Housing Market

Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop

April 21, 2022

Homeownership has become a significant element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream. Before the 1950s, less than half of the country owned their own home. However, after World War II, many returning

Why Pre-Approval Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers

April 19, 2022

Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so necessary today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage Reports, explains: “The

What Is Multigenerational Housing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 15, 2022

Some Highlights If you have additional loved ones coming to live with you but don’t have enough space, it may be time to consider a larger, multigenerational home. Some key benefits of multigenerational living include a combined homebuying budget, shared caregiving duties, enhanced relationships, and more. These benefits might be why more people are choosing

On the Fence of Whether or Not To Move This Spring? Consider This.

April 14, 2022

If you’re thinking of selling your house, it may be because you’ve heard prices are rising, listings are going fast, and sellers are getting multiple offers on their homes. But why are conditions so good for sellers today? And what can you expect when you move? To help answer both of those questions, let’s turn to

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

April 13, 2022

There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because

Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year

April 11, 2022

If you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing costs. And for sellers, you’re probably working on a bit of spring cleaning and maintenance to spruce up your house before

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 8, 2022

Some Highlights Your net worth has gotten a big boost if you’re a homeowner. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity. Your equity grows as you pay down your loan, and your home increases in value. Over the past year, the average homeowner’s equity rose by $55,300. Ready to sell? Use

Balancing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Today

April 4, 2022

Since the number of homes for sale is low today, it can feel challenging to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are absolutely essential in your next home and which ones are just nice bonuses, you can land a home that fits your needs. Danielle Hale,