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9 Grants And Programs That Help Secure A First Home

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Dec. 11, 2017 – Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent of millennial renters want to buy a home, but most say they can’t afford to. What you may not realize is that many first-time homebuyer programs and grants offer […]

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Realtor.com® 2018 National Housing Forecast

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Check out Realtor.com’s article regarding our National Housing Forecast! “Millennials are a driving force in today’s housing market. They already dominate lower price home mortgage and are getting close to overtaking older generations for mid- and upper-tier mortgages. While financially secure in general, their debt to income ratios have started to increase as they compete […]

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Finding a Home

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Finding a Home by Bethany Sweet My husband and I recently bought a house! The most difficult part may not be what you’d expect!       Like many Millenials, searching online information is part of my everyday activity. So, naturally, in the search for a home, I went to the world wide web. Home […]

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NAR: Pending home sales flat in September

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (October 26, 2017) — Pending home sales were unchanged in September, but activity declined on an annual basis both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®(NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, stood at 106.0 in September – unchanged from a […]

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Snowbirds Welcome

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Welcome back, to our seasonal members of the South West Florida community! Are you looking for a place to stay through the season? Good news, Barnes and Phillips Real Estate has three available Seasonal Rentals, 2 in Port Charlotte and 1 in Punta Gorda: 19178 Almadyde Ct.- 2Bedroom 2Bathroom 2Car Garage- $2400 mo This home has […]

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Hey Florida, Barnes and Phillips Real Estate is Open for Business

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

In the last few months we have been preparing for what was predicted to be a very active hurricane season. We were able to prepare for the storm that came close, starting Monday. Thanks to our local news stations. By Friday, Charlotte County had a clear picture of the storm’s direction. Mandatory evacuations for most […]

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4 Things You Really Wish Your Sellers Knew

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Sellers

Some of these pointers posted in the Daily Real Estate News (September 20, 2017) may be hard to swallow, but the truth remains! Check out the post and see how you can prepare yourself as a seller:   4 Things You Really Wish Your Sellers Knew DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 […]

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How is the housing market in our area? Click on the link to find out!

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

Charlotte County Single-Family Homes

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Fla. housing market: Higher prices and more sales in June

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2017 – Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, higher median prices and more new listings in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 28,205 last month, up 4.3 percent compared to June 2016. “More homeowners decided it was time to […]

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Top Summer Vacation Home Markets for 2017 Jul 1, 2017Realtytrac StaffData Lab, Heat Maps, Real Estate Investing, RealtyTrac Reports

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Julie Boulanger in Uncategorized

ATTOM Data Solutions combed through the nation’s most popular vacation home cities — where at least one in every 12 buyers is looking for a second home — to find those with the best combination of good air quality, comfortable summertime temperatures, low crime, and appreciating home values — along with still-reasonable home prices. In […]

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