Slow to Start Spring

Some Highlights:Existing Home Sales slowed to an annual pace of 5.21 million home sales in March.Low inventory levels are still impacting home sales! The current month’s supply of homes

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Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again!

During the four recessions prior to 2008, home values depreciated only once (at a level that was less than 2%). The other three times home values appreciated, twice well above the historic norm of 3

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Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending

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The Enormous Divide Between the Headlines and the Truth

All forms of media realize that they will get more eyeballs, clicks, likes, and engagement by posting something negative. However, they must realize that negative headlines impact markets. Just

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The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

All forms of media realize that they will get more eyeballs, clicks, likes, and engagement by posting something negative. However, they must realize that negative headlines impact markets. Just

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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last

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March Newsletter & Calendar of Events

St. Mary's Food Donation DriveOur food drive is underway!  We've started to collect some food items, however, we're still in need of:PROTEIN: Peanut butter, canned light chicken, canned

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Top 3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble

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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble

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What's going on with Sun City Festival!

They are busy working on building out the new models up against the Whote Tank Mountains and we just received this update.I’m asked daily about all the exciting things taking place

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3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates?

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February Newsletter & Calendar of Events

 2nd Annual St. Mary's Food Donation Drive February 1st thru March 30thIt's that time of year again when our local food bank is low on food!MOST NEEDED ITEMSPROTEIN: Peanut butter, Canned

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January Newsletter & Calendar of Events

Toys for Tots...a Huge Success!We had a fantastic Toys for Tots delivery donation, we hit our goal of filling 3 boxes of toys this year!! We are so grateful to all of you who donated and

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5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows

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Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019

Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and

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The Tale of Two Markets

Some Highlights:An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and

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December Newsletter & Calendar of Events

 THANKSGIVING PIES AND TOY DRIVEOur Third Annual Thanksgiving pie giveaway was a huge success!  We gave away over 100 pies to our amazing past clients! A big shout out to

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How Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country!

Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.In the report, home prices are compared both

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