Home ownership builds wealth, offers stability

The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtorsrevealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and safe environment. Building … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to buy this Summer

Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to sell this Summer

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why: Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer … [Read more...]

Single Women make up the 2nd Largest Home Buying group

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time homebuyers last year, second only to married couples who made up 54% of total buyers. Whether they are young, single and no longer want to rent, or … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate pro

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 … [Read more...]

Baby Boomers Heading Back to the City

Unlike previous generations, many baby boomers aren’t planning their retirement in sunny southern locales. Instead, more are choosing to move back to metro areas they had left when they started raising a family in the suburbs. Read more: Top Community Features for Baby Boomers Baby boomers, … [Read more...]

Are the Kids Finally Moving Out?

During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the long term average of 1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back … [Read more...]

Starter Homes May Be Coming Back, After All

Good news for first-time buyers: more starter homes are on the way. A recent analysis by BUILDER online shows the number of homebuilders offering entry-level housing rose 25 percent last year compared to the year prior. Read more: Young Buyers Face Investor Competition Since the recession, … [Read more...]

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...]

Bank of America Rolls Out 3% Loans

Bank of America announced a new loan program to help low- and moderate- income borrowers qualify for a mortgage with down payments as low as 3 percent of the purchase price. The loans have financing available up to $417,000. Eligible borrowers must not earn more than the median income for the … [Read more...]