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After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination of a government shutdown, stock market slump and mortgage rate spike caused a long-anticipated inventory rise. That supposed boom turned…

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There’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it’s proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting the fact that our eyes aren’t as good as they used to be, it helps to be around people who not…

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buyers determine the market

Debra Hitchcock-Gale is a leading and trusted agent when it comes to buying and selling homes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. From waterfront cabins, vacant lots & land and residential homes; her unparalleled industry knowledge, experience, and local expertise will help guide you in the right direction as you navigate the world of real estate. Read below…

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In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help…

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homeownership

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for…

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housing market

It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an example, in Vanguard’s Global Outlook for 2020, the fund explains,…

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Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the past six years. See the graph below: This increase does not come as…

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought Consumers can find most properties online. What agents and support staff need to remember is that they are responsible for helping clients with the largest and most emotional purchase of their lives. Buying a home is statistically the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime. You should think about who your…

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how to negotiate in real estate deb hitchcock-gale

Debra Hitchcock-Gale is a leading and trusted agent when it comes to buying and selling homes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. From waterfront cabins, vacant lots & land and residential homes; her unparalleled industry knowledge, experience, and local expertise will help guide you in the right direction as you navigate the world of real estate.…

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Reasons you should use a realtor by Deb Hitchcock-Gale

Debra Hitchcock-Gale is a leading and trusted agent when it comes to buying and selling homes in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. From waterfront cabins, vacant lots & land and residential homes; her unparalleled industry knowledge, experience, and local expertise will help guide you in the right direction as you navigate the world of real estate.…

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