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5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.” 1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search [...]

By |2019-10-21T06:00:46-04:00October 21st, 2019|General|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Starting Your Home Search

Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices, and market conditions. Homes across the country are selling [...]

By |2019-10-18T06:00:55-04:00October 18th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

Today’s real estate market is nothing like the 2008 market. When an economic slowdown happens, it won’t resemble the last one. No one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a housing market crash, as was the case [...]

By |2019-10-17T06:00:05-04:00October 17th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate Market

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process, and the truth on why it should never be [...]

By |2019-10-16T06:00:54-04:00October 16th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers

Gen Zers are the next generation of homeowners, and they’re eager to jump in and buy their first homes. Whether you are part of this generation or any other, it’s never too early to start saving, so you can reach your homeownership goal sooner rather than later. You’ve likely heard a ton about Millennials, but [...]

By |2019-10-15T06:00:22-04:00October 15th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are searching for their dream home. The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high [...]

By |2019-10-14T06:00:25-04:00October 14th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn [...]

By |2019-10-10T06:00:18-04:00October 10th, 2019|General|Comments Off on You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and [...]

By |2019-10-09T06:00:04-04:00October 9th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for [...]

By |2019-10-08T06:00:38-04:00October 8th, 2019|General|Comments Off on What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in [...]

By |2019-10-07T06:00:55-04:00October 7th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs