Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2018-07-27T10:00:39-07:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Baby Boomers, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Generation X, Infographics, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

  Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 5 years! The generations agree! Real estate is the best investment! Generation X leads the way with 37% believing in real estate as the top investment.

Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

By |2018-07-25T10:00:46-07:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Baby Boomers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs [...]

Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!

By |2018-07-24T10:00:40-07:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s [...]

Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Market

By |2018-07-23T10:00:07-07:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

As the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) continue to fall to their lowest points in years. There is no doubt that the housing market will continue to strengthen throughout 2018. However, there [...]

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2018-07-20T10:00:55-07:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

Housing Will Not Fall Victim to Next Economic Storm

By |2018-07-19T10:00:46-07:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Some experts are calling for a slowdown in the economy later this year and most economists have predicted that the next recession could only be eighteen months away. The question is, what impact will a recession have on the housing market? Here are the opinions of several experts on the subject: Ivy Zelman in her [...]

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb

By |2020-05-15T13:36:56-07:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for [...]

4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!

By |2020-05-15T13:36:56-07:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain [...]

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

By |2018-07-16T10:00:02-07:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even trying, but in March, 71% of first-time buyers [...]