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Seniors Are on the Move
Seniors Are on the Move
Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,  “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special...
Housing Supply Not Keeping Up
Housing Supply Not Keeping Up
Many buyers are wondering where to find houses for sale in today’s market with the housing supply not keeping up with demand. It’s a true dilemma! We see an increase in demand, but the housing supply available for purchase just isn’t keeping up. The number of new housing permits issued...
Increase Your Family’s Net Worth
Increase Your Family’s Net Worth
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016 and was conducted to learn how to increase family's net worth. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 –...
Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home. The best way to ensure your home-buying process...
Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis
Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis
It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but...
The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home
The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home
Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways...
5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained
5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session?  We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle...
Consumer Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High
Consumer Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High
Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of...
Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]
Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Rent Vs. Own Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be...
Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down
Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down
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,...
It Might Be Time to Sell
It Might Be Time to Sell
It Might Be Time To Sell! There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it might be 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...
Good Time To Sell
Existing Home Sales Point Toward a Good Time to Sell [INFOGRAPHIC]
  Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales dropped 1.7% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June. Low inventory levels are still a factor in the market. The current supply of homes for sale is at 4.4 months, which is less than the optimal 6-month supply....
How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing
How to Judge the Impact of the Next Economic Slowdown on Housing
We’ve experienced economic growth for almost a decade, which is the longest recovery in the nation’s history. Experts know a recession can’t be too far off, but when will this economic slowdown actually occur? Pulsenomics just released a special report revealing that nearly 6 out of 10 of the 90...
Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House
Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House
As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift...
Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years
Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years
Increase Your Equity Over The Next 5 Years Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers. Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey: Home...