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What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

By |2019-06-19T10:00:43+00:00June 19th, 2019|

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

By |2019-06-18T10:00:18+00:00June 18th, 2019|

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

By |2019-06-19T19:53:53+00:00June 17th, 2019|

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer 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,

Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-06-14T10:00:33+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Whether you plan to stay in your house for

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

By |2019-06-13T10:00:01+00:00June 13th, 2019|

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center, “Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

By |2019-06-12T10:00:02+00:00June 12th, 2019|

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,

Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

By |2019-06-11T10:00:59+00:00June 11th, 2019|

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

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

By |2019-06-10T10:00:48+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save

The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-06-12T21:36:52+00:00May 31st, 2019|

  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?

The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

By |2019-05-30T10:00:58+00:00May 30th, 2019|

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