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Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: Lower your interest [...]

By |2019-07-16T03:01:23-07:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Should I Refinance My Home?

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!

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]

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

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that wages have increased at their highest rate in decades! These two factors have helped keep housing affordable despite low supply of houses [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:04:24-07:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie [...]

By |2019-04-17T03:05:26-07:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared [...]

By |2019-04-16T03:00:58-07:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following three questions to help [...]

By |2019-04-15T03:09:10-07:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many [...]

By |2019-04-12T03:04:14-07:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices! The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go [...]

By |2019-04-04T03:02:12-07:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on 3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market