Report: Middle-Aged Americans Not Buying Homes

It's not news that Millennials are delaying home ownership — but they aren't the group lagging behind the most in the real estate market. Young people still express strong desire to be home owners, despite facing "significant" headwinds and demographic changes that are causing them to delay … [Read more...]

Renters – either way you are paying for a mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with our parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a recent paper from … [Read more...]

Should I Rent My House if I Can’t Sell It?

There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in most parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are still at great prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, a … [Read more...]

Tiny Homes Spark Big Movement

A 164-square-foot home may sound like a squeeze to most Americans, but to some home buyers, it may very well be the perfect fit. “Dramatic downsizing is gaining interest among Americans, gauging by increased sales of plans and ready-made homes and growing audiences for websites related to the … [Read more...]

NAR Reports Reveal Two Reasons to Sell Now

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now may be the best time to sell your house. Let’s look at the … [Read more...]

More Builders Say Energy Efficiency Is Priority

Energy efficiency is the most important development and driver in making a new house greener, according to a newly released survey conducted by McGraw Hill Construction. Sixty-two percent of single-family builders and 54 percent of multifamily developers say they’re doing more than 15 percent … [Read more...]

Pending home sales surge

Pending home sales posted a sharp 6.1 percent rise in May, as lower mortgage rates and rising inventories helped propel the market into the summer season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings. It was … [Read more...]

Pent Up Buyer and Seller Demand?

American consumers’ perception of the residential real estate market was revealed in a recent survey by Edelman Berland. They interviewed 2,500 Americans who are “in the market” to buy or sell a home. Respondents were between 25-64 years old with a household income of at least $50,000. Here … [Read more...]

Getting a Mortgage – how come so much paperwork?

People often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are … [Read more...]


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