Anthony Atkinson's Blog Posts

Three Reasons to Buy a Home in 2021

2021 will be a great year to buy a home. Let's connect to make sure you're ready for success in today's housing market. Enter your information in the form to the right of this video and we'll

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The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted:“Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream,

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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership In The US

Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide

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The New York Market Report - November 2020

View Detail Housing Market ReportsAre You Thinkiing Of Selling?Get your FREE Home Evaluation Today!To request an Instant Evaluation of your home click HERENY real estate market remains strong during

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Raise Your Sales Game With Weichert Tools and systems

If you are looking for the right company to grow your Real Estate Career in 2021, hear what some of the Weichert agents and brokers had to say why they chose to partner with Weichert Realtors.

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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Holiday Season

This holiday season may be the perfect time to sell your house. Let's connect to discuss how today's buyer demand is presenting the greatest opportunities for.

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5 Steps to Take if You Need Forbearance Relief

Forbearance programs are helping homeowners manage their monthly mortgage payments right now. Let's connect and follow-up with your lender to make sure you have the information you need to make a

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The Winter Housing Market Forecast Will Be Hot And Won't Be Chilly

According to experts, the housing market is not forecasted to cool off this winter. Let's connect to make sure you're ready to enter the real estate market during the hottest time to buy or sell a

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Homeownership Is the primary to Building Wealth

For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019

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Digital House Hunting Makes Homebuying More Efficient In A Virtual Pandemic World

In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital

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With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Home Right Now?

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent

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Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership In 2021

Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment

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Have a Wonderful, Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a prime time for us to gather and to give thanks for all that we have. That includes family, friends, and our 'harvest.' This year has taught us how to be truly grateful. One idea

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The Winter Housing Market Forecast Won't Be Chilly

According to experts, the housing market is not forecasted to cool off this winter. Let's connect to make sure you're ready to enter the real estate market during the hottest time to buy or sell a

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Real Estate Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate

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VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation. In the United States, there are many valuable benefits available to

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Making a Home for the Brave Possible

Some HighlightsVA Home Loans provide unique opportunities for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families in recognition of their service to our Nation.For eligible individuals, options

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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy to meet

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Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for Sellers

The number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of

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I May Have A Buyer For Your Home!

If you are thinking of selling...now would be a great time to find out "How Much Your Home Is"

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Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations

The demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak homebuying season comes to a close by early fall.

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Six Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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6 VIP Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall

There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it becomes even more important to have an expert you

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Is Selling My House Now the Right Move?

Some HighlightsDemand from homebuyers has skyrocketed this year, which means today’s sellers are poised to win big. This ideal moment in time to sell your house won’t last

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a

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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success

Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major collapse. Some forecasts called for a 15-20%

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Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?

 As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After

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6 Home Upgrades Buyers Want in the COVID-19 Era

By Lauren Sieben | Sep 24, 2020Feverpitched/Getty ImagesIf you imagined 2020 was the year you would finally list your house for sale, you may have hit the brakes on those plans when

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Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs

Some HighlightsWith remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists.If you’re trying to

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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This Before?

The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with

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What Are The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year?

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This YearToday, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra

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The Cost of Renting Vs. Buying a Home In Today's Market

Some HighlightsThe percentage of income needed to afford a median-priced home today is declining, while that for renting is on the rise.This is making buying a home an increasingly attractive option

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Long Island Real Estate Matket Update

The pending home sales data reported by OneKey™ MLS in July demonstrates the strength of our market. After a disappointing spring market that was paused due to the coronavirus, it appears

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Two Important Reasons We Won’t See a Rush of Foreclosures This Fall

The health crisis we face as a country has led businesses all over the nation to reduce or discontinue their services altogether. This pause in the economy has greatly impacted the workforce and as

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Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound

With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the

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A Real Estate Pro Is More Helpful Now than Ever

Some HighlightsA recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during the current health crisis.Expertise and professionalism are highly

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Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For In Today's Market?

There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses and make a move, yet due to the impact of the ongoing health crisis, some sellers are taking their time coming back

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate reached the lowest

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 7 Years Running

Some HighlightsReal estate has outranked stocks, savings accounts, and gold as the best long-term investment among Americans for the past 7 years.The belief in the stability of housing as a-

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January.

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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas?

The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing

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Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today

According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low. This means there’s

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Pricing Your House to Sell this Season

The key to selling your house in this current market is to price it just right. Let's connect to make sure your house is priced to sell this.

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Want to Make a Move? Homeowner Equity is Growing Year-Over-Year In Your Area

One of the bright spots of the 2020 real estate market is the growth in equity homeowners are experiencing across the country. According to the recently released Homeowner Equity Insights Report

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Are You Ready for the Summer Housing Market?

As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from

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Summer is the New Spring for Real Estate

 Some HighlightsThe health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer.Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your

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Top Reasons to Own Your Home Now!

Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help you

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Top Reasons to Own Your Home

 Some HighlightsJune is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help

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The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and

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Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems

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VIRTUAL Seller Seminar

Before you make any decisions on your home's sale, join us for a VIRTUAL Seller's seminar. If you're considering selling now or in the future, this is your first step to achieving the highest return

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Will The Value Homes Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?

 With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are questioning whether home values will be impacted. The price

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The 3 Sciences That Are Driving Today's Expert Economic Projections

Business science, health science, and social science all influence the projections we're hearing from economic experts right now. Let's connect to discuss the latest insights and how they may impact

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What Are The Keys to Selling Your House Virtually During COVID-19?

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right

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Keys to Selling Your House Virtually

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under

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What If I Need to Sell My Home Now? What Can I Do?

Every day that passes, people have a need to buy and sell homes. That doesn’t stop during the current pandemic. If you’ve had a major life change recently, whether with your job or your

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What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell During COVID-19

Some Highlights:Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold

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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

Today’s everyday reality is pretty different than it looked just a few weeks ago. We’re learning how to do a lot of things in new ways, from how we work remotely to how we engage with

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Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever

For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more. The latest on the hotlist,

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?

Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisis brought the economy

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The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy Recover

Some HighlightsExpert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is

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Don’t Let Frightening Headlines Scare You

There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy as well.Amidst all

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The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

The Economic Impact of Buying a HomeWe’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact

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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward

Some Highlights:Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside.There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward.Connect

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

Some HighlightsThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown.The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th.All

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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006

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Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers

Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young HomebuyersBuying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as

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Realtor.com® Report: The Most Loved Home Features in the U.S.

Which feature made you fall in love with your current home? Was it the view? The in-ground pool? Or was it the in-law apartment that sealed the deal? According to a new analysis by 

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Weichert Realtors Quality Homes empower all their agents in lead gen, sales and marketing

NEWS BRIEFmyWeichert to empower 13K agents in lead gen, sales and marketingDeveloped with Inside Real Estate's kvCORE, myWeichert will roll out across the enterprise to support brokers in coaching

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Should I Sell My House In Long Island This Year?

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) 

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3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.1. Buying a Home

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The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting

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Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

Some Highlights:Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020!According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate

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Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter

Some HighlightsWinter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market.Waiting for warmer

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75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits

75 Years of VA Home Loan BenefitsToday, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.This year marks the 75th anniversary

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The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter In Long Island and Queens

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner

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How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a Home

The gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are experiencing an affordability crisis in housing today.It is true

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Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until the Spring?

5 Reasons to Sell This FallWhen the time come to sell a home, there are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much

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Should I Sell My Home This Fall or Wait Until the Spring?

5 Reasons to Sell This FallWhen the time come to sell a home, there are many questions homeowners ask themselves during the selling process. "How much will my home sell for?"  "How much

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