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  • The Great News About Rising Home Prices

    Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. In some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers out looking for a home, which has caused prices... Read More

  • Why Getting Pre-Qualified Should Be Your First Step

    In many markets across the country, the amount 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 stand out. One way to show you are serious... Read More

  • Wallick and Volk Mortgage Bankers is a Proud Sponsor of Girls on the Run Wyoming

    At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running... Read More

  • 2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers

    Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Myth #1: “I Need a... Read More

  • Whether You Rent Or Buy, You Are Still Paying a Mortgage

    There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or... Read More

  • Savings Plan Challenge

    Save $2700+ in 52 Weeks! Looking for ways to save for a down payment on a house? Try this 52 week challenge. This time next year, you could be buying a new home! This may be one of the most simple savings challenges ever. Start by saving $2 in week... Read More

  • Rents Skyrocket at Highest Rate in Almost a Decade

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain... Read More

  • A Homeowner's Net Worth is 45X Greater Than a Renter's!

    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a 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... Read More

  • June is National Homeownership Month

    If you are wondering if homeownership is right for you, give one of our licensed loan originators a call!! • Paying rent is not a good investment, but owning is a great way to start building family wealth. • Not only does homeownership... Read More

  • Friday Food For Thought - It Takes a Team

    These were the words that started my adventure Sunday morning at 9am…………..   “This course today. It is designed for you to find your best. The only way you can fail this course today is if you did not find your... Read More

  • Americans Rank Real Estate Number 1 Long Term Investment

    The Gallup organization recently released a survey in which Americans were asked to rank what they considered to be the “best long term investment.” Real estate ranked number one, with 35% of those surveyed saying it was a better long... Read More

  • Saving For Your First Home

    If you are like most people, there are flexible areas in spending habits.  Many people don’t realize how much money they spend on coffee, holidays, restaurants, or other incidentals. Here are some suggestions for folks who want to start... Read More

  • Fed: No Rate Hike

    The Federal Reserve has taken a look at the U.S. economy and decided that it was not the right time to enact another rate hike. According to a statement released by the central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the U.S. economy has... Read More

  • You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down to Buy Now

    Survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to... Read More

  • Who Still Believes in the American Dream of Homeownership

    The concept of homeownership as the American Dream is not dead—at least not among Millennials and non-Whites, according to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI). Although they have yet to make their full homebuying force felt,... Read More