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, […]

Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To. DO YOU?

3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To…DO YOU? 3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To. DO YOU? | Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know […]

74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water. Price Appreciation = Good […]

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening in the Real Estate Market? SHARE THIS POST: This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they presented their answer to this question at the 50th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference […]

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  • How Supply & Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low & demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market! There has not been a 6-months inventory supply since August 2012! Buyer Demand […]
  • How Scary is the Housing Affordability Index?
    Some industry pundits are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown. One of the data points they use is the falling numbers of the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
  • Housing Market Slowing Down? Don’t Tell Builders!
    Many experts have been calling upon home builders to ramp up construction to help with the lack of existing inventory for sale. For the past two months, new home sales have surged, with July’s total coming in at the highest since October 2007.
  • 2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers
    Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home.
  • Whether You Rent or Buy, You’re Paying a Mortgage
    There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.
  • ‘Old Millennials’ Are Diving Head-First into Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Some Highlights: Old Millennials are defined as 25-36 year olds according to the US Census Bureau. According to NARs latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 31 years old. More and more Old Millennials are realizing that homeownership is within their reach now!
  • 4 Stats That PROVE This Is NOT 2005 All over Again
    Recent research by realtor.com examined certain red flags that caused the housing crisis in 2005, and then compared them to today’s real estate market. Today, we want to concentrate on four of those red flags.
  • Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained
    Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.