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Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2023-01-27T04:30:19-07:00January 27th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Homeownership wins over time. Let’s connect so you can [...]

Why It Makes Sense To Move Before Spring

By |2023-01-26T04:30:17-07:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to [...]

The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability

By |2023-01-24T04:30:15-07:00January 24th, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares:“. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more [...]

Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates

By |2023-01-17T04:30:15-07:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press [...]

Key Terms To Know When Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2023-01-13T04:30:27-07:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Buying a home is a major transaction that can seem even more complex when you don’t understand the terms used throughout the process. If you’re looking to become a homeowner this year, it’s important to know these housing terms and how they relate to the current market so you feel confident throughout the [...]

What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?

By |2023-01-02T04:00:47-07:00January 2nd, 2023|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation had a big impact on the economy, the [...]

Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do.

By |2022-12-28T04:00:32-07:00December 28th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating after you’ve applied for your mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. Here’s a list of things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for your home loan. Don’t Deposit Large Sums of Cash Lenders [...]

Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

By |2022-12-26T04:00:40-07:00December 26th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Build Your Credit Your credit [...]

What Makes a House a Home?

By |2022-12-22T04:00:54-07:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories [...]

Mortgage Rates Are Dropping. What Does That Mean for You?

By |2022-12-19T04:00:59-07:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Mortgage rates have been a hot topic in the housing market over the past 12 months. Compared to the beginning of 2022, rates have risen dramatically. Now they’re dropping, and that has to do with everything happening in the economy. Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), [...]