What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

By |2021-01-21T04:00:49-07:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Distressed Properties, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate|

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at [...]

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

By |2021-01-20T04:00:46-07:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, [...]

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

By |2021-01-19T04:00:49-07:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the lowest rates imaginable. However, the [...]

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

By |2021-01-18T04:00:20-07:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one [...]

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-01-15T04:00:03-07:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your loan at the closing table. Along the way, be sure to discuss any changes in income, assets, or credit with your lender, so you don’t unintentionally jeopardize your [...]

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

By |2021-01-14T04:00:01-07:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Real Estate|

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is [...]

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

By |2021-01-13T04:00:43-07:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Distressed Properties, For Buyers, For Sellers, Foreclosures, Housing Market Updates, Pricing, Real Estate, Short Sales|

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay [...]

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

By |2021-01-12T04:00:12-07:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and what we may need in one going forward. Here are [...]

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

By |2021-01-11T04:00:54-07:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home price growth remained [...]

Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-01-08T04:00:23-07:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, FSBO's, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

Some Highlights Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your homebuying or selling process. The right agent can explain current market conditions and break down exactly what they mean for you. If you’re considering buying or selling a home this year, let’s [...]