Why You Shouldn’t Take Your House Off the Market During the Holidays
If you are one of the many homeowners who is debating taking your home off the market for the next few weeks, don’t! You will miss the great opportunity you have right now! The latest Existing Home Sales Report from The National Association of Realtors (NAR), revealed that the inventory of homes for sale has […]
7 Tips for a Perfect Holiday Home for Not-So-Perfect People
Whoa, December. You have 27 holiday parties to attend, a nine-hour baking marathon, and oh yeah, the kids are out of school and underfoot. Spending time on your house is just not a priority right now. Instead of aspiring to be Martha Stewart’s protégé, we recommend unabashedly cheating your way through the holiday season. “Martha […]
When Is a Good Time to Rent? Not Now!
People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their third quarter median rent numbers. Here […]
Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?
There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tighter than it was prior to the housing boom and bust experienced between 2003 – 2006. The Housing Financing Policy Center at the […]
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying & Selling!
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. The 5 Reasons You NEED […]
Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since June, and many are wondering why there has been such a significant increase so quickly. Why did rates go up? Whenever there is a […]
Winter Is Coming… 5 Reasons to Sell Now!
People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather, or perhaps move across the state for better job opportunities. Homeowners in this situation must consider […]
From Empty Nest to Full House… Multigenerational Families Are Back!
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent Pew Research Centerreport, the number of multigenerational homes dropped to as low as 12% in 1980 but has shot back up to 19%, roughly […]
A Lack of Listings Remains ‘Huge’ Challenge in the Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures & short sales) are at their lowest mark in over 8 years. This has been, and will continue to be, a […]
Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers […]