Bill Reitz's Blog Posts

Breakfast On The South Side

I am a breakfast junkie.Give me breakfast any meal of the day. Early morning, brunch, brinner, afternoon snack, you name it. I dig breakfast.I generally do my own cooking, but since I cannot come

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Almost 25 Percent Of New Home Buyers Think That Winter Is The Perfect Time To Buy

In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from

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Most Renters Have Been Misled

Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context

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Debunking Two Home Buying Myths

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that,

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Where Home Prices Are Going

There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer

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Five Tips For Starting Your Home Search

1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your SearchOne way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before

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Manifest On NBC

A new show has premiered on NBC called "Manifest". It first premiered last week on Monday, September, 24.  The previews for the show stirred up quite a buzz and I was one of the bees buzzing,

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The Five Year Difference

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. 

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Hurricane Florence

If you are anywhere near the path of this beast, please get out. Property can be rebuilt or replaced. You can't.Hurricane Florence could cost the East Coast more than $170 billion and damage

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Four Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home prices

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Shaking Crab

     Recently, my mom and I discovered this really cool seafood spot in VA Beach.  When we finally got some time we decided to go and check it out. Now, the

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Three Myths About Todays Real Estate Market

There are many conflicting headlines when it comes to describing today’s real estate market. Some are making comparisons to the market we experienced 10 years ago and are starting to believe that

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Homeowners Generate 44x The Wealth Of Renters

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data,

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It Might Be Time To Sell

Is it time to sell?Well, there were 850K new home permits issued in June of this year.And that, my friend is your competition in the future. Don't get me wrong, the shortage of homes on the

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Aug 4 2018 61032 1

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100

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How Long Does The Average Home Owner Live In Their Home

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure

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Jun 25 2018 61032 1

You do not need 20% down to buy a homeThe Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat

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