Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

Posted on October 16, 2018

For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really b Read More >>

Pre-Approval: Your 1st Step in Buying a Home

Posted on October 15, 2018

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to Read More >>

New Home Sales Up 12.7% From Last Year

Posted on October 10, 2018

According to the latest New Residential Sales Report from the Census Bureau, new construction sales in August were up 3.5% from July and 12.7% fro Read More >>

What’s Going On With Home Prices?

Posted on October 09, 2018

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first tim Read More >>

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

Posted on October 08, 2018

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own ha Read More >>

Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on October 05, 2018

Some Highlights: According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the country. In six states the Read More >>

Are We About to Enter a Buyers’ Market?

Posted on October 04, 2018

Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. Read More >>

2 Factors to Watch in Today’s Real Estate Market Whether Buying or Selling

Posted on October 03, 2018

When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who Read More >>

Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy?

Posted on October 02, 2018

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fann Read More >>

How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

Posted on October 01, 2018

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market’s demand for it. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR)  Read More >>

Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on September 28, 2018

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 in Read More >>

Are Home Prices Softening or Are They Falling?

Posted on September 27, 2018

We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace i Read More >>

The Cost of NOT Paying PMI

Posted on September 26, 2018

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on w Read More >>

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019?

Posted on September 25, 2018

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. Read More >>

How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value?

Posted on September 24, 2018

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national h Read More >>

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on September 21, 2018

Some Highlights: Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. Buyers are often competing with Read More >>

Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal?

Posted on September 20, 2018

The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. B Read More >>

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!

Posted on September 19, 2018

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well Read More >>

Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

Posted on September 18, 2018

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing mar Read More >>

If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW!

Posted on September 17, 2018

If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below hist Read More >>

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