Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score
Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process.
Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 31, 2017 in For Buyers
Don't Let Fear Stop You from Applying for a Mortgage
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification.
For many, the mortgage process can be ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 30, 2017 in For Buyers
Renting or Buying…Either Way, You're Paying Someone's Mortgage
There are some people who have not purchased homes yet 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 ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 27, 2017 in For Buyers
Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Unless You Know the Facts
Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts:
40% of millennials who purchased homes this ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 26, 2017 in Buying a Home
How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling
In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The study explains:
“Since we started ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 25, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
The #1 Reason to List Your House, NOW!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month, but remain 1.5% lower than they were a year ago. Some may look at ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 24, 2017 in For Sellers
Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs
A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.
The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, as 73% made a down payment of less ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 23, 2017 in For Buyers
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 20, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
The Difference of Renting vs. Buying a Home
Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (29.2%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 19, 2017 in For Buyers
Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!
There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide:
Greater exposure to more buyers
The skills of a professional negotiator
A layer of protection from possible ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 18, 2017 in For Sellers
Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 17, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
Thinking of Selling? You Should Do It TODAY!!
That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME TODAY!
In a ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 13, 2017 in For Sellers
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall
Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available!
Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 12, 2017 in For Sellers
Net Worth of Homeowners 44X Greater than Renters
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago....
Posted by Agent Connect on October 11, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home Now!
In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth....
Posted by Agent Connect on October 9, 2017 in For Buyers
Market Watch Report - September 2017
It has been a somber and confusing week for us here. We have clients and friends who attended the Route 91 event and they, while safe from physical harm, have suffered much mental and emotional stress. And, it pains us ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas Market Report
No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!
The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market....
Posted by Agent Connect on October 6, 2017 in Buying a Home
The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know
Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit.
Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 5, 2017 in Las Vegas Community
The Truth About Homeowner Equity
A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: Here's why some homeowners still can't sell. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 4, 2017 in For Sellers
You Don't Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent
You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:
Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your ...
Posted by Agent Connect on October 2, 2017 in For Sellers