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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, ...

Give Santa A Break

December 4th, 2018

These Are the Best and Worst Airports in the United States

November 13th, 2018

These Are the Best and Worst Airports in the United States


     Travel tip site The Points Guy unveiled its picking for the Best Airports in America today. Topping the list this year was Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport, which has remained #1 on the site’s list since 2016.


     All in all the site ranked 30 of the most-used airports in the United States, ranking them from best to worst taki ...

75% Of Renters Have Been Misinformed

November 8th, 2018
75% Of Renters Have Been Misinformed



Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they can’t partake in a major part of the American Dream – owning a home.

In 2008, the housing market crashed and ...

Selling your home doesn't have to be a nightmare!

October 30th, 2018

Looking for a new home this Fall?

October 18th, 2018

Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

October 4th, 2018


Should I Buy Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? 






Some Highlights:

  • The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by the third quarter of 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.1% over the next 12 months.
  • If ...

Time to move?

October 2nd, 2018

Are Home Prices Softening Or Are They Falling?

September 27th, 2018
Are Home Prices Softening Or Are They Falling? 




We are beginning to see reports that more housing inventory is coming to the market and that buyer demand may not be increasing at the same pace it did earlier this year. The result will be many headlines written to address the impact that these two situations will have on home values.
Many of these headline writers will confuse “softeni ...
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