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Wednesday, August 15, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Central Texas Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice 'Must-Haves' in Favor of Good School Districts

It should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to a report from Realtor.com, 86% of 18-34 year-olds and 84% of those aged 35-54 indicated that their home search areas were defined by school district boundaries.


What is surprising, however, is that 78% of recent homebuyers sacrificed features from their “must-have” lists in order to find homes within their dream school districts.


The top feature sacrificed was a garage at 19%, followed closely by a large backyard, an updated kitchen, the desired number of bedrooms, and an outdoor living area. The full results are shown in the graph below.


 





Buyers are attracted to schools with high test scores, accelerated academic programs, art and music programs, diversity, and before and after-school programs.


With a limited number of homes available to buy in today’s real estate market, comp ...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Killeen, Real Estate - Is Housing Affordable?

As home prices continue to rise due to a lack of inventory, many people are becoming more concerned about housing affordability. Taking a look at NAR's Housing Affordability Index puts that concern to rest. Let's get together to go over your specific market and determine whether or not you are ready to buy today!

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Thursday, July 26, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Killeen Home Sales: Thinking of Selling? Act Now!

Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale across the country and it does not appear to be slowing down. If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, let’s get together to discuss the supply conditions in our neighborhood so that I can assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing, and able to buy right now!  Killeen home inventory has been down when compared to the same time period in 2017.  The Fort Hood area continues to grow and demand for homes in the Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, and Greater Central Texas Areas continue to be strong.





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Wednesday, July 25, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement? Central Texas!

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in retirement.


According to the National Association of Exclusive Buyers Agents (NAEBA), there are 7 factors that you should consider when choosing your retirement home.1


1. Affordability




“It may be easy enough to afford your home today but think long-term about your monthly costs. Account for property taxes, insurance, HOA fees, utilities – all the things that will be due whether or not you have a mortgage on the property.”



Would moving to a complex with homeowner association (HOA) fees actually be cheaper than having to hire all the contractors you would need to maintain ...

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Monday, July 23, 2018   /   by Exit Homevets Realty

Killeen Home Selling: Thinking of Selling? Act Now!

Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale across the country and it does not appear to be slowing down. If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, let’s get together to discuss the supply conditions in our neighborhood so that I can assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing, and able to buy right now!

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