First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% in Q4 2018 to 63% in Q4 [...]

By |2020-01-27T06:00:23-05:00January 27th, 2020|General|Comments Off on First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

2020 Homebuying Checklist

Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the [...]

By |2020-01-24T06:00:16-05:00January 24th, 2020|General|Comments Off on 2020 Homebuying Checklist

The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream Home

The headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation is accelerating again because there is a shortage of homes available for sale. First-time buyers are taking longer to purchase a home because there is a shortage of homes available for sale [...]

By |2020-01-23T06:00:14-05:00January 23rd, 2020|General|Comments Off on The #1 Reason It Is Difficult to Find Your Dream Home

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at [...]

By |2020-01-22T06:00:12-05:00January 22nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there’s still an interest in the market for some key upgrades. Here’s a [...]

By |2020-01-21T06:00:42-05:00January 21st, 2020|General|Comments Off on The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many [...]

By |2020-01-20T06:00:06-05:00January 20th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, [...]

By |2020-01-17T06:00:59-05:00January 17th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale. Last week, move.com released a report showing that 2020 is beginning with the lowest available housing inventory in two years. The report [...]

By |2020-01-16T06:00:31-05:00January 16th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years. It’s not, however, just the price of a home that matters. Homes, in most cases, are purchased [...]

By |2020-01-15T06:00:31-05:00January 15th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger or more expensive home in the luxury space. That said, now is [...]

By |2020-01-14T06:00:44-05:00January 14th, 2020|General|Comments Off on 2020 Luxury Market Forecast