Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American… Read More »Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?
Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow… Read More »How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget
If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’… Read More »What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market
Some Highlights There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape. Here’s a little clarity when it… Read More »2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]
Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring,… Read More »Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market
For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would… Read More »Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price
Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains that the dollar amount of cash-out refinances was greater in 2020 than in recent years. A cash-out refinance,… Read More »Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not… Read More »What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?
Some Highlights Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country. If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your… Read More »Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]
When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now,… Read More »To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell