4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter!
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 30, 2018 in For Buyers
Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again
Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market.
However, some are seeing these adjustments as ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 28, 2018 in For Buyers
24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home
In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 27, 2018 in For Buyers
The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House
Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 26, 2018 in For Sellers
Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!
Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage?
By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 23, 2018 in For Buyers
Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?
The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017.
Among millennials ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 20, 2018 in For Buyers
Females Are Making It a Priority to Invest in Real Estate!
Everyone wants a place to call home; a place that gives them a sense of security. We are currently seeing major interest from females who want to achieve this dream, and the numbers are proving it!
In 2018, for the second year in a row, single ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 19, 2018 in For Buyers
7 Reasons to List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season
Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.
Here are ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 16, 2018 in For Sellers
The Cost 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 (28.4%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 15, 2018 in For Buyers
Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable
Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages.
How much a family earns obviously impacts how easy or ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 14, 2018 in For Buyers
Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?
Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market:
Home renovations have shot up
Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped
A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 12, 2018 in For Sellers
How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday
One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 9, 2018 in For Buyers
VA Home Loans by the Numbers
The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty service members which helps them achieve their dreams of homeownership.
In 2017, $189 billion ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 8, 2018 in For Buyers
75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed
Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 7, 2018 in For Buyers
5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home
The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place.
To ensure a hassle-free ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 5, 2018 in For Buyers
2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,” which revealed that,
“Consumers often think they need to put more ...
Posted by Agent Connect on November 2, 2018 in For Buyers
The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall
Every Hour in the US Housing Market:
596 Homes Sell
278 Homes Regain Positive Equity
Median Home Values Go Up $1.20
Posted by David Brownell on November 1, 2018 in For Sellers