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How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-10-16T03:00:53-07:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers. From pre-approval to making your best offer, here are three tips to make sure you can act quickly and confidently when you find the perfect home. Let’s connect today to be sure you [...]

A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s

By |2020-10-07T03:00:38-07:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually over 40 times greater than that of a renter. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying a home, especially when they’re so affordable in today’s [...]

The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price

By |2020-09-22T03:00:00-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there [...]

Virtual School Is Changing Homebuyer Needs [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-09-11T03:00:39-07:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights With remote learning sweeping the nation this academic year, organized spaces with enough room for kids to learn effectively are high on buyer wish lists. If you’re trying to make room for your family’s growing needs, multi-purpose rooms and dedicated workspaces may be features to consider in your next home. Let’s connect today [...]

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

By |2020-09-01T03:00:06-07:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall cost in the long run. Today, that’s largely impacted by low mortgage rates. Low [...]

Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War

By |2020-08-31T03:00:33-07:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy [...]

Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?

By |2020-08-27T03:00:32-07:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? When looking for a home, the temptation to fall in love with a house that’s outside your budget is very real. So, before you start shopping around, it’s helpful to know your price range, [...]

The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year

By |2020-08-24T03:00:24-07:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending extra time where we currently live is enabling many families to re-evaluate what homeownership means and what they find most important in a home. According to Zillow: “In 2020, homes went from [...]

Mortgage Rates & Payments by Decade [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-08-14T03:00:01-07:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Sometimes it helps to see the dollars and cents you’ll save when you purchase a home while mortgage rates are low. Today’s low rates mean it’s less expensive to borrow money, so the savings over the life of your loan is significant. Let’s connect to determine the best way to position your family [...]

Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years

By |2020-08-13T03:00:32-07:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues. The way the housing market is positioned today, however, low mortgage rates are actually making homes more affordable, even as prices rise. Here’s why. According to the Mortgage Monitor Report [...]