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Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year – More buyers are putting less […]

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

nterest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie Mac had this to say, “Mortgage […]

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth

Monday March 6th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers. Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a […]

Buying Home vs. Renting

Buying Home vs. Renting

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation Tuesday February 7th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable […]

Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks.Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact they may no longer be able to get […]

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top […]

Real Estate Technology and the Consumer-Driven Experience

Real Estate Technology and the Consumer-Driven Experience

Where Technology and Real Estate Meet The real estate industry has often been accused of clinging to the traditional rather than embracing new technology. As any business built on personal connections can attest, it is the people who make real estate successful, and the communication built between the parties that leads to the best outcome. […]