5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time   With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the … Continued

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way. The best way to ensure your home … Continued

How Trusted Professionals Make Home Buying Easier to Understand

How Trusted Professionals Make Home Buying Easier to Understand In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the home buying process. … Continued

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Home Ownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Home Ownership   There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how home ownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three … Continued

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home   Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices … Continued

Should I Sell My House This Year?

Should I Sell My House This Year?   If one of the questions you’re asking yourself today is, “Should I sell my house this year?” the current Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) should boost your confidence as it relates to the current selling sentiment in the housing market. Even with all the information overload … Continued

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% … Continued

2020 Home Buying Checklist

2020 Home Buying Checklist   Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the home buying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you … Continued