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4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market

By |2020-11-02T04:00:55-07:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Millennials, Real Estate|

Tomorrow, Americans will decide our President for the next four years. That decision will have a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but the residential real estate market will not be one of them. Analysts will try to measure the impact feasible changes in regulations might have on housing, the effect [...]

Buyer Interest Is Growing among Younger Generations

By |2020-10-28T03:00:32-07:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Generation X, Interest Rates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

The demand for homes this year is extraordinary as record-breaking numbers of hopeful buyers continue to shop for homes. In a normal year, the peak homebuying season comes to a close by early fall. However, 2020 is anything but a normal year, and the housing market is no exception. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the [...]

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?

By |2020-10-13T03:00:28-07:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, For Buyers, Millennials, Pricing, Real Estate|

One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested [...]

Today’s Buyers Are Serious about Purchasing a Home

By |2020-08-04T03:00:36-07:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: For Sellers, Interest Rates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Today’s homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they’re actively engaged in the buying process – and they’re serious about it. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicates: “…. Of American adults considering a future home purchase in the second quarter of 2020, about half (49%) are not simply [...]

Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

By |2020-03-17T03:00:19-07:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Buying Myths, Demographics, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Millennials, Real Estate|

The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately, the myths surrounding the [...]

Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers

By |2020-03-11T03:00:41-07:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Millennials, Real Estate|

Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as you learn about the process. For those in younger generations who aspire to buy, here are three things to consider sooner rather than later in your journey: 1. Understand What it Takes [...]

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Millennials, Real Estate|

In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help [...]

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

By |2020-02-11T04:00:58-07:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Real Estate|

Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the past six years. See the graph below: This increase does not come as [...]

Should I Sell My House This Year?

By |2020-01-28T04:00:11-07:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, For Sellers, Generation X, Millennials, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing market. Even with all the information overload [...]

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

By |2020-01-27T04:00:23-07:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Millennials, Real Estate|

In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% in Q4 2018 to 63% in Q4 [...]