How To “Try On” A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home There

With many purchases, you get the opportunity to “try before you buy.” You can go to the store and try on clothes before you update your wardrobe. You can go to the dealership and take a test drive before you commit to purchasing a car. And while you can’t try a house on for size … Continue reading How To “Try On” A Neighborhood Before Buying A Home There

Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s 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 home prices increased by 4% year-over-year and projects prices will rise 5.2% by December 2020. Why is this good news for the homeowners? When prices appreciate, homeowners gain equity. In addition, those planning to sell this … Continue reading Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

Freddie Mac Predicts Strong Real Estate Market In 2020 and 2021

2020 is right around the corner—and it looks like the upcoming year is going to be a strong one for the real estate market. In a recent article outlining their market forecast, Freddie Mac projected an overall optimistic view for the real estate market in 2020, and into 2021. “With low interest rates, modest inflation and a … Continue reading Freddie Mac Predicts Strong Real Estate Market In 2020 and 2021

What You Need To Know For Winter House Hunting

While house hunting in the winter was never really a thing of the past, today’s culture keeps things going year-round - which means finding a home can be done at any time of the year. While exploring in the cold might be your focus or concern, house-hunting in less-than-ideal conditions can show you things you … Continue reading What You Need To Know For Winter House Hunting

How Buyers & Sellers Can Prepare For An Early Start To The Spring Market

Is January the new April? When it comes to the real estate market, experts say yes. Regardless of whether that famous groundhog sees his shadow, a recent article on CNBC suggests spring will arrive early this year—at least when it comes to the housing market. In fact, some are speculating that January may very well be the … Continue reading How Buyers & Sellers Can Prepare For An Early Start To The Spring Market

Majority of First-Time Buyers Feel Unprepared For The Homebuying Process

For most first-time buyers, purchasing a home is the biggest purchase of their lives—but according to a recent survey, the majority of them don’t exactly feel prepared. A recent article from REALTOR Magazine outlined a survey from first-time homebuyer survey from real estate resource Framework, which found that the majority of first-time homebuyers feel unprepared to buy. … Continue reading Majority of First-Time Buyers Feel Unprepared For The Homebuying Process

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help You Buy A Home in 2020

If 2020 is the year for you to buy a home, consider making these 5 New Year’s resolutions to help you be as prepared as possible to become a homeowner. 1. Cut down on monthly subscriptions. With each month, there is a new subscription service out there. What starts as convenience turns into an endless … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions That Will Help You Buy A Home in 2020