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  • Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

    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. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now,... Read More

  • Lower Mortgage Rates Are Heating Home Prices This Summer

    Mortgage rates have been falling since the last week of April and may be reigniting home price appreciation. The lower the rate the more purchasing power buyers have. The median price of homes sold in May rose 3.6% from a year earlier. As mortgage... Read More

  • 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

    A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing... Read More

  • The Feeling You Get From Owning Your Home

    We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home... Read More

  • How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

    There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource... Read More

  • Boomerang Buyers: Don't Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

    According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: “Fool me once-... Read More

  • Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes

    Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend... Read More

  • New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

    Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR)... Read More

  • Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership

    When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews... Read More

  • What Would Make You Sell Your House

    There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtorsasked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the... Read More

  • Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay

    Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.012% last week! This is... Read More

  • Why Pet Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

    One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather... Read More

  • Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now is the Time to Move Up

    In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for... Read More

  • How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

    There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National... Read More

  • Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready

    Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream. Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them,... Read More