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John Askins

Royce Realty

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Hands-Free Or Not, Distracted Driving Is Deadly


May 28th, 2016

You might want to avoid talking to Siri while in your car. The iPhone voice assistant was found to be one of the most dangerous among various voice-controlled car systems recently studied by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety. ...
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Don't Cut Home Insurance, Experts Say


May 28th, 2016

Many home owners are contemplating reducing their homeowners insurance coverage since their property’s value may have changed. But experts warn that’s not a good idea and could leave home owners with insufficient co ...
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Easy Tips For More Curb Appeal To Sell Your Home


May 28th, 2016

No matter the asking price, simple curb appeal changes can set the scene to immediately attract buyers to a property. Data shows that a majority of home buyers look at properties online or drive by before contacting an agent. As a result ...
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Most Home Buyers Have No Regrets Today


May 28th, 2016

A study from Bankrate found that 90 percent of present owners do not regret buying their home.
The findings also revealed improved mo ...
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Average Time To Close On Home Mortgage Loan: 44 Days


May 27th, 2016

For the second consecutive month, the average time to close all loans stayed at 44 days, suggesting that new mortgage rules that took effe ...
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Cash Home Sales Lowest Since 2008


May 27th, 2016

The number of home buyers bringing all-cash to a transaction this year is on track to be the lowest since 2008, according to new findings from CoreLogic, a real estate data firm. For the first two months of this year, the share of cash s ...
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Is American Home Ownership Becoming Too Exclusive?


May 27th, 2016

The U.S. home ownership rate has fallen to the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 1995, according to the Census Bureau. The drop coincides with efforts by consumer groups and lawmakers to try to make home ownership more inclusive, ...
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How Sellers Can Sweeten The Deal To Attract Buyers


May 27th, 2016

Need to give buyers some extra incentive to choose your listing over the large inventories of others? Sure, price will get their attention, but some incentives may be the extra motivation needed to get the deal to the closing table.  ...
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New Hot Spots Where Americans Are Moving Right Now


May 26th, 2016

Americans are on the move again. So where are they going? Census Bureau migration data mixed with cross-metro moving requests on moving.com and cross-metro search traffic data on realtor.com® reveals the hot-spots drawing t ...
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Vacant ‘Zombies’ Are Fading Fast In Real Estate


May 26th, 2016

The number of properties in the foreclosure process that are vacant – dubbed “zombie foreclosures” – has plunged 30.1 percent compared to a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. Zombie foreclosures now make ...
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