Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

2019-03-19T09:47:50+00:00 March 19th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|

Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a [...]

7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

2019-03-15T21:39:20+00:00 March 15th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your [...]

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

2019-03-15T21:39:19+00:00 March 15th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years. That led [...]

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

2019-03-12T09:34:05+00:00 March 12th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will [...]

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

2019-03-08T21:20:34+00:00 March 8th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials [...]

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

2019-03-08T21:22:32+00:00 March 1st, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic slowdown is in the near future: “While only 10% of panelists expect a recession in 2019, 42% say a recession will happen in 2020, and 25% expect one [...]

Preparing to Spring Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

2019-03-08T21:22:17+00:00 February 11th, 2019|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|

Some Highlights: In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST. Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition! Spring brings two things: more [...]

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

2018-06-29T21:47:49+00:00 June 29th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics|

Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living [...]