Why You Need A Realtor When Buying A Home
When buying a home some wonder if they need a realtor or if the handle the task on their own? Just watch a real estate show on TV, research buying a home on your own, and you will find this is one of those times you don’t want to do it yourself! A Realtor Knows […]
How Many People Feel Homeownership is Important in Attaining the American Dream?
Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that: “Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.” When asked “How important a part of the American dream is owning a home?” 18% of those surveyed said it was the most […]
Why Do I Need To Hire A Real Estate Agent?
Some people are do-it-yourselfers. And some things make sense to do-it-yourself, painting a room, fixing a flat tire, mowing the lawn, you get it. But when it comes to buying and selling a house you should hire an expert. Find out the top 5 reasons to hire a real estate agent. 1. Helped the buyer […]
Are Home Prices Heading For A Crash?
As values of homes rise, some worry that we are headed for another crash like the one we experienced ten years ago. In a recent post, we explained that the lending practices of the previous decade (which created false demand) no longer exist. But what about prices? Are prices appreciating at the same rate that they were […]
Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?
Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process […]
The Top Reason to List Your House Now
Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the winter months and, therefore, their house will sell quicker and for a higher price. Historically, this made sense. However, today’s real estate market is not […]
Do You Want To Buy A Home In 2018?
Do you want to make your dream of owning a home in 2018 come true? Here are 3 tips on making it happen!
Should I List My House In The Winter?
The old trend was to wait to list your home during the traditional selling season, spring and summer. Well, we have 5 reasons why you should not wait! 1. Strong Demand The latest National Association of Realtors (NAR) Buyer Traffic Report shows there is strong demand throughout most of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… […]
Median Days on the Market Drops
The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index which is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners.