Giulio Ferrante's Blog Posts

Are There Actually More Homes for Sale Right Now???

If you’re looking to make a move, you want to be sure you have the latest information on the housing market. To help make that possible, here’s an update on the supply of homes for

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Home Prices Still Growing – Just at a More Normal Pace!!

If you’re feeling a bit muddy on what’s happening with home prices, that’s no surprise. Some people are still saying prices are falling, even though data proves otherwise.

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Why Homeowners Are Thankful They Own?

Countless people have set out on the exciting journey of homeownership. Ask around and you’ll find the vast majority are thankful they took the leap and bought a home. But why? It’s

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Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America???

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a pulse on all of the things that could impact your

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Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind???

When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something

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Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing Market!!

If you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of recession talk. And many people worry, if we do have one, it

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How To Turn Homeownership into a Side Hustle!!

Does the rising cost of just about everything these days make your dream of owning your own home feel less within reach? According to Bankrate, many people are seeking additional

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Why You Should Use a Real Estate Agent When You Buy a Home!

If you’ve recently decided you’re ready to become a homeowner, chances are you’re trying to figure out what to do first. It can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to start,

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help Pave the Way to Homeownership!

If you’re looking to buy a home, your down payment doesn’t have to be a big hurdle. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 38% of first-time

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Expert Quotes on the 2024 Housing Market Forecast!

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home soon, you probably want to know what you can expect from the housing market in 2024. In 2023, higher mortgage

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Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline!

When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those

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Sell Smarter: Why Working with a Real Estate Agent May Beat Going Solo!

If you're thinking about selling your house on your own, called “For Sale by Owner” or FSBO, there are some important things to consider. Going this route means taking on a lot

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Get Ready To Buy a Home by Improving Your Credit Score!

As the new year approaches, the idea of buying a home might be on your mind. It’s an exciting goal to set, and it's never too early to start laying the groundwork. One crucial step

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These Non-Financial Benefits Turn a House into a Happy Home!!

There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the

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Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step!!

If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life,

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What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024!!

If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure

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3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024!.

If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with industry experts to bring your

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Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell.

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t SellJanuary 2, 2024 For Sellers Selling Myths If your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it's completely normal to

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Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions!

Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These QuestionsJanuary 3, 2024 For Buyers Pricing First Time Home Buyers Move-Up Buyers Housing Market Updates If you&rsquo

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Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game Changer!

Why Pre-Approval Is Your Homebuying Game ChangerJanuary 4, 2024 For Buyers First Time Home Buyers Move-Up Buyers Buying Myths If you’re thinking about buying a home,

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Why It’s Still a Seller’s Market Today!

Even though activity in the housing market has slowed from the frenzy that was the ‘unicorn’ years, it’s still a seller’s market because the supply of homes 

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The Art of Crafting Irresistible Real Estate Listings: Hyper-Personalization for Niche Buyers

Generic property listings will no longer sell you houses. Nowadays, only personalization can supercharge your success in real estate. It’s not just a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have.

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Boosting Your Home's Value: Why Updating is Essential

When it comes to homeownership, few investments are as significant as your home. Not only is it the place where you build your life and make cherished memories, but it's also a valuable asset that

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Shopping for the Best Mortgage Rates

Most people wouldn’t buy a new computer without shopping around first. They’d research different models and manufacturers, try out a few options in store, and compare pricing online and

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Seamless Showings: Elevating Home Buying Experiences with Virtual Reality Tours

The real estate industry, for decades, relied on traditional methods for showcasing properties. People would schedule in-person visits, often touring multiple homes before making a decision.,

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Understanding Certificate of Occupancy: Key Information for Buyers and Sellers

Depending on the nature of the work planned, your contractor may need to acquire the necessary permits. Neglecting to obtain these permits and properly closing them out upon project completion could

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Get the Most Out of a Mortgage with a Conventional Loan

When it comes time to purchase a home, there are many options from which buyers can choose to finance the cost of the home through a mortgage. At the time borrowers apply for a mortgage, their

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Mortgage Loan Limits are Changing — What You Need to Know

Mortgage loan limits — or how much you can actually borrow from a lender — are rising next year, both on FHA loans and on conforming ones.The news was announced by the U.S. Department of

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How Do FHA Loans Work — and Are They Right for You?

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have heard about an FHA loan in your search for a mortgage. While the term “FHA loan” is probably familiar to most, what it

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New MIP Requirements Make Housing Payments More Affordable For Many

On Wednesday February 22, 2023, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a decrease in the required mortgage insurance premium (MIP) on Federal Housing

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Winter Forecast – What to Expect in the Real Estate Market

As the song says, “Let it snow.” And now that winter is here…what about the real estate market? Will it get snowed over?In this post we’ll see what the experts

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What to Expect in the Market This Fall

The fall real estate market is typically a slower time of year than the spring, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to buy or sell a home. In fact, there are a number of factors

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Millennial Homebuyers: Everything Agents Need to Know

As a real estate agent, it’s important to realize that not all buyers are the same — especially when you’re talking about different generations.Millennials, Boomers, and Gen Xers

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Why Pre-listing Prep Is More Important Than Ever For Realtors

As a real estate professional, you know that sales process a home can be daunting. With so much competition and many factors to consider, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. For starters, you need

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Specialized Services for Seniors: How Real Estate Agents Can Help Aging Homeowners Navigate the Next Stage of Life

An exciting shift is currently happening in the real estate market. A recent study by The Alliance for Aging Research shows that by 2030, a staggering 71 million people will be over

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What the REALTORS® Confidence Index Is and Why its Useful

The real estate market is possibly the most complex and dynamic market in the world. It is influenced by many factors, such as economic conditions, buyer and seller behavior, and overall market

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6 Methods to Help Your Listings Sell Faster

The real estate market in the US is currently tepid. Data shows that in the month of July alone, home sales dropped 3.3%, especially in all four major U.S. regions. This is the lowest since

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Beyond Curb Appeal: Unraveling the Psychology of Home Staging to Attract Millennial Buyers

The millennials are quickly becoming the largest group of people in America today — even bigger than the baby boomers who used to rule the scene. In 2023, the youngest millennial will be

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Signature Cares April Food Pantry Donation

All month long our Signature agents are hard at work manning our food pantry, collecting donations, and stocking the shelves. At the end of each month, one of our offices chooses an organization

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Time To Sell Your Second Home?

Is It Time To Sell Your Second Home?During the pandemic, second homes became popular because of the rise in work-from-home flexibility. That’s because owning a second home, especially in the

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Top Key Terms To Know When Buying a Home

Key Terms To Know When Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]Some HighlightsBuying a home is a major transaction that can seem even more complex when you don’t understand the terms used

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Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market

What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing MarketIt doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming

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Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgages

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage RatesLast year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up

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Best Realtors On Long Island 6 Years in a row

The results are in, and we’ve got some BIG news  We did it again! We’re SO excited to announce we’ve won Best Real Estate Agency on Long Island in the Best of Long Island

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Home Prices In Syosset Area Increased Recently

SYOSSET, NY — National home prices broke another yearly growth record as buyer demand remained strong and housing supply stayed tight.Prices increased 1.1 percent from June to July in the

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