Lauren Gontero's Blog Posts

How To Build Wealth Fast

Are you looking to increase your net worth and build wealth quickly? Here are a few ways people have successfully retired early so they can enjoy everything life has to offer with no strings!

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How Much Does My House Remodel Project Really Cost?

You are searching for the perfect home, you find one that you LOVE.  The layout feels like home, but it has ugly carpet and tile counter tops.In this market you can’t wait, you have to

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8.9 Million People Have Relocated Since the Start of the Covid-19 Pandemic

2020 will go down in history for a pandemic that changed the world. No one would ever have imagined last year that we would stay home for social distancing in order to help save lives. Specifically,

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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today

Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right TodayEven in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do.

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More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This YearThis year challenged us to reprioritize everything - from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our

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Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market

Learn What Four Experts Are Saying About The 2021 Housing MarketThe housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can

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What Pandemic? New-Home Sales Increase for Third Consecutive Month Reaching 13-Year High

New-home sales increased in July for the third consecutive month, going up 13.9 percent above the revised June rate of 791,000 and 36.3 percent above the July 2019 estimate of 661,000, according to

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Interested in a New Home? Start Here!

Why buy new? One word. Choices. From flooring to floor plans, energy-efficient features to flexible spaces, today’s new homes are built to strict, modern standards and offer a plethora of

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What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope

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Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020.Below is a chart depicting the projections of each

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What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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10 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make, That You Shouldn’t!

If you’re thinking about buying your first home you’re probably wondering where to start. First time home buyers make mistakes all the time. This article is focused on the common

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Seasonality in the Housing Market via National Association of Realtors Data

Approaching Seasonality As a Home SellerIf you’re a seller, it usually means you’re a buyer. For a lot of people, this means you do not have the luxury of selling when everyone else is

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NEVADA HOME IS POSSIBLE FOR TEACHERS

The Nevada Home is Possible for Teachers program is a very special down payment assistance program being offered through the Nevada Housing Division.  Home is Possible for Teachers

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Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.The trend continued among all buyers

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Attention First Time Home Buyers!

Attention First time home buyers! Don’t stress about the unknown… HIRE AN AGENT!! Aside from hiring a real estate professional to guide you through your first home purchase, here are

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4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings.

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Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end!

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Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a

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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For

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The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the

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Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic

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Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that,

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