Thinking of Selling Your Home Yourself? Think Again.

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for most sellers. Here are the top five reasons:Continue reading “Thinking of Selling Your Home Yourself? Think Again.”

Buying a Home This Year? Keep an Eye on These Factors.

As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, there are two pieces of the real estate puzzle you needContinue reading “Buying a Home This Year? Keep an Eye on These Factors.”

I hate paying interest on my mortgage. Let me show you how to save some money..

One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life ofContinue reading “I hate paying interest on my mortgage. Let me show you how to save some money..”

A 2019 Forecast For the Housing Market

Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes! Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic. All four major reporting agenciesContinue reading “A 2019 Forecast For the Housing Market”

No need to fear a housing crash. Here’s why..

4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Housing Crash Referencing the Keeping Current Matters: http://bit.ly/2CpiVyK There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like the one we experienced a decade ago. Here are four reasons whyContinue reading “No need to fear a housing crash. Here’s why..”

We love that home. It’s everything we want. I think we’ll wait to make an offer.

Welcome back to my blog. I have some major information I want to share with you this week, so let’s dive in. First, take a look at this info-graph below.  This information is coming from Census data and information from the National Association of Realtors. Why is this important? This is important because the factContinue reading “We love that home. It’s everything we want. I think we’ll wait to make an offer.”

My Credit is a Little Rough. What Should I Do? 

Tips for Raising Your Credit Score Welcome back to my blog everyone! The topic I want to dig into this week is credit. Why do you need it? Why is it important? Does it really have an impact on getting approved for a loan or not? Want to see what your credit is currently at for thatContinue reading “My Credit is a Little Rough. What Should I Do? “

I am going home shopping without getting pre-qualified or pre-approved.

Hey what’s going on everyone! Welcome back to my blog and boy do I have some good stuff for you. Now let’s dive in! If you haven’t caught the sarcasm in my headline, let me start by saying I am being EXTREMELY sarcastic. Going to look for a home before getting qualified is a horribleContinue reading “I am going home shopping without getting pre-qualified or pre-approved.”

You are not a real estate expert just because you watch HGTV.

Welcome back everyone to my blog. This week I want to talk about something important, especially with the growing popularity of HGTV and those trendy shows like “Property Brothers,” “Flip or Flop,” or “Fixer Upper.” These shows are great to see the process of where a home is and what it can be after aContinue reading “You are not a real estate expert just because you watch HGTV.”

NAHB Releases New Home Building Employment Estimates by State and Congressional District — Eye On Housing

The new NAHB study presents the most recent and comprehensive estimates of home building employment, including self-employed workers, by state and congressional district. NAHB Economics estimates that out of 9.6 million people working in construction in 2015, close to 3.8 million people worked in residential construction, accounting for 2.5% of the US employed civilian labor… viaContinue reading “NAHB Releases New Home Building Employment Estimates by State and Congressional District — Eye On Housing”