Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home  Thursday February 6th, 2020  Down Payments, For Buyers, Rent vs. Buy Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same […]

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Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place to call their own. This […]

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Where Have All the Houses Disappeared To?  Wednesday January 29th, 2020  For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, New Construction If you’re following what’s happening in the current housing market, you’ve seen how the lack of newly constructed homes is a major reason there’s a shortage of housing inventory available to today’s buyers. Another reason is that the inventory of existing […]

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Should I Sell My House This Year?  Tuesday January 28th, 2020  Baby Boomers, For Sellers, Generation X, Millennials, Selling Myths If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing […]

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First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% […]

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2020 Homebuying Checklist  Friday January 24th, 2020  For Buyers, Infographics Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide […]

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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020 Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout […]

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The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want  Tuesday January 21st, 2020  For Sellers, New Construction In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though – there’s still […]

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Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020  Monday January 20th, 2020  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his […]

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Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable  Wednesday January 15th, 2020  Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the […]

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