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Millennials: Here’s Why the Process is Well Worth It.

By |2019-11-06T17:37:15+00:00November 6th, 2019|

Millennials have waited longer than any other generation to become homeowners, but the wait for this cohort is just about over. According to National Mortgage News,  “Millennials, those young adults now aged 23 to 38, are now entering their peak household formation and homebuying years.” If you’re a Millennial, you’re already well aware that

Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.

By |2019-11-06T18:11:19+00:00November 5th, 2019|

When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home or the look and feel of a newer build. With limited existing home inventory available today, especially in the starter and middle-level markets, many buyers are considering a new home that’s recently been constructed, or they’re building

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

By |2019-11-06T17:41:50+00:00October 16th, 2019|

If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process, and the truth on why it should never be

Be on the Lookout for Gen Z: The Next Generation of Homebuyers

By |2019-11-06T17:42:21+00:00October 15th, 2019|

Gen Zers are the next generation of homeowners, and they’re eager to jump in and buy their first homes. Whether you are part of this generation or any other, it’s never too early to start saving, so you can reach your homeownership goal sooner rather than later. You’ve likely heard a ton about Millennials, but

What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-11-06T17:44:09+00:00October 11th, 2019|

  Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn more.

You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa.

By |2019-11-06T17:44:53+00:00October 10th, 2019|

In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can turn

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

By |2019-11-06T17:45:47+00:00October 9th, 2019|

Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

By |2019-11-06T17:47:26+00:00October 8th, 2019|

It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

By |2019-11-06T17:48:48+00:00October 7th, 2019|

Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in

5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-11-06T17:49:13+00:00October 4th, 2019|

    Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear them. Your local professionals are here to help you feel confident