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

By |2016-12-30T11:00:11-07:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 [...]

Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2016-12-23T11:00:12-07:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Real Estate|

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 |2016-12-22T11:00:42-07:00December 22nd, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 |2016-12-21T11:00:37-07:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Millennials, Real Estate|

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 |2020-05-15T13:37:08-07:00December 20th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 |2016-12-19T11:00:06-07:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: For Sellers, Pricing, Real Estate|

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 |2016-12-16T11:00:01-07:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

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 [...]