Tiny Neighborhoods

Spur, Texas, changed its local laws to allow tiny homes, and has a tiny home neighborhood in the works. Tiny home dwellers can buy a lot of land in the city to build on, and Schallenberg is also in the process of building a tiny home subdivision. This “pocket” of tiny homes is about a […]

Think All Millennials Live in Their Parent’s Basement? Think Again!

According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History. Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982-2000, now represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, totaling 83.1 million. There has been a lot of talk about how, as a generation, millennials have ‘failed to launch’ into […]

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish […]

How Do Rising Prices Impact Your Home Equity?

How Do Rising Prices Impact Your Home Equity? Tuesday August 16th, 2016 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing SHARE THIS POST: Yesterday, we shared the results of the latest Home Price Expectation Survey by Pulsenomics. One of the big takeaways from the survey is that over the next five years, home prices […]

Homes Sales Up in Every Price Range over $100!

Home Sales Up in Every Price Range over $100K! The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five of the six price ranges they measure. Homes priced between $100-250K showed a modest increase at 3.4%. This not only points to […]

Thinking of Selling Your House? Pick the Right Agent!

Thinking of Selling Your House? Pick the Right Agent! Today, more and more sellers are stepping back, taking a look at the advice real estate professionals give them, and asking themselves whether they can trust that advice. And that is exactly what they should do. The most important question you can ask when you are […]

Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

Harvard: 5 Reasons Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own a home differ for each buyer, but there are many basic similarities. Eric Belsky is the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies […]

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market | Simplifying The Market

te with MAUREEN KARPINSKI BUYING? SELLING? GET IN TOUCH HOME LANGUAGE Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market | Simplifying The Market Sell NOW Before Competition Hits the Market Wednesday May 25th, 2016 For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Pricing SHARE THIS POST: In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, […]

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    There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined by the price of the home, plus the cost of financing that home.
  • Selling in the Winter Attracts Serious Buyers
    A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close.
  • 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.
  • 4 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home This Winter
    As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring!
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    Some Highlights: Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing homes as their reason for purchase. The median home price decreased slightly from September’s high of $314,100 to $304,500 in October. The West saw […]
  • 5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment
    According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial perspective?
  • 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.
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    Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters.