Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

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

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2% […]

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

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There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive […]

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 6 years. Stock owners are more positive about real estate than stocks as an investment. Of the 4 listed, real estate is the only investment you can also live in! Powered by […]

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

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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

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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 […]