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 […]