Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing … [Read more...] about Home Prices Up 5.61% Across The Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]
There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist of realtor.com explains the basic difference between 2005 and today:“The havoc during the last cycle was the result of … [Read more...] about New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005
There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is sustainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis? Actually, if we look closely at the numbers, we can see that we are looking at a very healthy real … [Read more...] about Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Sustainable?
School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family.Here are five reasons why you … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Sell This Fall
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly.After all, 14,767 houses sold yesterday, 14,767 will sell … [Read more...] about 14,767 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?
Some Highlights:Hiring a Real Estate Professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most 'educated' decisions you can make!A Real Estate Professional has the experience needed to help you through the entire process.Make sure that you hire someone who knows current … [Read more...] about Want to Get an A? Hire A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]
There are some that think that housing affordability is a challenge. Historically, that’s not true. Others think that home prices are approaching bubble values. If we look back over the last sixteen years, that is also not the case. As a matter of fact, the numbers show that the U.S. residential … [Read more...] about The Housing Market is Doing Just Fine
There are some industry pundits claiming that residential home values have risen too quickly and that current levels are on the verge of another housing bubble. It is easy to see how this thinking has taken form if we look at a graph of home prices from 2000 to today.The graph definitely looks like … [Read more...] about Home Values: DEFINITELY NOT in Bubble Range!!
We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form.Many buyers are being … [Read more...] about Why Is There So Much Paperwork to Sign to Get a Mortgage?
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’t Become TrappedJonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis.” … [Read more...] about Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!