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  • 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

  • Are The Kids Finally Moving Out?

    1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around. According to the Urban Land Institute’s report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, household formations will increase dramatically.... Read More

  • The Importance of Home Equity to a Family

    There has been much written about how dramatically home values have increased over the last several years. With the increase in values, comes an increase in the equity each home owning family now has. The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard... Read More

  • 1st Time Buyers Finally Crashing the Real Estate Party

    There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that they are now entering the market in increasing numbers. The most recent Existing... Read More

  • Guess Where Residential Rents are Heading

    Each month, many people are faced with the decision of renewing their rental lease for another year or purchasing their first home. One of the questions that must be answered before they make a decision is – “Where are rents... Read More

  • Today Kicks Off National Homeownership Month.

    National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his... Read More

  • Cory Kasten Named Wyoming Lender of the Year.

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced today that long-time mortgage professional Cory Kasten NMLS 262697 | WY MLO #218, has been recognized by the WCDA as their “Wyoming Lender of the Year.” This prestigious award was presented last week... Read More

  • Home Sales Skyrocketing.

    Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increase over the same month last year. This is the highest number of sales since September... Read More

  • Becky Mulhollen Elected Board Chair for The Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee

    Wallick & Volk would like to congratulate Becky Mulhollen, Mortgage Consultant in the Bellevue branch, on being elected Board Chair for the Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee. Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassadors... Read More

  • 2015 A Year of Housing Opportunity

    Many believed that when the housing market crashed, so too would the desire of American’s to own a home again. Many reports have shown that, especially among younger generations, the American Dream of homeownership is still very much alive.... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk is a Gold Sponsor of Schnept Farms Community Fund Run and After Party

    Wallick & Volk is honored to be a Gold Sponsor for the Schnepf Farms Community Fund Run and After Party which is presented by The SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS® (SEVRAR). SEVRAR is the largest local trade association in... Read More