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3 Unique Opportunities in the Market Today

There are three opportunities in our current market that I want to alert you to.

There are opportunities in every real estate market, and I want to share three of them with you today.

First of all, a recent study revealed that almost 50% of all millennials in south Florida live at home. If you want to build wealth in the United States, the first step in creating wealth is to own your own home.

While this may not be possible for all millennials right now, some millennials should definitely consider packing up and buying their first home. If you have a great job, a steady income, and you’ve saved some money or have access to gift money, then now is a great time to get into a new property.

Let me tell you a quick story: When I first purchased a home, I got a 13.5% adjustable mortgage rate. Compared to today’s low interest rate, you can see that homes are more affordable. You can ask your friends and your parents what their first home’s interest rates were, and I think you will agree that even a 4% interest rate is an absolute gift to the real estate market.

Owning a home is the first step in creating your own wealth.

Secondly, if you already own your first home, now is a great time to upgrade to your next home or maybe even your dream home. Why? If you sell your current home, you are probably selling in a seller’s market. Depending on what price range you are moving up to, you will likely be buying in a buyer’s market. So, the market currently allows you to sell in the best position possible and have more options when you go to buy.

Finally, if you are ready to retire and want top dollar for your home, you can definitely win in this market, especially if your home lines up with what millennials are interested in. Why? Right now, we have a shortage of great homes in certain price ranges. Anything under $500,000 often receives multiple offers, great prices, and great terms.

So, it is time to capitalize on these three great opportunities in our current market. If you have any questions about buying or selling a home, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

Maximizing Your Real Estate Success

Lisa Treu of Treu Group Real Estate to talks mortgage rates, special loan programs, and explains what Treu Group Real Estate can do for you when you're getting ready to buy a home. Lisa talks about raving fans, property taxes, why the rent is rising, and reasons you should join the homeowner's club.

How You Could Win a Full Commission Amount This March

In the spirit of March Madness, we’re holding a competition of our own where you could win up to the full commission amount in a home sale.
Today we’re going to share how you can win in the game of real estate with our Treu Madness contest.

Unfortunately, Florida was just named No. 1 in mortgage denials; 17.1% of people applying for a home loan were denied. So how do you win if you’re looking to sell or buy real estate in our state? If you’re looking to buy, there’s some information you really need to know ahead of time. A good thing to do is start by pulling your credit report on a free site like Credit Karma. It won’t tell you exactly what a lender will see, but it’s a great ballpark for you.

Secondly, have all your documents like bankruptcies, foreclosures, and commissioned income prepared so you can discuss them with your lender.  The third thing you want is a thorough pre-approval, not a pre-qualification. Many homes don’t ask for certain financial documents and miss them. You might end up falling in love with a home only to have your heart broken when you find out you don’t qualify for the home’s cost.

If you guess the bracket correctly, you could win up to the full commission amount.

If you’re selling your house, that 17.1% should really be a concern because you don’t want your buyer to be denied a loan. That’s why it’s important to have a real estate team on your side that knows how to win and find the right deal for you.

Now, it’s March and we all know that it’s NCAA tournament time and Treu Group Real Estate wants to join in on the madness. We’re having a contest where you could receive closing cost credit up to the full commission amount. To play, call us and let’s get your home on the market if you’re selling, or let’s get you under contract if you’re buying.

Then, you can take a guess the winning basketball tournament bracket. If you guess the bracket 100% correctly, you could win up to the commission amount that we would collect as a commission cost. It will be a lot of fun! We’re even giving everybody who plays a prize.

If you want to join the contest, just give us a call soon. Good luck, and we hope to hear from you!

Master Your Mortgage With The Treu Group

Treu Group Real Estate and Erick Cantele from Academy Mortgage team up to share all you need to know before buying a home. What are your best options for types of loans? What do you need for a down payment? Do you need to be pre-approved, or pre-qualified? Listen in to let Lisa and Erick answer all your questions about getting ready to buy a new home.