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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  • Lack of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Some Highlights: Existing home inventory is down 10.1% from last year. A lack of inventory explains the modest increase in home sales (0.8% year-over-year) despite strong buyer demand. Existing home prices increased 5.1% year-over-year, which is directly related to the lack of inventory.
  • Home Sales Expected to Increase Nicely in 2017
    The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase in 2017. Here is a chart showing what each entity is projecting in sales for this year and the next.
  • Why We All Need a 'Phil Dunphy' on Our Side
    Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know who Phil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests is something we all want.
  • US Housing Market Moving Further into ‘Buy Territory’
    According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.
  • 4 Reasons to Buy This Fall
    It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether or not now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much further to find four great reasons to […]
  • Foreclosure Rate Drops to Pre-Crisis Levels [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Some Highlights: Only 2.9% of homes are in serious delinquency, down 17.1% from July 2015. This is the 57th consecutive month with a year-over-year decline. The national foreclosure rate has returned to August 2007 levels, at only 0.9%.
  • 5 Stats That Prove the Real Estate Market Is Getting Stronger
    Whenever there is talk about an improving housing market, some begin to show concern that we may be headed toward another housing bubble that will be followed by a crash similar to the one we saw last decade.
  • Ready to Make an Offer? 4 Tips for Success
    So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true!