Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices

By |2020-05-15T13:37:15-07:00April 28th, 2016|Categories: For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate|

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Two weeks ago, we posted on the vacation home market. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market. The survey revealed that investment-home sales in [...]

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW

By |2016-04-26T10:00:41-07:00April 26th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

A 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 address today.  1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to [...]

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

By |2020-05-15T13:37:16-07:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: For Sellers, Pricing, Real Estate|

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize [...]

New Home Buyers Look For Green Options [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2016-04-22T10:00:27-07:00April 22nd, 2016|Categories: For Sellers, Infographics, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: 11% of new homebuyers stated "energy efficient features" as the reason for their purchase. The most popular remodeling projects done for energy efficiency were insulation upgrades, HVAC replacements, and vinyl & wood window installations. Research shows that word preference does make a difference when it comes to attracting "green buyers." Powered by WPeMatico

Thinking of Selling? The Market Needs Your Listing!!

By |2016-04-20T10:00:48-07:00April 20th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

The housing market is really heating up and buyer demand is dramatically increasing as we enter the spring season. However, one challenge to the current market is a major shortage of inventory. Below are a few comments made in the last month by industry experts. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of NAR “Looking ahead, the key [...]

Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!

By |2020-05-15T13:37:16-07:00April 19th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the way up [...]