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Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |March 31st, 2017|

Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were the only states where home [...]

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

By |March 30th, 2017|

The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject.HousingWire:“Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever been before, [...]

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

By |March 29th, 2017|

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 today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market [...]

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

By |March 28th, 2017|

Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is "an escalator to wealth.”Bach went on to explain:"If millennials don't buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth in this country are little to none. The average homeowner [...]

Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

By |March 27th, 2017|

There are some people who have not purchased homes 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 your landlord’s.As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained this month in [...]

How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |March 24th, 2017|

Some Highlights:The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high!Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market!There has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012!Buyer Demand continues to [...]

The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later

By |March 23rd, 2017|

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day.With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire foreclosure [...]

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

By |March 22nd, 2017|

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 the experts are saying:Laurie Goodman, Co-director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center:“In 1984, 1994, 2000, and 2013, every time we [...]

It's a Seller's Market! Should I Downsize Now?

By |March 21st, 2017|

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market.In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the [...]

4 Great Reasons to Buy This Spring!

By |March 20th, 2017|

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year.The [...]