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How Does Housing Help Build Family Wealth?

By |May 31st, 2016|

As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to save and find other ways to build their net worth. One way to dramatically increase their family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate. For example, [...]

All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

By |May 30th, 2016|

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New & Existing Home Sales Climb [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |May 27th, 2016|

Some Highlights: Both New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales are up month-over-month and year-over-year. Inventory remains low which continues to drive home prices up as demand continues to exceed the 4.7-month inventory. The median price of new homes is up 12% from March 2015, while the median price of existing homes is up 6.3% from April [...]

Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House

By |May 26th, 2016|

You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must possess is trustworthiness. To what degree do you need to trust them? You must have enough trust in them that you feel [...]

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market

By |May 25th, 2016|

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists they surveyed: “In your opinion, what is the primary driver of recent home value growth in the U.S.?” Here are the top four reasons given by [...]

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 5 Years?

By |May 24th, 2016|

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 panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They [...]

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!

By |May 23rd, 2016|

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent.The Census Bureau recently released their first quarter median rent numbers. Here is a [...]

Renting vs. Buying: What Does it Really Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |May 20th, 2016|

Some Highlights: The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent. Buying costs are significantly less than renting costs. The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is less than the historic norm. Powered by WPeMatico

The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing

By |May 19th, 2016|

Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained: “A growing body of research shows that during presidential election years — particularly ones like [...]

Are Foreclosures Increasing or Decreasing?

By |May 18th, 2016|

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to skyrocket. Today, we want to reveal what is actually taking place in this segment of the housing market. CoreLogic, in their most recent National Foreclosure [...]