July 2017

Found 4 blog entries for July 2017.

The Best Paint Color to Sell a Home

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lure potential buyers with a simple and clean palette. Shades of white and off-white are the top colors for a quick home sale, Jody Finglas of Finglas Painting in Ossining, N.Y., told USA Today.

“White is the foundation that anchors the home,” adds Friley Saucier, a broker-associate with Sotheby's International Realty in Naples, Fla. “This is absolutely what is most requested when I’m working with home buyers.”

Finglas says less is more. “We’re seeing a lot of requests for lighter, brighter colors,” he notes.

When working with a white backdrop, the trick is to add in color through the furnishings and accessories, Finglas says. He says selecting the

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Hilton Head has been voted #1 Best Island in the Continental U.S., moving up 6 spots from 2016's "Best Islands in the World" listing in Travel & Leisure magazine.  We came in 2nd place for Best Island in the world; not too shabby. Voters have agreed that the top 5 things that make Hilton Head best in the U.S. are 1. Natural Attractions, 2. Activities/Sights, 3. Restaurants, 4. People/Friendliness & 5. Value.  Put those altogether & you have the #1 Best Island for creating family traditions each year, buying a vacation home for more frequent visits or moving here permanently as so many have already.  Hilton Head Island offers something for everyone & most is accessible by bicycle. Visit the island and experience lots of Lowcountry Love! 

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Mortgage Sense July 5, 2017

Understanding appreciation What makes a home's value rise and fall

By Danielle Flynn

In today’s real estate market, where inventory is sparse, homebuyers and sellers alike do well to understand the concept of home value appreciation. Unlike the purchase of a car, that loses value (or depreciates) when you drive it off the lot, the value of your home may increase (or appreciate) over time. Appreciation is based on several factors – some within the homebuyer’s control, other factors…not so much.

Where is as important as what

You’ve heard it before, and we’ll say it again: Location, Location, Location. Where you purchase your home may be the most important (controllable) factor to appreciation. If value appreciation

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MARKET UPDATE July 7, 2017
June job gains come in hot
By Greg Richardson - EVP of Capital Markets

Employment in the U.S. thundered in June as the labor market added 222,000 new jobs to the economy, surpassing analyst expectations by several thousand, according to job numbers released Friday.

Wages grew by 2.5 percent over the last year while unemployment was little changed, bumping up to 4.4 percent. The average workweek went up to 34.5 hours while the labor force participation rate, which measures the number of people actively employed or looking for work, remained unchanged at 62.8 percent. In May, that number was 62.7 percent, and it was the same in June 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The robust report follows May’s disappointing

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