When You Own a Home, How Does It Feel?

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 differentContinue reading “When You Own a Home, How Does It Feel?”

1 In 5 Americans Live In a Multigenerational Household. Are You One of Them?

Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in theContinue reading “1 In 5 Americans Live In a Multigenerational Household. Are You One of Them?”

The 4 Most Popular Investments in America Are…

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not alwaysContinue reading “The 4 Most Popular Investments in America Are…”

What’s Going On With Home Values???

What is Really Happening with Home Prices? Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expectedContinue reading “What’s Going On With Home Values???”

You’ve Already Been Pre-Approved. Now, Let’s Get Your Offer Accepted!

4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comesContinue reading “You’ve Already Been Pre-Approved. Now, Let’s Get Your Offer Accepted!”

7 Facts About Memorial Day. Was It Always Known As Memorial Day?

Today, Memorial Day is synonymous with barbecues, picnics—but the holiday’s roots trace back far further than you might have realized. Below, a few facts about the history of Memorial Day, and how it’s evolved throughout its 150-odd years. 1. MULTIPLE CITIES CLAIM TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE OF MEMORIAL DAY. According to the Library of Congress, PresidentContinue reading “7 Facts About Memorial Day. Was It Always Known As Memorial Day?”

Read This BEFORE You Start Your Home Search!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time home buyer if you aren’t prepared. The ones who ARE prepared are often the ones who win the home. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the authorContinue reading “Read This BEFORE You Start Your Home Search!”

What Is The Deal With Interest Rates?

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 homeContinue reading “What Is The Deal With Interest Rates?”

If You’re Thinking of Selling Your Home and It’s Not Listed, You’re Missing Out On Potential Buyers.

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 stableContinue reading “If You’re Thinking of Selling Your Home and It’s Not Listed, You’re Missing Out On Potential Buyers.”