Posts Tagged ‘Interest rates’

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from HUD, Census and […]

What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger-than-expected economy and a good spring housing market […]

3 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Before making any big purchases, moving money around, or making any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision could impact your home loan.

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that wages have increased at their highest rate in decades! These two factors have helped keep housing affordable despite low supply of houses […]

Would an Economic Slowdown Impact Home Values?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Don’t let fear of an economic slowdown prevent you from buying or selling a home! Let’s get together to talk about the changes in the market so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Housing Inventory Shortage

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them for the dip in homeownership rate. While […]

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% in December 2018 compared with December 2005, while the typical mortgage payment was down 4% over that period.” Why the difference between the costs of renting […]

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market […]

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in […]

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still true today. All forms of […]



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