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.
...Read MoreIs Family Mortgage Debt Out of Control?Some homeowners have recently done a “cash out” refinance and have taken a portion of their increased equity from their house. Others have sold their homes and purchased more expensive homes with larger mortgages. At the same time, first-time buyers have become homeowners and now have mortgage payments for the first time. These developments have […]...Read MoreHow Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C. States in the Midwest came out […]...Read MoreRising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s WealthOver the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this […]...Read MoreGetting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First StepIn many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a […]...Read MoreA 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!
...Read MoreThe COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents’ Home WasThere is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any time in history. However, when we look at the cost of a home, it is cheaper to own today than it has been historically. The Difference Between PRICE and COST The price of […]...Read MoreMortgage Interest Rates Have Begun to Level OffWhether you are a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, you should pay attention to where mortgage interest rates are heading. Over the course of 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates have increased from 3.95% in the first week of […]...Read More