Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.
In the ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 31, 2018 in For Buyers
You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First
Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 30, 2018 in For Buyers
The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 27, 2018 in For Sellers
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running!
Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans for the last 5 years!
The generations agree! Real estate is the best ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 26, 2018 in For Buyers
Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?
As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 24, 2018 in For Buyers
Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!
Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible....
Posted by Agent Connect on July 23, 2018 in For Sellers
Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Market
As the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) continue to fall to their lowest points in years. There is no ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 20, 2018 in For Sellers
What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process
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 ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 19, 2018 in For Buyers
Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb
Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market....
Posted by Agent Connect on July 17, 2018 in For Buyers
4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!
We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones.
No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 16, 2018 in For Buyers
First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!
According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017.
Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 13, 2018 in For Buyers
Want to Sell Your House Faster? Don’t Forget to Stage!
The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging.
62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 12, 2018 in For Sellers
House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels
We keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the country. In their most recent Real House ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 11, 2018 in For Buyers
How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 9, 2018 in For Buyers
The #1 Reason to List Your House for Sale NOW!
If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!
Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale
The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 6, 2018 in For Sellers
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 5.1% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac.
The impact your ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 5, 2018 in For Buyers
Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000
Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford the most precious piece of the American Dream – their own home.
However, it is not just the price of a home that determines its affordability. ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 4, 2018 in For Buyers
VA Loans: Making a Home for the Brave Possible
Since the creation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans Program, over 22 million veterans have achieved the American Dream of homeownership. Many veterans do not know the details of the program and therefore do not take advantage ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 3, 2018 in For Buyers
Why Should You Use A Professional to Sell Your Home?
When homeowners decide to sell their houses, they obviously want to get the best possible price for their home with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is ...
Posted by Agent Connect on July 2, 2018 in For Buyers