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4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth

February 5th, 2019

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Sizable Family Wealth 




Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to a family owning their own home. Here are a few:

1. Appreciation

“The rising of home prices ...

2019 Design Forecast: What's In, What's Out

January 22nd, 2019

2019 Design Forecast: What's In, What's Out

Is it time to say goodbye to shiplap and millennial pink? This design expert weighs in.

As we flip to the last pages of our 2018 calendar, it’s time to look at interior design trends on the rise — and say goodbye to those on their way out in 2019.

Here are our predictions about what’s in and what’s out in the year to come.


What’s in

Warm modern ...

Is Your Living Room Super Bowl Ready?

January 17th, 2019

Buying A House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

January 15th, 2019
Buying A House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!


In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage befor ...

Top Renovations To Complete Before You Sell Your House

January 8th, 2019

Some Highlights:

  • If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.
  • Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the ...

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What To Watch

January 3rd, 2019

Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What To Watch 


As we kick off the new year, many families have made resolutions to enter the housing market in 2019. Whether you are thinking of finally ditching your landlord and buying your first home or selling your starter house to move into your forever home, there are two pieces of the real estate puzzle you need to watch carefully: int ...

New Year New House

January 3rd, 2019

FHA's Loan Limit

December 20th, 2018

Last week, HUD announced the FHA’s loan limit ceiling will increase up to $314,827 from $294,515 this year beginning January 1st, 2019.

Take a look at how your clients could potentially purchase a home at a higher price in 2019 vs. 2018 with the increase in FHA loan limits:

2019

...

Purchase Price

Down Payment 

Max Loan 

$324,246

3.5%

$314,827

Don't Get Caught In The Rental Trap In 2019

December 13th, 2018

Don't Get Caught In The Rental Trap In 2019


Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone!

According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan on buying in the next 5 years, with 38% ...

Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019

December 6th, 2018
Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019





The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.
Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic & Housing Marketing Outlook. As you can see, ...
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