Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000

July 18, 2018

Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000 Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford the most precious piece of the American Dream – their own home. However, it is not just the price of a home that determines its affordability. The monthly cost of a home […]

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality

July 17, 2018

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality Living within a budget will not only help you save money for a down payment on a home, but it will help you pay down other debts that might be holding you back.

Why Should You Use A Professional to Sell Your Home?

July 16, 2018

Why Should You Use A Professional to Sell Your Home? When homeowners decide to sell their houses, they obviously want to get the best possible pricefor their home with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold. In order […]

4 Reasons to Sell Your House

July 13, 2018

4 Reasons to Sell Your House Is this summer the right time to sell your home? Wondering if you should put your house on the market today? Check out this video for the best reasons to list your house this summer!

The Cost of Renting vs Buying

July 12, 2018

The Cost of Renting vs Buying Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%), the choice to buy is obvious.

Where are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed

July 11, 2018

Where are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment, and it’s important to know where rates are headed.

Why You Need a Pro When Buying a Home

July 10, 2018

Why You Need a Pro When Buying a Home In today’s market: you need an experienced professional. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good agent will save you money, not cost you money.

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

July 09, 2018

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home? There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they get married or start a family, some might think they are too […]

You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW!

July 06, 2018

You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW! The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do […]

Why Getting Preapproved Should Be the First Step

July 05, 2018

Why Getting Preapproved Should Be the First Step One way to show you’re serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

July 03, 2018

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO  Tuesday June 19th, 2018  For Sellers, FSBOs, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be […]

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer

July 02, 2018

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time […]

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

June 29, 2018

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO As home prices continue to rise, a lack of inventory remains a crucial challenge in today’s market which has some homeowners trying to sell their homes on their own.  

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

June 28, 2018

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing […]

Should You Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year

June 27, 2018

Should You Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year If buying a home is in your plan for this year, doing it sooner rather than later could save you thousands of dollars over the terms of your loan.

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

June 26, 2018

How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The […]

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight?

June 25, 2018

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight?  With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of standards for mortgage credit. In a […]

Home Prices – The Difference 5 Years Makes

June 22, 2018

Home Prices – The Difference 5 Years Makes Every day, thousands of homeowners regain positive equity in their homes. You may have enough equity to sell your house and move on to your dream home.

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying

June 22, 2018

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew […]

Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April

June 21, 2018

LANGUAGE  Days on The Market Drops to New Low in April  According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, had […]