Avoid These 4 Common Credit Score Mistakes
Here’s what you need to know about keeping your credit score high.
In this tough market, you need every advantage you can get. That’s why having the best credit score possible is so important. Today, let's discuss four things to ...
Posted by David Brownell on January 25, 2024 in For Buyers
4 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score in a Shifting Market
Here are four ways homebuyers can improve their credit scores.
Let’s face it: This market is tough for homebuyers. They may face challenges in an environment where they're paying top dollar, with interest rates impacting their payments. ...
Posted by David Brownell on December 15, 2023 in For Buyers
Stage to Sell: Enhance Your Home's Appeal and Maximize Profits
Three ways you can stage your home without breaking the bank.
When we think of staging a house, we usually consider things like furniture arrangement, hiring a decorator, and obtaining furniture rental agreements to make the house more appealing. ...
Posted by David Brownell on July 26, 2023 in For Buyers
Why Now Might Just Be the Right Time To Buy
For buyers, the time to act may be right now.
Should I be buying a house right now? That's a big question we're getting as we work through this weird market. Not everybody should be buying a home right now. Still, some folks thinking about buying ...
Posted by David Brownell on January 31, 2023 in For Buyers
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