Archive for September 2019

Will Home Prices Continue To Increase? Will They Decline?

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink? With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with this perspective. Are you a Read more »

Home Prices Are On The Rise!

Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) Report revealed, “National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in July 2019 and are forecast to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020.” They also analyzed four individual home-price tiers, showing the increase in each. Here’s the breakdown: To clarify the methodology, CoreLogic explains, “The four price tiers are based Read more »

Buying a Home is Fun. Messing Up Your Mortgage Isn’t. Check Out Our Latest Blog!

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You're undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to Read more »

The “Wow” is in the Home, Not The Loan!

The "Wow" is in the Home, Not The Loan! When looking purchasing a home, the exciting part is going to see all of these homes in person. It is fun to see all of the decoration and design styles from different people. It is great seeing the potential in all of these different places that you visit. Now let's be Read more »

Millennials Are Well On Their Way To Homeownership!

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership In a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes, “The largest group of millennials by birth year will turn 30 in 2020, which puts them entering their prime homebuying years”. The article continues to describe how millennials have more buying-power than the generations that preceded them, making their interest in Read more »

Selling Your Home? Hire a Real Estate Agent and Save Yourself Money and Headaches.

A+ Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Pro!!! Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to help you buy your dream home or sell your current house is one of the most powerful decisions you can make. A real estate professional has the experience to help you confidently navigate through the entire process. Make sure you work with someone who Read more »

Home Sales Projected to Soar through 2020 and Low Interest Rates Are Helping

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020 Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner Read more »

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008 Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations: 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008. 55% said they would cancel plans to move Read more »

What Are Property Taxes & How Do They Impact My Mortgage Payment?

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your paperwork – P&I Read more »

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