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  • New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

    Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR)... Read More

  • Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership

    When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews... Read More

  • What Would Make You Sell Your House

    There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtorsasked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the... Read More

  • 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 4.012% last week! This is... Read More

  • Why Pet Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

    One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather... Read More

  • Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now is the Time to Move Up

    In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for... Read More

  • How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

    There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National... Read More

  • Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready

    Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream. Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them,... Read More

  • What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House

    There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the... Read More

  • How To Have A Unique Open House

    According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you want to stand out in the... Read More

  • What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner

    Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the first time!... Read More

  • 2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers and Sellers

    Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there... Read More

  • How To Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

    Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the... Read More

  • Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increase in Value

    Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen... Read More

  • Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rate Here to Stay

    Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s... Read More