The REAL Reasons Americans Buy a Home

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But often, the emotional reasons are the more powerful, or compelling reasons. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University performs a study every year … [Read more...]

U.S. mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome #lebanoncountypa #berkscountypa #schuylkillcountypa #dauphincountypa- www.bobwert.com Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as interest rates jumped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its … [Read more...]

Landlords Say They’re Raising Prices Again – Time to Buy your Own Home!

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome CEOs of the largest companies renting out single-family homes say they plan to raise rents up to 5.7 percent this year.  Investors are switching their focus from buying properties to optimizing the revenue from the thousands of properties they … [Read more...]

Contemplating buying a home – what are you waiting for?

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome If you are planning on becoming a homeowner, or moving up to the home of your dreams in 2015, here are four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting until spring. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation … [Read more...]

The Real Reason People Buy Homes

There’s No Place Like Home The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers … [Read more...]

Reasons to Buy a Home Now, and not wait until Spring

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five reasons purchasers should consider buying before the spring market arrives: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory declining in many … [Read more...]

Questions you should ask before buying a Home

Why am I buying a home in the first place? This truly is the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with finances. A study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard … [Read more...]

Rent or Buy – Which makes the most Cents Financially?

Every potential home buyer has to stop for at least a moment and consider this question. Today, we want to look at one of the many financial reasons to buy instead of rent: the housing expense moving forward. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of … [Read more...]

Do-Nots before Buying or Closing on a Home

Do Not: Make Major Purchase of Any Kind Any major purchase that would create debt of any kind, such as buying a car, furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, jewelry, vacations, or expensive weddings. Do Not: Move any Money Around accounts Lenders review loan packages for approval, and … [Read more...]