The Realtor You Hire Matters
You’ll want a great Realtor on your side in today’s marketplace.
The real estate professional that you pick in this complicated market truly matters. Many sellers think they can hire anyone to help because homes are practically selling ...
Posted by David Brownell on May 5, 2022 in For Buyers
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?
Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the ...
Posted by Agent Connect on February 25, 2019 in For Buyers
How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016.
The study revealed that the median net worth of a ...
Posted by Agent Connect on February 22, 2019 in For Buyers
Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever
Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial ...
Posted by Agent Connect on February 12, 2019 in For Buyers
5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro
Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!
They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, ...
Posted by Agent Connect on February 7, 2019 in For Buyers
How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability
Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.
Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the ...
Posted by Agent Connect on February 6, 2019 in For Buyers
One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home
The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses....
Posted by Agent Connect on February 4, 2019 in For Buyers
Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?
There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage ...
Posted by Agent Connect on February 1, 2019 in For Buyers
5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties!
Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages.
There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly!
Posted by Agent Connect on January 31, 2019 in For Buyers
4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth
Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 29, 2019 in For Buyers
3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market
Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 23, 2019 in For Buyers
The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream
For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 22, 2019 in For Buyers
The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes
In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 18, 2019 in For Buyers
Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 11, 2019 in For Buyers
The Cost Across Time
With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years.
Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.
The impact your ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 10, 2019 in For Buyers
Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!
Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate.
For those homeowners staying at ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 7, 2019 in For Buyers
Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead
Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 2, 2019 in For Buyers
Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch
As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever ...
Posted by Agent Connect on January 1, 2019 in For Buyers
Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019?
Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes!
Home prices will rise at a rate of ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 27, 2018 in For Buyers
How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage
One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 25, 2018 in For Buyers