Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner
In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 28, 2018 in For Sellers
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
Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the American Dream
As we head into 2019, many news outlets and housing experts warn that the housing market may slow down. Over the last six years, the inventory of homes for sale has been near historic lows, which has been the force behind increasing home prices....
Posted by Agent Connect on December 18, 2018 in For Buyers
Why Houses DO NOT Sell in a Strong Market
As we approach the end of the year, many homeowners find themselves asking the question, “If we’re currently in a strong real estate market, why won’t my house sell?”
Below are the 5 most common reasons why a ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 17, 2018 in For Sellers
5 Reasons to Sell This Winter!
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 14, 2018 in For Sellers
4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter
Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available!
Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 13, 2018 in For Sellers
No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping
Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 12, 2018 in For Buyers
Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019
Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone!
According to ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 11, 2018 in For Buyers
How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing
Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’that allows ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 10, 2018 in For Buyers
What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home?
National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates.
As a seller, you ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 7, 2018 in For Buyers
The Tale of Two Markets
An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those differences are doing to ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 6, 2018 in For Buyers
Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth 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. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016.
The study revealed ...
Posted by Agent Connect on December 3, 2018 in For Buyers