National home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase.Read More
Articles written to help buyers.
Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it.Read More
- Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
- You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
- Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee […]Read More
The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania revealed that many millennials have not yet considered purchasing homes simply because […]Read More
I previously informed you about a study that revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.Read More
I collect my pet peeves, because I demand better of myself, especially for my clients.
And they are completely avoidable, at little or no expense.Read More
The buying process flowchartRead More
- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
- In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
- Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
- Alaska & West Virginia were the only states where home prices are lower than they were last year.
I have five pretty simple rules to make our home shopping experience as stress-free as possible.Read More
You’ll save a lot of money, they are easy to deal with, and their job is to help you.
Your bank? Probably notsomuch…Read More
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.Read More
Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median priced home today (30%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median priced home (15%), though…Read More
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
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
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
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 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400)!Read More
Waiting even a year can make a big difference in affordability…Read More
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