Housing market moving into Buy territory

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that … [Read more...]

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...]

Study: Real Estate Cheapest in Fall, Winter

Your home buyers likely won’t want to shy away from the fall or winter months. They may score the best deals. Home sales prices in the nation’s largest metros typically peak during the summer but drop in the fall and are lowest in the winter, according to a new study from NerdWallet, in which … [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...]

3 Questions every buyer should ask themselves

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Answering the following 3 questions … [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...]

Renovation Tips that Attract Millennial Buyers

Generation Y makes up the largest pool of potential buyers, and builders and current home owners alike are keeping their needs in mind when building and renovating homes. Read more: Stage a Baby Boomer Home the Millennial Way The millennial generation is overwhelmed with options and … [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...]

Beware of These Home Inspection Red Flags

A home inspection not only allows buyers to learn more about their home, it also helps them uncover any potential problems. Curbed.com recently featured a 14-point checklist to help home buyers during a home inspection. Here are a few items they suggest to investigate further during a home … [Read more...]