Mortgage Rates, which direction might they be going?

What some experts are saying on the subject. HSH.com “For now, and likely through the summer, we may see data-driven bumps and dips in rates. Although we managed a slight dip presently, a bump is in order before long.” Freddie Mac “In the next few months, mortgage rates are likely to … [Read more...]

Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about … [Read more...]

Great Advice for Senior Sellers During Showings

If there is one that frustrates real estate agents the most, it is when homeowners decide to stay home for showings! So, how do you get a senior homeowner to leave when their home is being shown? First, let’s consider why they are choosing to stay there in the first place. Even though it may … [Read more...]

Why do we buy homes?

There are many differing opinions on why we buy homes, but owning a home is important to most Americans. Here are some reasons families decide to buy a home: ~ Home ownership makes financial sense than renting ~ Increased living space for families ~ A great place to raise children ~ A place … [Read more...]

A great time to Move UP

Thinking of moving up? With still very low interest rates, and some of the best home prices in years, now is a great time! … [Read more...]

Pending Home Sales Slip in June

After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, … [Read more...]

Three great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting

1.) Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released last week projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 12.3% … [Read more...]

Selling a House – What does it take to Sell It

ACCESS A seller should be willing to give almost unlimited access to potential purchasers if they are looking to sell. Any restrictions to showing the home will result in fewer buyers which could result in a lower price, a longer time on market or both. CONDITION Condition goes a long way in … [Read more...]