The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of … [Read more...]

House extends, and president is expected to sign, protection for military service members.

On March 21, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2393, the “Foreclosure Relief and Extension for Servicemembers Act of 2015,” which extends the one-year protection from foreclosure in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) through 2017. The Senate passed S. 2393 in 2015 and … [Read more...]

Fed Leaves Rates Alone: What It Means for Mortgages

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will not raise interest rates as quickly as they had originally anticipated. The Fed dimmed its outlook as the economy showed signs of slowing. This means short-term interest rates will stay steady. The Fed’s benchmark rate likely will increase … [Read more...]

The Main Reason to Use a Real Estate Professional when Selling your House

Every homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home: Sell it for the best price Sell it within a predetermined time Sell it with the least amount of hassles Close on the sale the same day they move into their new home The fifth reason is the most obvious and the most … [Read more...]

1 Million Borrowers Regained Equity Last Year

Spread the good news: The nation increased its number of financially secure households by a significant amount in 2015. By the end of the fourth quarter, about 46.3 million – or 91.5 percent – of all properties with a mortgage had equity, according to CoreLogic’s most recent analysis, … [Read more...]

Smart Landscaping edging stone for your home via Pinterest

Your mower can get the edge of your lawn without killing your flowers! https://www.pinterest.com/bobsproperties/ideas-for-the-home/ … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Blamed for Clog in Housing

Some economists say the baby boomers aren’t selling their homes like previous generations did and not downsizing fast enough, which is leading to shortages of homes for sale and rising prices. Baby boomers are “clogging up the whole chain of home sales,” says Sean Becketti, chief economist … [Read more...]

Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions!

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely 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 real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a … [Read more...]

An Easy Way to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent

There is a plethora of real estate information available today in the news and on the internet. It can be extremely confusing at times. If you are thinking of buying or selling, you need an agent who can help make sense of this rapidly evolving housing market. You need an agent who can help you … [Read more...]

To Buyers, Mortgage Rates May Be Overrated

Changes in down payment requirements have more influence over home buyers' willingness to buy than changes in mortgage rates, according to a new study published by economists at the New York Federal Reserve. Banks Loosen Up on Requirements Smaller Down Payments Lure More Buyers 3% Down … [Read more...]