Brian Woodhead -Skyline Team Leader's Blog Posts

Brian Woodhead -Skyline Team Leader's Blog Posts

Homebuyer Tips For Finding The One
Some Highlights The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track. Because of increased&nb...

What Do Past Years Tell Us About Todays Real Estate Market
As you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve...

Do Not Wait For A Lower Mortgage Rate It Could Cost You
Today’s housing market is truly one for the record books. Over the past year, we’ve seen the lowest mortgage rates in history. And while those rates seemed to bottom ...

What Do Supply And Demand Tell Us About Todays Housing Market
There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand ...

Reasons Renters Buy
Some Highlights When deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors. Buying a home means consistent monthly payments. Ho...

If You Are A Buyer Is Offering Asking Price Enough
In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try...

Remote Work Is Here To Stay Can Your Home Deliver The Space You Need
A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home o...

Is The Number Of Homes For Sale Finally Growing
An important metric in today’s residential real estate market is the number of homes available for sale. The shortage of available housing inventory is the major reason...

The Truth About Todays Buyer Demand
When it comes to the latest news in real estate, there are a lot of sensational headlines in the media. In times like this, when it can be hard to know what to believe, put yo...

Why Its Still Safe To Sell Your Home
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news. Real estate professionals are highly experienced in how to sell ...

Fact Or Fiction Homebuyer Edition
 Some Highlights When it comes to the current housing market, there are multiple misconceptions – from what the current supply of available homes looks lik...

Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing In 2021
Home Price Appreciation Is Skyrocketing in 2021. What About 2022?One of the major story lines over the last year is how well the residential real estate market performed. One key m...

Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall
If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're in today won't last forever....

The Difference In Net Worth Between Homeowners And Renters Is Widening
Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent re...

Your Checklist To Get Ready To Sell
 Some Highlights When it comes to selling your house, you want it to look its best inside and out. It’s important to focus on tasks that can make it inviting...

Why 2021 Is Still The Year To Sell Your House
If you’re trying to decide whether or not to sell your house, this is the time to think seriously about making a move. Fannie Mae’s recent Home Pu...

What To Do With Your Vacation Home As Summer Ends
As summer comes to a close, is it time to think about selling your vacation home? Based on recent data and expert opinions, it’s something you may want to consider. According to&...

What Do Experts Say About Todays Mortgage Rates
Mortgage rates are hovering near record lows, and that’s good news for today’s homebuyers. The graph below shows mortgage rates dating back to 2016 and where today fa...

Options For First Time Homebuyers
Some Highlights With a housing market this competitive, sometimes you have to think outside the box. Work with your trusted real estate advisors to do things like assess...

A Look At Home Price Appreciation And What It Means For Sellers
When you hear the phrase home price appreciation, what does it mean to you? Through context clues alone, chances are you know it has to do with rising home prices. And as a se...

Sellers Are In A Sweet Spot
 Some Highlights In today’s sellers’ market, you’re set up to win big when you list your house. That’s because homes are selling fast, receiving 4...

Looking For A Place To Call Home
Looking for a Place To Call Home? Consider a Condominium.It’s no secret that one of the top stories in today’s real estate market is low housing supply and high buyer demand. I...

Ready To Sell But Do Not Know Where You Will Go
Some Highlights If you’re thinking of selling your house but don’t know what you should buy, you have options. Existing homes offer a wide variety of home ...

Surprising Shift Favors Homeowners Buyers Now Prefer Existing Homes
In April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posted an article, Home Buyers’ Preferences Shift Towards New Construction, which reported: “60% of...

Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying A Home
Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing ...

Waiting To Buy A Home Could Cost You
Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again. The longer the wait, the more...

A Look At Housing Supply And What It Means For Sellers
One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there ...

Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs Is It Time For Your Home To Change Too
Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with t...

What You Should Do Before Interest Rates Rise
In today’s real estate market, mortgage interest rates are near record lows. If you’ve been in your current home for several years and haven’t refinanced lately, there...

Diving Deep Into Todays Biggest Buyer Concerns
Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,”...

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based On Demand
If you’re thinking of buying a home, there really is no time like the present. With today’s low mortgage rates, you have a great opportunity to get more home for your mone...

Happy Independence Day
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Are We In A Housing Bubble Experts Say No
Are We in a Housing Bubble? Experts Say No.The question of whether the real estate market is a bubble ready to pop seems to be dominating a lot of conversations – and everyone ha...

Save Time And Effort By Selling With An Agent
Selling a house is a time-consuming process – especially if you decide to do it on your own, known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). From conducting market research to reviewin...

Homebuyers Hang In There
 Some Highlights Today’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers. Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and ...

Demand For Vacation Homes Is Still Strong
The pandemic created a tremendous interest in vacation homes across the country. Throughout the last year, many people purchased second homes as a safe getaway from the c...

Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year
Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth often grows without you even realiz...

PreApproval Makes All The Difference When Buying A Home
Pre-Approval Makes All the Difference When Buying a HomeYou may have been told that it’s important to get pre-approved at the beginning of the homebuying proc...

Have Your Day In The Sun By Moving Up This Summer
Some Highlights Longer days and sunny weather mean summer is upon us, and what better conditions than right now to upgrade to the home of your dreams? If your ...

Jun 8 2021
In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve PriceFor generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to es...

6 Reasons To Celebrate National Homeownership Month
Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the tou...

Americans See Real Estate As A Better Investment Than Stocks Or Gold
Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definit...

When It Comes To Selling A House Your Time Is Money
Some Highlights Selling a house is no small task. If you decide to try to do it on your own, keep in mind you’ll be responsible for all the expert-level work of a real es...

4 Tips To Maximize The Sale Of Your House
4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your HouseHomeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer com...

Apr 22 2021
Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate HeadlinesDon’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March...

Apr 19 2021
How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purch...

Apr 12 2021
4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to ForeclosureThere has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently...

Mar 22 2021
What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on cl...

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains
Some Highlights Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country. If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, you...

Mar 11 2021
Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it’s cer...

Mar 8 2021
5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SpringWhen selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you...

Feb 23 2021
The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for YouWe’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average ...

Feb 15 2021
3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This YearThere are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought poss...

Why Its Easy To Fall In Love With Homeownership
Some Highlights Homeownership provides comfort, stability, and security, and it makes you feel more connected to your community. Your home is something to be proud of and is ...

Feb 11 2021
47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are TodayHeadlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have b...

6 Foundational Benefits Of Homeownership Today
Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, a...

Turn To An Expert For The Best Advice Not Perfect Advice
Turn to an Expert for the Best Advice, Not Perfect AdviceAs we approach the anniversary of the hardships we’ve faced through this pandemic and the subsequent recession, it’s no...

Taking Advantage Of Homebuying Affordability In Todays Market
Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market Everyone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, toda...

Think You Should For Sale By Owner Think Again
Some Highlights  For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent. According t...

Real Estate Will Lead The Economic Recovery
Real Estate Will Lead the Economic RecoveryWith more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin impro...

Interest Rates Hover Near Historic All Time Lows
Some Highlights Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level. Locking in at a low ra...

Recession Yes Housing Crash No
Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, i...

What You Can Do To Get Your House Ready To Sell
What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell Some Highlights: Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to ...

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales
Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits. Because the health crisi...

The Economic Impact Of Buying A Home
We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbor...

Is Now A Good Time To Refinance My Home
With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you ...

Two Big Myths In The Homebuying Process
The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of...

New Homes Coming To The Housing Market This Year
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According t...

Real Estate Is Soaring But Not Like 2008
Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed: “The housin...

How Much Housing Wealth Can You Build In A Decade
How Much “Housing Wealth” Can You Build in a Decade?Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a special study titled Single-Family ...

Entry Level Homeowners Are In The Drivers Seat
One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals ...

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes A Big Difference
Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready ...

Three Reasons Why PreApproval Is The First Step In The 2020 Homebuying Journey
When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the selle...

2020 Homebuying Checklist
Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuyin...

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want
In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to ma...

Happy New Year
Here’s to a Wonderful 2020!We hope 2020 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally!...

5300 Reasons To Be Happy Youre A Homeowner
5,300 Reasons to Be Happy You’re a HomeownerStudies have shown that, in many cases, the largest asset a family owns is the house they live in. Over the last twelve months, that a...

Holiday Gifts Are Not The Only Hot Things Right Now
Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right NowBlack Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s...

Its National Roof Over Your Head Day
It’s ‘National Roof Over Your Head’ Day!Did you know that each year in the United States, we celebrate “National Roof Over Your Head Day” on December 3rd?As noted on the&...

Tips To Sell Your Home Faster
Tips to Sell Your Home Faster When selling your house, there are a few key things you can prioritize to have the greatest impact for a faster sale: 1. Make Buyers...

Homeownership Rate Remains On The Rise
Homeownership Rate Remains on the RiseIn the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market.The&nbs...

How To Determine If You Can Afford To Buy A Home
How to Determine If You Can Afford to Buy a HomeThe gap between the increase in personal income and residential real estate prices has been used to defend the concept that we are e...

Depending On The Price You Are Going To Need Advice
To understand today’s complex real estate market, it is critical to have a local, trusted advisor on your side – for more reasons than you may think.In real estate today, there...

ExistingHome Sales Report Indicates Now Is A Great Time To Sell
The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high and the supply of that item is limited. The latest Existing-Home Sales Report released by the Nat...

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5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need To Know
Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come...

Open House This Weekend At 1294 East Voltaire Avenue Phoenix AZ 85022
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Moonridge Estates Home Of The Week
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Rancho Mirage Home Of The Week
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Sienna Vista Home Of The Week
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Millionaire To Millennials The Costly Mistake Of Not Buying Now
On his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement:  “Not prioritizing homeownership is the single biggest mistake millennials...

Harbor Shores Home Of The Week
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Verrado Home Of The Week
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Home Price Appreciation Forecast
Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond.We’ve gathered curr...

Nows The Time To MoveUp And Upgrade Your Current Home
Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had a...

Home Of The Week In Palm Valley
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Millennials Are Increasing The Demand For Condominiums
Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for CondominiumsWhen deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs,...

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is Get PreApproved
Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of ho...

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage
Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage? When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It see...

Time For Your Dream Home Gen X
During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recov...

Wigwam Creek South Home Of The Week
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5 Tips For Starting The Search For Your Dream Home
Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be fru...

Palm Valley Home Of The Week
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A Lack Of Inventory Continues To Impact The Housing Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures an...

Why Access Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Getting Your House Sold
Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you ...

Arrowhead Ranch Featured Home Of The Week
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How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment
How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rent...

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less
In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “Cor...

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason For The Inventory Shortage
There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becom...

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Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to StabilizeThe percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question...

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling Begins To Stabilize
The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we m...

What To Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In
As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with ...

Looking To Upgrade Your Current Home Now Is The Time To MoveUp
Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered...

How To Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You
There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage ...

Want To Increase Your Familys Wealth
Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or you...

7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage
Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any ...

2 Reports That Say Now Is A Great Time To Sell
Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row....

The Housing Market Will Spring Forward This Year
The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!”&nb...

Home Prices Coming In For A SOFT Landing
No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT LandingHome prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dram...

Millionaire To Millennials Dont Get Stuck Renting A Home Buy One
Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One! In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake mil...

Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your House
Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners&nb...

Do You Want To Pay Yours Or Your Landlords Mortgage
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 mortg...

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw The Best Super Bowl Parties
Highlights: 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 abo...

Amazing New Opportunity For Home Buyers
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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 invest...

Amazing New Promotion For Home Buyers From The Skyline Team
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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 pi...

What Is The Cost Of Waiting Until Next Year To Buy
Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. ...

Last Chance Homes Are A Bargain Compared To Historic Norms
Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic NormsA loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive t...

First Step In Buying A New Home
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 h...

The Cost Across Time
Some Highlights: 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%...

Is The Recent Dip In Interest Rates Here To Stay
Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August...

2 Tips To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home
Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do ...

If You Are Excited About Buying A Home This Year Here Is What To Watch
Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to WatchAs we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are t...

24 Hours That Suddenly Improved The Market
This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were ...

5 Reasons To Sell This Winter
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors...

Do Not 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 i...

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 ...

Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to kn...

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 RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed...

Further Proof Its 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 ...

24 Percent 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 lookin...

Buyers Dont 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,...

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 t...

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 – ...

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, t...

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...

Three Helpful Tips For Investing In Real Estate
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Taking Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainties about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends ...

Buying A Home Can Be Scary Until You Know The Facts
Some Highlights: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 ...

5 Tips For Starting Your Home Search
In today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren...

Buying A Home Do You Know The Lingo
Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled...

Dispelling The Myth About Home Affordability
We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, h...

The True Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dr...

Are We About To Enter A Buyers Market
Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may b...

2 Factors To Watch In Todays Real Estate Market Whether Buying Or Selling
When it comes to buying or selling a home there are many factors you should consider. Where you want to live, why you want to buy or sell, and who will help you along your journey ...

How Does The Supply Of Homes For Sale Impact Buyer Demand
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market’s demand for it. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys ...

The Cost Of NOT Paying PMI
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live.There is a common mi...

How Much Has Your Home Increased In Value
Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home pri...

25 Percent Of Homes With A Mortgage Are Now Equity Rich
25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too qu...

If You Are Thinking Of Selling You Must Act NOW
If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buye...

Home Prices Have Appreciated In 2018
Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the&n...

4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Home
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals...

Rents Are On The Rise Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap
There are many benefits to homeownership, but one of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’t...

Rent Or Buy Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage
There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are livi...

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love...

The Net Worth Of A Homeowner Is 44x Greater Than A Renter
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...

Homebuyers Willing To Sacrifice MustHaves In Favor Of Good School Districts
It should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to a reportfrom Realtor.com, 86% of 18-34 year-olds and 8...

Are You Thinking Of Selling Your Home Competition Is Coming
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest&n...

Millionaire To Millennials Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner
In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire ea...

Buying Is Now 263 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, ...

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)...

FirstTime 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% ...

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 ...

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, fo...

5 Reasons Millennials Choose To Buy A Home
Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of liv...

You DO NOT Need 20 Down To Buy Your Home 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 re...

How A Lack Of Inventory Impacts The Housing Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sa...

Parents Say Kids Opinions Matter Big When Buying A Home
A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at th...

Days On The Market Drops To New Low In April
According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent on the market hit a new lo...

4 Reasons Why Summer Is A Great Time To Buy A Home
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that h...

Top Reasons To Own Your Home
Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons ...

5 Reasons Why To Sell This Summer
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors...

Dont Wait To Sell Your House Buyers Are Out Now
Recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) suggests that now is a great time to sell your home. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reve...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now
Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sell...

Renters Under 50 Want To Buy A Home
Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics includi...

Homeownership A Man Is Not A Complete Man Unless He Owns A House
The famous quote by Walt Whitman, “A man is not a whole and complete man, unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on,” can be used to describe homeownership in America ...

3 Tips For Making Your Dream Of Owning A Home A Reality
Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking much about it. Living within a...

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll For 5th Year Running
Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual f...

Home Inspections What To Expect
So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home ins...

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home
We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has al...

50 Of Homes Sold In 30 Days In March
Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® recently surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index i...

This Just In Data Says May Is The Best Month To Sell Your Home
According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value ...

Why Home Prices Are Increasing
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient ...

Existing Home Sales Grow Despite Low Inventory
Some Highlights: According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 ...

Thinking Of Selling Your Home Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner
With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate profes...

Buying A Home Is Cheaper Than Renting In The Majority Of The US
The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in...

Home Buying Myths Slayed
Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% ...

Getting PreApproved Should Always Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

A Tale Of Two Markets
Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Mark...

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance PMI
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that...

VA Loans By The Numbers
Some Highlights: Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. In 2017, $188 billion was...

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You A Lot Of Money
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dr...

The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying Today
 Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a med...

5 Reasons Why To Sell This Spring
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors...

20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Spring
Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure t...

Dreaming Of A Luxury Home Now Is 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! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing rele...

Moving Up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time In 40 Years
If you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better suits your current family needs, great news was just reve...

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3 Things Real Estate Apps Commonly Get WrongListing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Craigslist have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people ...

4 Reasons Spring Is A Great Time To Buy A Home
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home pr...

Home Prices The Difference 5 Years Makes
The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to ...

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