Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place. According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average … [Read more...] about Feeling ‘Stuck in Place’? You Aren’t Alone… And There’s Hope!
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has … [Read more...] about Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season
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Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program. VA Purchase Loans are on the rise in 46 out of 50 … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]
With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) like the one we experienced in 2006-2008. Recently, five housing experts weighed in on the question. Rick Sharga, … [Read more...] about A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!
The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direction. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Today we want to talk about the top … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Homeownership Makes ‘Cents’
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household – a household with two or more … [Read more...] about Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The report revealed that severely lacking inventory across the country drained sales growth and kept home prices rising at a steady clip in nearly all metro areas. Home prices rose 5.3% over … [Read more...] about Low Inventory Causes Home Prices to Maintain Fast Growth
Every Hour in the US Housing Market: 624 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.13 … [Read more...] about The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]