Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights When you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few key steps to take before you even start to look at houses. From saving for your down payment to getting pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ll want to make sure you keep your financial plan on track from the beginning. Let’s connect today [...]

By |2021-01-22T06:00:04-05:00January 22nd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at [...]

By |2021-01-21T06:00:49-05:00January 21st, 2021|General|Comments Off on What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, [...]

By |2021-01-20T06:00:46-05:00January 20th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the lowest rates imaginable. However, the [...]

By |2021-01-19T06:00:49-05:00January 19th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 Americans, one [...]

By |2021-01-18T06:00:20-05:00January 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your loan at the closing table. Along the way, be sure to discuss any changes in income, assets, or credit with your lender, so you don’t unintentionally jeopardize your [...]

By |2021-01-15T06:00:03-05:00January 15th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is [...]

By |2021-01-14T06:00:01-05:00January 14th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay [...]

By |2021-01-13T06:00:43-05:00January 13th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating what “home” means and what we may need in one going forward. Here are [...]

By |2021-01-12T06:00:12-05:00January 12th, 2021|General|Comments Off on 4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?

According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home price growth remained [...]

By |2021-01-11T06:00:54-05:00January 11th, 2021|General|Comments Off on What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?
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