It’s Always Good to get a Second Opinion!

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When you plan on putting a roof on your home or installing new windows or putting a deck on the back of your house, you always get a second opinion so you get the best deal.  So why wouldn’t you get a second opinion when shopping for a mortgage? For a limited time, Howard Hanna […]

Buying or Selling a Home? The Crockett Team Can Help!

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With our proven marketing plan, The Crockett Team has helped hundreds of clients realize their real estate goals – whether they are buying or selling.  The Spring market is picking up and there are plenty of buyers, but housing inventory remains low.  If you are thinking of selling your house – now is the time. […]

Real Estate Market Activity Report for Willoughby, Ohio 4th Quarter 2013

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The first bar graph shows the number of homes ‘listed for sale’ relative to the number ‘sold’ and the number ‘pending’ (with a contract for sale but not yet closed).  The 4th quarter of 2013 shows an 8.3% reduction in inventory (homes for sale) versus the same quarter in 2012 (77 vs. 84) while sales […]

Real Estate Market Activity Report for Concord Ohio 4th Quarter 2013

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The first bar graph shows the number of homes ‘listed for sale’ relative to the number ‘sold’ and the number ‘pending’ (with a contract for sale but not yet closed).  The 4th quarter of 2013 shows a 27% increase in inventory (homes for sale) versus the same quarter in 2012 (113 vs. 89) while sales […]

Real Estate Market Activity Report for Mentor, Ohio – 4th Quarter 2013

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    The first bar graph shows the number of homes ‘listed for sale’ relative to the number ‘sold’ and the number ‘pending’ (with a contract for sale but not yet closed).  The 4th quarter of 2013 shows a 26.1% reduction in inventory (homes for sale) versus the same quarter in 2012 (181 vs. 245) […]

Real Estate Market Activity Report for Willoughby, Ohio – 3rd Quarter 2013

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Willoughby is a fairly hot market right now.  The number of “Homes For Sale” has dropped by 16% in the third quarter of 2013 versus the same time period in 2012.  This is in line with the overall home inventory shortage in our general area. The second graph showing the “Average Price” of “Homes Sold” […]

Real Estate Market Activity Report for Concord – 3rd Quarter 2013

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While the general market is experiencing a home inventory shortage, Concord has seen 15.5% increase in ‘homes for sale’ in the third quarter of 2013 versus the same time period in 2012 (122 homes versus 98).  The first bar graph showing the number of homes (1) ‘for sale’ (light green), (2) ‘sold’ (dark green) and […]

Real Estate Market Activity for Mentor, Ohio – 3rd Quarter 2013

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The first graph showing market activity on a monthly basis since January 2012 indicates that there continues to be an inventory shortage in Mentor with November showing 23% fewer homes listed ‘for sale’ than in November 2012,    (133 vs. 170).  Home sales, however, were 29.8% higher in the third quarter of 2013 than in the […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid when choosing a Mortgage Lender

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1)    My Bank is Just Easier – Wrong.  Many people feel that the large, well known bank where they have their checking and savings is the best place to have their home loan.  Not always.  In fact, not usually.  The larger banks can have cumbersome, out of state underwriting, which can add hassle to the […]

Do I Still Need a Buyers Agent?

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With real estate information and home listings available on sites such as Zillow, is a buyer’s agent really helpful? The short answer is absolutely yes.  In fact, the role of the buyer’s agent has changed but may be even more essential in the current real estate market. Home buyers have all the data they need […]