Tag Archives:  For Buyers

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality [INFOGRAPHIC]  Friday December 8th, 2017  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics​   Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.” Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it. Living within a budget will not only help you save money for down payments […]

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Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year

Home Prices Up 7% from Last Year  Wednesday December 6th, 2017  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers,Move-Up Buyers, Pricing​ According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase. A lack of supply of homes for sale has led to upward pressure on home prices across the country, especially in areas where both existing and new home inventory have […]

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers​   Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a rate below 3.5%. However, we must […]

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#1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction

2017-05-18 13:33:24 #1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction #1 Answer to the Housing Shortage: New Construction Thursday May 18th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, New Construction   The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate at higher levels […]

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4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer Tuesday May 16th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers   So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in […]

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3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble

2017-05-11 13:41:58 3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble 3 Reasons the Housing Market is NOT in a Bubble Thursday May 11th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers   With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to look back at the reasons that caused the bubble ten years ago. […]

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Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running Wednesday May 10th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers   Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the fourth year in a row, Real Estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! This year’s results showed that 34% of Americans chose real estate, followed […]

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