So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a home and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true!Read More
First Time Home Buyers
If you haven’t bought a home before and aren’t sure how to start, these articles are perfect for you.
How Supply & Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]
The Concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low & demand for that item is high!Read More
Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.Read More
Slaying Myths About Home Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]
Interest Rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to fall.Read More
A Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s!
A homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400)!Read More
Wait Until Next Year? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Waiting even a year can make a big difference in affordability…Read More
Serious About Home Buying? Get Pre-Approved
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.Read More
How Does Housing Help Build Family Wealth?
As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. One way to dramatically increase family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate.Read More
Renting vs. Buying: What Does it Really Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent.Read More
Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!
Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that:Read More
5 Mortgages That Require No Down Payment Or A Small One | Bankrate.com
Homebuyers with little savings are finding more home loans are available for a low down payment — some even have no down payment.Read More
Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!
Homeownership remains cheaper than renting…Read More
5 Rookie Mistakes By First-Time Homebuyers (And How To Avoid Them)
By Movement Mortgage | Jonathan McFadden | Read Bio This is it: The big one. You’ve scoped out the neighborhood, saved for your down payment and found your custom kitchen and perfect bathroom tile. You’re trading the world of rental apartments, condos and townhomes for one of the biggest financial commitments of your life: […]Read More
Building Wealth: First Rung on the Ladder is Housing
How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success”. A recent story they […]Read More
The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes
Today’s home buyers value the emotional benefits of owning a home as much as the financial ones.Read More
You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think
In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home.Read More
More & More Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: 24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase. 47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy. 18% of first-time buyers were single women. Source: My KCMRead More
Don’t Be Fooled… Home ownership Is A Great Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]
Home ownership is a great investment. Whether you rent or own, you are paying a mortgage. Yours when you own, your landlord’s when you rent.Read More
Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
24% of all recent buyers were single at the time of purchase, and nearly 20% of first-time buyers were single women.Read More
Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford.Read More
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