How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

Posted Posted in Blog, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy

There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual and community success. Their article, […]

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

Posted Posted in Blog, Featured, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. […]

What Would Make You Sell Your House?

Posted Posted in Baby Boomers, Blog, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Generation X, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Senior Market

There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors asked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the more likely their top response centered around needing a larger home (ages 29 to 53). […]

How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

Posted Posted in Blog, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers

There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently broke down the equity gained from price appreciation and […]

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

Posted Posted in Blog, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right. Buyer demand […]

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

Posted Posted in Blog, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing. The previous housing market was fueled […]

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

Posted Posted in Blog, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change from the near 5% rates seen in mid-November. […]