• Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo

    To confidently point you in the right direction, here is a list of some of the most common terms used in the home-buying process. Appraisal - A professional analysis used to estimate the value of the home. A necessary step in validating the home's... Read More

  • American 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... Read More

  • How Much Do You Know About Down Payments

    Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about what is truly required for a down payment, and how to best source down payment... Read More

  • Mid-Year Housing Market Update: Three Things to Know Today.

    Shifting trends and industry-leading research are pointing toward some valuable projections about the status of the housing market for the rest of the year. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or if you just want to know what experts are... Read More

  • What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

    We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019. Here’s what some have to say: Danielle Hale,... Read More

  • Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

    In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now,... Read More

  • Lower Mortgage Rates Are Heating Home Prices This Summer

    Mortgage rates have been falling since the last week of April and may be reigniting home price appreciation. The lower the rate the more purchasing power buyers have. The median price of homes sold in May rose 3.6% from a year earlier. As mortgage... Read More

  • 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

    A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing... Read More

  • The Feeling You Get From Owning Your Home

    We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home... Read More

  • How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

    There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource... Read More

  • Boomerang Buyers: Don't Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

    According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a foreclosure brings to mind the old saying: “Fool me once-... Read More

  • Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes

    Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers Generational Trend... Read More

  • New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

    Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR)... Read More

  • Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership

    When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews... Read More

  • What Would Make You Sell Your House

    There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtorsasked recent home sellers to share their reason for moving. The younger the respondents, the... Read More