The Reasons Behind 2017’s Color Trends

Every year, paint company Sherwin-Williams puts together a series of palettes to predict the hues and combinations that will influence interiors in the coming year. They look not only at paint swatches but also at the cultural forces behind a color’s popularity. Last week, representatives … [Read more...]

Mortgage Interest Rate Impact on Family Wealth

With interest rates still in the low 4%’s, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If you look at what the experts are predicting for 2015, it may make the decision for you. Predictions for 2015 3Q: 4.6% - Fannie Mae 4.8% … [Read more...]

Latinos paint a portrait of future US Buyers

A recent Pew Research Center report gives us a better idea of who our future buyers will be, if we look at the numbers based on school enrollment. College 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college increased by 324,000 students between 2011 and 2012, marking the third straight year of … [Read more...]

Buyers Want Space for Entertaining

Nearly 2 percent of homes up for sale on the U.S. housing market are described as "perfect for entertaining," marking a 15 percent increase over the past year, according to property brokerage ZipRealty.  Sellers want to make an emotional connection with buyers by focusing on lifestyle features, … [Read more...]

October Pending Home Sales Down Again, but Expected to Level Out

Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, … [Read more...]

Will Mortgage Rates hit 5%?

The big question for homebuyers is when interest rates will begin to rise to the 5% mark. The effect of a rise in mortgage rates could be a dramatic increase in the monthly mortgage payment when purchasing a home. In an article last week, HousingWire quoted two different sources regarding this … [Read more...]

Shopping for Low Interest Rate Home Loans

Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you will make, and even more likely a purchase that will require a loan. When dealing with a financial commitment such as this, understanding how to get the lowest possible interest rate could mean a difference of thousands of dollars. Home loans are a … [Read more...]