Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

February 22, 2019

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right! If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s […]

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

February 21, 2019

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by […]

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

February 20, 2019

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for […]

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms

February 18, 2019

Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other […]

The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

February 15, 2019

The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair […]

3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

February 14, 2019

3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact […]

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! 

February 12, 2019

Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did […]

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!

February 11, 2019

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No! Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parent’s or grandparent’s generations. Due to this, student loan debt […]

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

February 08, 2019

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few: 1. […]

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

February 07, 2019

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value? Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home equity more than double since 2011, […]

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

February 05, 2019

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s? There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, […]