3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, [...]

By |2019-06-12T06:00:02-04:00June 12th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy [...]

By |2019-06-11T06:00:59-04:00June 11th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates to rise to 4.5% by the Q4 2020. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 [...]

By |2019-06-07T06:00:13-04:00June 7th, 2019|General|Comments Off on What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may [...]

By |2019-06-06T06:00:03-04:00June 6th, 2019|General|Comments Off on What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain [...]

By |2019-06-05T06:00:54-04:00June 5th, 2019|General|Comments Off on The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual and community success. Their article, [...]

By |2019-06-04T06:00:56-04:00June 4th, 2019|General|Comments Off on How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. [...]

By |2019-06-03T06:00:23-04:00June 3rd, 2019|General|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home? Source: Real Estate with Abbey Wright

By |2019-05-31T06:00:44-04:00May 31st, 2019|General|Comments Off on The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the last ten years, we need to understand why and what that means. On a monthly basis, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), produces [...]

By |2019-05-30T06:00:58-04:00May 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise

As loved ones start to get older, we start to wonder: how long will they be able to live alone? Will they need someone there to help them with daily life? There’s a reason to ask those questions now more than ever, as the average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old!  As [...]

By |2019-05-29T06:00:04-04:00May 29th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Multigenerational Homes Are on the Rise