Do You Know the Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do You Know the Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median priced home today (30%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median priced home (15%), the choice becomes […]

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following 3 questions to […]

Have You Put Aside Enough for Homebuyer Closing Costs?

There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that you need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home, or move on to their next home. Time after time, we have dispelled this myth by showing that there are many loan programs that allow you to put down as […]

4 Reasons to Buy This Fall

4 Reasons to Buy This Fall It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether or not now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much further […]

2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers

2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. 2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers Myth #1: “I Need a 20% […]

2016 Housing Market Snapshot [INFOGRAPHIC]

2016 Housing Market Snapshot [INFOGRAPHIC] 2016 Housing Market Snapshot [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Home sales are up 1.5% year-over-year and 5.1% month-over-month. Demand is still much higher than the available housing inventory which declined 2.2% from March 2015. This is the 49th consecutive month with year-0ver-year price gains. You might also enjoy reading…

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows Time To Buy?

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows Time To Buy? The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week before (3.66%), and nearly 20 points lower than a year ago (3.80%). This is great news for homebuyers who are dealing with rising prices due to […]

4 Reasons to Move Up to Your Dream Home This Spring

4 Reasons to Move Up to Your Dream Home This Spring Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider listing your current home and moving up to your dream home now, instead of […]

Vacation Home Sales Reach 2nd Highest Mark Since 2006 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vacation Home Sales Reach 2nd Highest Mark Since 2006 [INFOGRAPHIC] Vacation Home Sales Reach 2nd Highest Mark Since 2006 [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: 58% of vacation homes purchased were single family homes. 51% of vacation homes that were purchased were found online. The median price of a vacation home is up 28% from 2014. You might […]

You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think

You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home. Depending on where you live, median rents, incomes and home prices all vary. […]