What’s the Median Home Value in Your State?

2018-06-27T21:27:07+00:00 June 27th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|

If you’ve entered the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the mantra “location, location, location” in reference to identical homes increasing or decreasing in value based on where they’re located. In today’s housing market where home prices are appreciating quickly, it’s important to know that not every home appreciates [...]

Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

2018-06-21T19:57:59+00:00 June 21st, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|

With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing boom and bust, we are in much better shape than [...]

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

2018-06-19T19:12:57+00:00 June 19th, 2018|For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top [...]

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

2018-06-13T18:03:09+00:00 June 13th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When the results were broken down [...]