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Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.

By | 2018-04-20T04:00:20+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

  Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices! Inventory continues to rise in the luxury & premium home markets which is causing prices to cool. Demand continues to rise with low inventory in the starter & trade-up home markets, causing prices to rise!

By | 2018-04-13T04:00:51+00:00 April 13th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

VA Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. In 2017, $188 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program. VA Purchase Loans are on the rise in 46 out of 50 states and Washington, DC.

By | 2018-04-06T04:00:56+00:00 April 6th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on VA Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

By | 2018-03-30T04:00:14+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

By | 2018-03-23T04:00:41+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!

By | 2018-03-16T04:00:20+00:00 March 16th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time. Unless of course, you are a resident of Arizona or Hawaii! Every hour in the United States: 614 homes are sold, 81 homes regain equity (meaning they are no longer underwater on their mortgage), and the median home price rises $1.51!

By | 2018-03-09T05:00:51+00:00 March 9th, 2018|For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics|Comments Off on The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

By | 2018-03-02T05:00:18+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.

By | 2018-02-23T05:00:39+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.3% over the next 12 months. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!

By | 2018-02-16T05:00:01+00:00 February 16th, 2018|First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing|Comments Off on Should I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]