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The Cost of Renting vs Buying

Wondering if you should buy or continue to rent? Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.1%), the choice to buy is obvious. Thinking of making a mo... Read more

Not a Bubble, Here's Why.

Are Home Values Really Overinflated? Recent price increases have some concerned that current home values are overinflated, but year-over-year appreciation is reasonable based on historic appreciation levels.... Read more

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 stays in a home prior to mov... Read more

Top 4 Renovations for the Best ROI

Top 4 Renovations July 9th, 2018 Whether you're selling your home, purchasing your first home, or you're a homeowner who's planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home renovations will net you the most return on inv... Read more

Comparing Costs: Then and Now

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 5.1% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest r... Read more

Are Homes 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. The month... Read more

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 living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, a... Read more

Why You Should Sell This Summer

Is this summer the right time to sell your home? Wondering if you should put your house on the market today? Here are the best reasons to list your house this summer! For all your Real Estate Decisions...think RED! AskForRed.com... Read more

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home? There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they get married or... Read more

Selling This Summer?

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: 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 ... Read more

Three Issues Affecting Real Estate

3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten... Read more

How Inventory Impacts The Housing Market

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 sales (foreclosures an... Read more

Bang For Your Buck When Remodeling To Sell

Top 4 Home Renovations for Max ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will ... Read more

KIDS COUNT in the home buying process.

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 the time when they purchased their home s... Read more

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 low of 26 days in April, as 57% of homes were on the market for under a month. NAR’s Chief Econ... Read more

What Are Your Reasons To Own Your Own Home?

Top Reasons to Own Your Home 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 do you have to own your own home? Thinking of making a mov... Read more

Thinking of Waiting? Think Again!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predict... Read more

As Rates Increase Will Home Prices Fall?

Mortgage interest rates have increased by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year. They are projected to increase by an additional half of a point by year’s end. Because of this increase in rates, some are guessing that home prices... Read more

Interest Rates are Jumping. Here's Why.

Why Have Interest Rates Jumped to a 7-Year High? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which marks a 7-year high according to Freddie Mac. The current pace of accel... Read more

 

             
 

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