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???”

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.”

Is it Really a Good Time to Sell My Home?

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennialsContinue reading “Is it Really a Good Time to Sell My Home?”

Student Loans and Buying a Home. Will This Impact You?

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parent’s or grandparent’s generations. Due to this, student loan debt has soared to $1.5 trillion and represents the largestContinue reading “Student Loans and Buying a Home. Will This Impact You?”

The Absolute First Step When Buying a Home.

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step! In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buyingContinue reading “The Absolute First Step When Buying a Home.”

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.”