Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone!

November 15, 2017

Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers &… Read more

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’

November 10, 2017

The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about… Read more

The home loan process can be confusing!

October 5, 2017

The home loan process can be confusing! Let us walk you through the process, one step at a time. Our home loan application is a thorough one because we want you to know precisely how much house you qualify for. Interested in attending the Smart Home Buyer Workshop, register here!… Read more

Buyer Demand Continues

August 3, 2017

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index.… Read more

The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership

July 14, 2017

Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take… Read more

Purchasing power

High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Purchasing Power

July 11, 2017

What is your Purchasing Power? According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs,… Read more

4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring!

March 24, 2017

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over… Read more

Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out

March 21, 2017

Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home… Read more

The Impact of Homeownership on Civic Involvement

February 16, 2017

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is… Read more

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home

February 14, 2017

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself… Read more

The Impact of Homeownership on Educational Achievement

February 12, 2017

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is… Read more

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

February 10, 2017

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the… Read more