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Renting or Buying? Which is Cheaper?

Wondering if you should continue your lease or buy a home? The latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia shows that home ownership is still cheaper than renting in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. If you are one of the many renters out... Read more

Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming!

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 U.S. Census Bur... Read more

Buying? Here is what you will need.

3 Things You'll Need to Get a Home Loan There are many misconceptions out there when it comes to qualifying for a home loan. Whether it's down payment or credit, let's get together today so I can walk you through the process. You may be surpr... Read more

Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?

Back in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in housing markets.” Greenspan went on to say: “The increase in the prevalence of interest-only loans ... Read more

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 six years that Trulia has co... Read more

You Need a Phil Dunphy

Whether you are a rookie home buyer 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 while home shoppi... Read more

Thinking of Selling? Act NOW!

Thinking of Selling? Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale across the country and it does not appear to be slowing down. If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, let’s get together to d... Read more

3% Down and NO PMI. Ready to BUY A Home?

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for home buyers, but it doesn't have to be! Almost half of all home buyers are unfamiliar with alternative down payment options (which allow as little at 3% down). If you're saving for a large ... Read more

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 different... Read more

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

 

             
 

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