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Boomerang Buyers: Most Qualify for Financing in 2-3 Years

According to a new study from Lending Tree, Americans who have filed for bankruptcy may be able to rebuild enough credit to qualify for a home loan in as little as 2-3 years.

Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised!

A study by Fannie Mae suggests that many homeowners are not aware that they have regained equity in their homes as their investment has increased in value. If you are one of the many Americans who is unsure of how much equity you have built in your home…

Moving up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time in 40 Years

If you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better suits your current family needs, great news was just revealed.

FREE REGISTRATION: Discover your home’s market value. It’s Fast & Accurate. Simply enter your address and let us know where to email it on the next page. 

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Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

Every day, thousands of homeowners regain positive equity in their homes. Some homeowners are now experiencing values even higher than before the Great Recession.

Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

This rise in single-family housing construction will help tame home price growth, and the increase in multifamily units should continue to help slow rent growth. This is good news for the housing market

Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house.

2 Ways to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?

Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’

Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed in 2018?

The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast Growth

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast Growth ShareTweet November 8, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Sellers | Move-up Buyers | Pricing The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The report revealed that severely lacking inventory across the country drained sales growth and kept home prices rising at a ...

Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now

Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now ShareTweet November 6, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggests that a ...

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score ShareTweet November 1, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. ...

Renting or Buying… Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage

Renting or Buying… Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage ShareTweet October 30, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Interest Rates | Move-up Buyers | Rent vs. Buy There are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless ...

How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling

How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling ShareTweet October 26, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The study explains: “Since we ...

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs ShareTweet October 24, 2017 Category: Down Payments | First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Millennials | Move-up Buyers A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less. The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as ...

Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!

Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING! ShareTweet October 23, 2017 Category: For Sellers | FSBOs | Move-up Buyers There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide: Greater exposure to more buyers The skills of ...

Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time! ShareTweet October 20, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Luxury Market | Millennials | Move-up Buyers If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in ...

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States!

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States! ShareTweet October 18, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Interest Rates | Move-up Buyers In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The ...

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most?

Which Homes Have Increased in Value the Most? ShareTweet October 11, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Sellers | Housing Market Updates Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 5.6%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price ...

You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent

You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent ShareTweet October 9, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Sellers 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 ...

The Truth About Homeowner Equity

The Truth About Homeowner Equity ShareTweet October 5, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article ...

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update

A Tale of Two Markets: A 6-Month Update ShareTweet October 5, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Housing Market Updates Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets. In the starter ...

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming ShareTweet September 29, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales ...

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team

What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team ShareTweet September 29, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Millennials | Move-up Buyers How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How ...

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs ShareTweet September 26, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% ...

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home ShareTweet September 26, 2017 Category: For Sellers | FSBOs | Pricing Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure ...

Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy

Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy ShareTweet September 25, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Infographics | Millennials 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 ...

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall

Lack of Existing Home Inventory Slows Sales Heading into Fall ShareTweet September 22, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Infographics | Pricing FREE REGISTRATION: Discover your home's market value. It's Fast & Accurate. Simply enter your address and let us know where to email it on the next page.  Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their ...

More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell!

More Americans Say Now is a Good Time to Sell! ShareTweet September 21, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers | Pricing Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index ...

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?

Why Are So Few Homes for Sale? ShareTweet September 20, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.” First American just released ...

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018

Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2018 ShareTweet September 19, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and The Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2018. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for the remainder of this year and the next. As we ...

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall ShareTweet September 19, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ...

Report: Home Ownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream

Report: Home Ownership Is a Precondition of the American Dream ShareTweet September 14, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Millennials | Move-up Buyers Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream. The report confirmed that “all generations–including millennials–agree homeownership ...

Happily Ever Homeowner

Happily Ever Homeowner ShareTweet September 14, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to ...

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need

Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need ShareTweet September 12, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers 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. ...

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall!

4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall! ShareTweet September 11, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers 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 6.7% over the last 12 months. ...

How Supply and Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values

How Supply and Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values ShareTweet September 11, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Infographics FREE REGISTRATION: Discover your home's market value. It's Fast & Accurate. Simply enter your address and let us know where to email it on the next page.  Some Highlights: The concept of supply & demand ...

America Needs Your House!!

America Needs Your House!! ShareTweet September 7, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are saying on the issue (emphases added): Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief ...

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?

Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value? ShareTweet September 7, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The release of the report included this headline,  “National Home Prices Now 50% Above March 2011 Bottom” The real estate ...

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth

How Your Home’s Value Grows Your Family’s Wealth ShareTweet September 5, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers | Pricing Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.64% per year on average and to grow by 18.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for ...

14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

14,904 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? ShareTweet September 5, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers | Pricing There are some homeowners who are patiently waiting to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their houses for sale. Something these homeowners might want to take into consideration is the fact that if their homes haven’t ...

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell? ShareTweet September 1, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle ...

Where Are Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years?

Where Are Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years? ShareTweet August 30, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide ...

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High ShareTweet August 30, 2017 Category: Down Payments | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last 12 months. This is great news for buyers as this marks ...

Don’t Disqualify Yourself … 52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750

Don’t Disqualify Yourself … 52% of Approved Loans Have A FICO® Score Under 750 ShareTweet August 28, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers 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 ...

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission

Study: FSBOs Don’t Save Real Estate Commission ShareTweet August 24, 2017 Category: For Sellers | FSBOs One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, ...

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time

Want to Keep up with the Joneses? Now’s the Time ShareTweet August 24, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start living ...

More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Market

More Boomerang Buyers Are about to Enter the Market ShareTweet August 22, 2017 Category: For Buyers | Housing Market Updates We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between ...

Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home?

Why Is It Important to Use a Professional to Sell Your Home? ShareTweet August 21, 2017 Category: For Sellers | FSBOs When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is ...

To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC]

To Stage…or Not to Stage? That Is the Question! [INFOGRAPHIC] ShareTweet August 18, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Infographics Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging ...

58% of Homeowners See a Drop in Home Values Coming

58% of Homeowners See a Drop in Home Values Coming ShareTweet August 17, 2017 Category: For Buyers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers According to the recently released Modern Homebuyer Survey from ValueInsured, 58 percent of homeowners think there will be a “housing bubble and price correction” within the next 2 years. After what transpired just ten years ago, we can understand the ...

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert

Sellers: Your Home is an Oasis in an Inventory Desert ShareTweet August 16, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers First-time homebuyers are flocking to the real estate market by the thousands to find their dream homes in order to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Unfortunately for many, the inventory of starter and trade-up homes ...

Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide

Homes Are Selling Quickly Nationwide ShareTweet August 15, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 28 days in June. This is a slight increase from the 27 days reported in May, ...

Home Owner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s

Home Owner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s ShareTweet August 14, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth ...

What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’?

What State Gives You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? ShareTweet August 11, 2017 Category: For Buyers | Infographics Some Highlights: Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you? The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states. The ‘Biggest Bang ...

Hey, Millennial Home Owners!! It May Be Time to Sell.

Hey, Millennial Home Owners!! It May Be Time to Sell. ShareTweet August 11, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Millennials | Move-up Buyers Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows ...

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low

Housing Inventory Hits 30-Year Low ShareTweet August 9, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeowners, in preparation for the increased demand, are enticed to list their house for ...

93.9% Of Homes in The US Have Positive Equity

93.9% Of Homes in The US Have Positive Equity ShareTweet August 9, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that ninety-one thousand residential properties regained equity in Q1 2017. The outlook for 2017 remains positive as well, as an additional 600 thousand properties will regain equity if home prices rise another 5% this year.  The ...

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? ShareTweet August 7, 2017 Category: For Buyers | Housing Market Updates | Move-up Buyers The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a ...

Millennial Home Ownership Rate Increases

Millennial Home Ownership Rate Increases ShareTweet August 3, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Housing Market Updates Recent headlines exclaimed the homeownership rate, as reported by the Census Bureau, rose again in the second quarter of 2017. What didn’t get much attention in the reports is that the homeownership rate for American households under the ...

Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC]

Inventory Drops Again, Sales Slow [INFOGRAPHIC] ShareTweet August 2, 2017 Category: For Sellers FREE REGISTRATION: Discover your home's market value. It's Fast & Accurate. Simply enter your address and let us know where to email it on the next page.  Highlights: Existing Home Sales are now at an annual pace of 5.52 million. Inventory of existing homes ...

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What’s Stopping You from Listing Now?

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What’s Stopping You from Listing Now? ShareTweet August 2, 2017 Category: For Sellers Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home ...

Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap!

Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap! ShareTweet August 1, 2017 Category: For Buyers There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise ...

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale ShareTweet July 31, 2017 Category: For Sellers 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. ...

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

A ‘Buyer’ in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush ShareTweet July 26, 2017 Category: For Sellers In today’s highly competitive seller’s market where there are more buyers than there are homes for them to buy, some sellers may feel like the ball is in their court. And they would be right when it comes to choosing ...

Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners

Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners ShareTweet July 26, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Move-up Buyers | Pricing Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the ...

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY!

U.S. Housing Inventory Hits a New Low… List Your House TODAY! ShareTweet July 24, 2017 Category: For Sellers Every summer, families across the country decide if this will be the year they sell their current house and move into their dream home. Mortgage rates have hovered around 4% for all of 2017, forcing buyers off the fence and into ...

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer ShareTweet July 24, 2017 Category: For Sellers Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR)shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, ...

Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First [INFOGRAPHIC]

Singles Are Falling for Their Dream Home First [INFOGRAPHIC] ShareTweet July 22, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Infographics Some Highlights: According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent home buyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year. The percentage of first-time ...

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision

84% of Americans Believe Buying a Home is a Good Financial Decision ShareTweet July 20, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision. This is the highest percentage since ...

3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Tips to Succeed in Today’s Real Estate Market ShareTweet July 19, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared ...

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!

Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW! ShareTweet July 18, 2017 Category: For Sellers If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept ...

3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home ShareTweet July 17, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Interest Rates | Move-up Buyers 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 interests at heart, ...

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC] ShareTweet July 14, 2017 Category: Down Payments | First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Infographics | Move-up Buyers Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall. FREE ...

The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership

The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership ShareTweet July 14, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers 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 ...

Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE

Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE ShareTweet July 12, 2017 Category: For Sellers In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market ...

The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power

The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power ShareTweet July 11, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Interest Rates | Move-up Buyers 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! ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner! ShareTweet July 10, 2017 Category: For Sellers | FSBOs In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this ...

The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home

The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home ShareTweet July 10, 2017 Category: For Sellers | FSBOs When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is ...

Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC] ShareTweet July 7, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Infographics FREE REGISTRATION: Discover your home's market value. It's Fast & Accurate. Simply enter your address and let us know where to email it on the next page.  Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. ...

Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported

Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported ShareTweet July 6, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | New Construction The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Study, and a recent blog from JCHS revealed some of the more surprising aspects of the study. The first two revelations centered around the shortage of housing ...

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate ShareTweet July 5, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Interest Rates | Move-up Buyers Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts ...

Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better!

Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better! ShareTweet July 4, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly index ...

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell! ShareTweet July 3, 2017 Category: For Sellers | Housing Market Updates We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information ...

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell!

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell! ShareTweet June 30, 2017 Category: For Sellers The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics like, “if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the ...

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer ShareTweet June 29, 2017 Category: For Buyers | For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Infographics Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales reached their third-highest mark this year in May. Inventory of homes for sale has dropped 8.4% since last year, marking the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year declines. NAR’s Chief Economist, ...

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step

Pre-Approval Should Always Be Your First Step ShareTweet June 27, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to ...

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? ShareTweet June 27, 2017 Category: For Buyers | For Sellers | Move-up Buyers CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in ...

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers ShareTweet June 26, 2017 Category: Down Payments | First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Move-up Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they ...

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying in the US [INFOGRAPHIC] ShareTweet June 23, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Infographics Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage ...

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning ShareTweet June 22, 2017 Category: For Buyers | For Sellers We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report ...

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory?

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory? ShareTweet June 15, 2017 Category: For Buyers | For Sellers | Housing Market Updates | Pricing As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble.Zillow just reported that: “National home values have surpassed the peak hit during the housing bubble and are at their ...

The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY Debate

The TRUTH Behind the RENT vs. BUY Debate ShareTweet June 14, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Housing Market Updates In a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The index examines the entire US housing market and then isolates ...

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates ShareTweet March 22, 2017 Category: First Time Home Buyers | For Buyers | Housing Market Updates Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what ...

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