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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-10-04T10:00:40+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 and informed

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

By |2019-09-27T10:00:11+00:00September 27th, 2019|

Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4 2020. CoreLogic predicts home prices will appreciate by 5.4% over the next 12 months.

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-09-20T10:00:49+00:00September 20th, 2019|

Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply found in a normal housing market. Homes are still selling relatively quickly, averaging 31 days on the market.  

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-09-13T10:00:09+00:00September 13th, 2019|

Some Highlights: Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home. Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average of only 29 days are just two key elements driving the strength

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-09-06T10:00:00+00:00September 6th, 2019|

Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make. A real estate professional has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process. Make sure you work with someone who knows the current

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-30T10:00:12+00:00August 30th, 2019|

Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be

A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-23T10:00:56+00:00August 23rd, 2019|

Some Highlights: The pumpkin spice latte is launching soon, so you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast! Saving for a down payment takes a little discipline, so limiting your extra purchases (like a latte a

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-16T10:00:53+00:00August 16th, 2019|

Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home. The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one is

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-09T10:00:09+00:00August 9th, 2019|

Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather

Existing Home Sales Point Toward a Good Time to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-02T10:00:50+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June. Low inventory levels are still a factor in the market. The current supply of homes for sale is at 4.4 months, which is less than the optimal 6-month supply. Median home prices were up 4.3%