Home Buyer Advantage Starts Now

Buyers had to be prepared to bring their housing A-game this year. Amid tight inventories of homes for sale and a tight lending environment, they’ve needed to get pre-approved for a mortgage, be laser-focused on what it is they want in in order to make quick decisions, and even forgo some … [Read more...]

RE/MAX Tops 100,000 Agent Mark

The global franchiser RE/MAX reached a big milestone this month, now boasting an expansive network of 100,000 real estate sales associates worldwide. By the end of 2014, RE/MAX had 98,010 agents worldwide, but in just the first few months of 2015, the real estate franchisor has attracted more … [Read more...]

A Home Owner’s Net worth is 36 times greater than a Renter

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. Every three … [Read more...]

5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than … [Read more...]

Just One Insurance Claim Can Prove Costly

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome In some states, all it takes is just one claim to a home owner’s property insurance to see premiums soar by hundreds of dollars. Filing a single claim can result in a monthly premium increase of 9 percent, according to a study by … [Read more...]

Should I rent my House instead of Selling?

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home. The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in … [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...]

4 Reasons to Buy Before Winter

Let #bobwert #remax Help You Find #therighthome It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don't have to look much … [Read more...]

How much down payment do you actually need?

A recent survey by Zelman & Associates revealed that 38% of those between the ages of 25-29 years old and 42% of those between the ages of 30-34 years old believe that a minimum of 15% is required as a down payment to purchase a home. A recent questionnaire administered by Freddie Mac showed … [Read more...]

Renters – either way you are paying for a mortgage

There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with our parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s. As a recent paper from … [Read more...]