What really makes seller’s want to move

Home owners entering the market are motivated to sell desiring either an upgrade or a downsized home, finds a new survey conducted by realtor.com®. Home owners looking to move due to retirement or to lower their cost of living were the two biggest increases this year in realtor.com®’s survey … [Read more...]

Homes Are Getting More Affordable

Housing affordability may finally be showing signs of improvement, according to a new analysis of American Community Survey data. View NAR's Housing Affordability Index About 33.6 percent of households were cost-burdened in 2015, which means they spent more than 30 percent of their incomes on … [Read more...]

Rents Skyrocket at highest rates in almost a Decade

  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007. This coincides with … [Read more...]

Buying remains 36% cheaper than Renting!

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive … [Read more...]

Top reason to list your house for sale now

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!  Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For Sale The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “With … [Read more...]

2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your House

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. Price it a LITTLE LOW This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s … [Read more...]

Home ownership builds wealth, offers stability

The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtorsrevealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and safe environment. Building … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to buy this Summer

Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to sell this Summer

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why: Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer … [Read more...]

Is Summer Truly Housing’s Hottest Season?

The spring is traditionally real estate’s busiest time of year. But one real estate economist believes that this summer may trump the spring as the most robust time of buying or selling a home for 2016. “From a buyer’s perspective you have more choice, but you’re also competing against … [Read more...]