Real Estate with  CHRIS B JOHNSON   By Chris B Johnson Realtor,  GET IN TOUCH There’s No Place Like Home Last week, we reported on the financial reasons purchasing a home in today’s market …



  • No-Place

    There’s No Place Like Home

    Last week, we reported on the financial reasons purchasing a home in today’s market makes sense. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year surveying participants for the reasons that American’s feel are most important in regards to homeownership.
  • Opportunity

    Selling Your House in 2015? Don’t Miss this Opportunity

    Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item relative to the supply of that item.
  • Time

    Why Waiting To Buy Might Not Make Sense

    Whether you are a first time or a move-up buyer, there are two factors that will impact the amount of house you can afford in your price range: home prices & mortgage rates. Let’s look at what the experts are predicting over the next twelve months for these two areas:
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The Truth About Rising Prices & Family Wealth | Simplifying The Market

The Truth About Rising Prices & Family Wealth


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released a report revealing that the growing wealth gap in this country has been impacted by the recent increases in real estate values coupled with the drop in homeownership rates. The report discloses:

“Over 90 percent of metro areas have experienced declining homeownership rates at a time when home values have risen and incomes have remained flat.”

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Attaining The American Dream: The 5 Financial Reasons to Buy | Simplifying The Market

Attaining the American Dream: The 5 Financial Reasons to Buy


We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Thepersonal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities.

Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership his paper - The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America.

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Homeownership Still a Great Investment | Simplifying The Market

Homeownership Still a Great Investment


Four recent news articles confirmed that most Americans still see real estate as a great long term investment. The Gallup organization polled the American people and discovered that they believe that real estate is a better long term investment than stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings or bonds:

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Easy Chicken Little: Homeownership Rates are NOT Crashing | Simplifying The Market

Easy Chicken Little: Homeownership Rates Are NOT Crashing


The Census recently released their 2015 Q1 Homeownership Statistics, and many began to worry that Americans have taken a step back from the notion of homeownership.

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Chris B
Johnson
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Moorpark, CA
(805) 208-0823
Your home is probably the biggest asset that you own. That is why you need to choose a partner, who is working for YOU to get the job done correctly, the first time. One who is concerned about Quality, not Quantity.

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