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Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Whether you plan to stay in your house for [...]

By |2019-06-14T03:01:27-07:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center, “Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other [...]

By |2019-06-13T03:04:55-07:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, [...]

By |2019-06-12T03:01:38-07:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy [...]

By |2019-06-11T03:04:29-07:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save [...]

By |2019-06-10T04:00:38-07:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates to rise to 4.5% by the Q4 2020. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 [...]

By |2019-06-07T03:07:07-07:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may [...]

By |2019-06-06T03:04:56-07:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Baby Boomers, Demographics, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates|Comments Off on What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and 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 [...]

By |2019-06-05T03:04:13-07:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual and community success. Their article, [...]

By |2019-06-04T03:07:54-07:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. [...]

By |2019-06-03T04:00:07-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer