Dan Hennen's Blog Posts

How Will the Housing Market Fare This Spring?

Real estate pros often anxiously await for the spring selling season, a time known for an uptick in home sales. But will spring be as hot for the housing market this year as it has been in the past?

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What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market

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7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big,

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Homeownership Rate Moves to Highest Level Since 2014

More Americans are becoming homeowners. The national homeownership rate increased slightly to the highest level since 2014 in the fourth quarter of 2018, reaching 64.8 percent, the U.S. Census

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How To List Your Home for the Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best Price If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest

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Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House [INFOGRAPHIC] Friday January 4th, 2019 For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers

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

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest

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How Will the Fed’s Vote to Raise Rates Impact Mortgages?

The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates on Wednesday--the fourth time this year. The real estate industry is watching closely to see how the latest round of increases will impact mortgage

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Credit Score Boost? Cellphone, Utility Payments Soon to Get Factored In

Millions of consumers may soon see a boost to their credit scores, which could help when applying for a mortgage. One of the largest credit-reporting firms in the U.S., Experian PLC, announced it

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8 Easy Ways to Save Money and Reduce Energy

A typical American household spends $2,060 a year on electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Unfortunately, if a home isn’t efficient, a lot of that energy goes to waste&mdash

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Supply tight but flattening, prices still rising, sales fluctuating

As sentiments regarding the direction of housing markets have changed, it’s worth remembering two key facts. First, all housing is local—what’s happening in San Francisco, Seattle

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Millennials Boosting U.S. Homeownership Rates

Millennials Boosting U.S. Homeownership RatesShareNovember 1, 2018A larger number of Americans—notably fueled by millennials—entered homeownership during the summer months. The national

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Mortgage Rates on the Rise

© REALTOR® MagazineBorrowers were faced with rising mortgage rates again this week, after a slight pause from increases the week before.“Despite volatility in the stock market, the 30

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Why Home Buyers Need to Hurry

While there have been signs recently that the market may be shifting toward the favor of home buyers, prices are still on the rise in many areas around the country. The median sales price

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