5 Reasons to Resolve to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |December 30th, 2016|

Some Highlights:As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team!There are many benefits to using a local professional!Pick a pro who knows your local market and can help you navigate the housing [...]

Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

By |December 29th, 2016|

As we are about to bring in the New Year, families across the country will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. Many will decide that it is smarter to wait until the spring “buyer’s market” to list their house. In the [...]

You Need an Agent Who Will Put You First

By |December 28th, 2016|

When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move into, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal.One great example of [...]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

By |December 26th, 2016|

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.Here are the [...]

Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |December 23rd, 2016|

Some Highlights:November’s Existing Home Sales report revealed that sales are now at an annual pace of 5.61 million which is “now the highest since February 2007 (5.79 million) and is 15.4% higher than a year ago (4.86 million).”Total housing inventory (or the inventory of homes for sale) fell 8.0% from last month and is now [...]

The Fed Raised Rates: What Does that Mean for Housing?

By |December 22nd, 2016|

You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future?Many in the housing industry have predicted that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, would vote to raise the federal [...]

Student Loans = Higher Credit Scores

By |December 21st, 2016|

According to a recent analysis by CoreLogic, Millennial renters (aged 20-34) who have student loan debt also have higher credit scores than those who do not have student loans.This may come as a surprise, as there is so much talk about student loans burdening Millennials and holding them back from many milestones that previous generations [...]

Whether You Rent or Buy: Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

By |December 20th, 2016|

There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home 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 an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of [...]

2 Tips to Ensure You Get the Most Money When Selling Your House

By |December 19th, 2016|

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.1. Price it a LITTLE LOW This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for [...]

The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |December 16th, 2016|

Some Highlights:Your monthly housing cost is directly tied to the price of the home you purchase and the interest rate you secure for your mortgage.Over the last 30 years, interest rates have fluctuated greatly with rates in the double digits in the 1980s, all the way down to the near 4% we are experiencing now.Your [...]