Existing Home Sales Bounce Back [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2016-01-29T11:00:22-07:00January 29th, 2016|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Pricing, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: Sales in December were 14.7% higher than those in November, marking the largest month-over-month increase ever recorded. Inventory levels are still below historic norms at 3.9-months supply. Median home price is up 7.6% from last year, marking the 46th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains. Powered by WPeMatico

Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time

By |2016-01-28T11:00:05-07:00January 28th, 2016|Categories: For Sellers, Real Estate|

It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring [...]

A Million+ Boomerang Buyers about to Enter Market

By |2020-05-15T13:37:18-07:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now - What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners that were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market in the next three years. TransUnion defined “negatively impacted” as… “…those who were 60+ days [...]

Existing Home Sales Rebound in December

By |2016-01-25T11:00:44-07:00January 25th, 2016|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their latest Existing Home Sales Report on Friday. Sales of existing homes rose by the largest increase ever recorded as they rebounded 14.7% over November’s numbers and now stand at 7.7% higher than a year ago. While this is great news for the housing market, let’s take [...]

What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?

By |2016-01-22T20:46:46-07:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Here are three takeaways: 59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed (5%) about what FICO score is [...]

Rents Still Skyrocketing

By |2016-01-22T20:46:53-07:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Zillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these often make it difficult to truly assess a situation. For more clarity, we want to share some points that were made in a Wall Street Journal article earlier this month. The article [...]

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home?

By |2020-05-15T13:37:18-07:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials, Real Estate|

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current [...]

Thinking of Buying? Selling? 5 Reasons You Need To Hire A Professional

By |2020-05-15T13:37:18-07:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Real Estate|

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You NEED [...]