4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you’re finally making an offer! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer.  This will hopefully guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4 […]

Real Estate: Best Long-Term Investment

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.   For the fourth year in a row, Real Estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! This year’s results showed that 34% […]

Financial Planning-4 Reasons to Buy a House Today

When it comes to Financial Planning, homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we want to look at several of the financial advantages of homeownership in today’s post. Financial Planning and Home Buying Points […]

Housing Prices and Where they are Heading in the Next 5 Years?

Housing prices today seem to be in the center of many real estate conversations.  Experts have weighed in on the price of homes and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists […]

Are You 1 of the 59M Considering Buying a Home?

According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that 59 million people will be looking to enter the housing market in 2017! The survey also revealed 3 key takeaways: Those most likely to buy are ‘Older Millennials’ (ages 27-36) […]

4 Demands on Your Realtor when Buying a Home

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of buying. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge, just like a great […]

Taking Fear out of the Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying and mortgage process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification. For many, the mortgage process can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! In order to qualify in today’s […]

Buying: 37.7% Less Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. Speaking of renting, the updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 17.4% less expensive in Honolulu (HI), all the way […]

NAR Reports Show Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

The last two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR Reports) revealed information that suggests that now continues to be a great time to sell your house. We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Let’s look at the data […]