Check Your CC&Rs Early To Avoid Buyer’s Remorse
Posted Monday July 9, 2018 in Real Estate

HOA rules: Read them If you fall in love with a home in with a homeowners association (HOA), check the HOA rules as soon as you can. There may be deal-breaking provisions in that document. For instance: Many associations ban outdoor smoking They may also tell you what kind of plants you’re allowed to have […]

To Live in the City or Commute From ‘Burbs?
Posted Friday June 15, 2018 in Real Estate

Many homebuyers face a tough decision: To live in the city or commute from the suburbs. In some city centers, the cost of living is actually not as high as the outlying metro area, while in other cities homeowners will find more purchasing power in the metro area. SmartAsset, a personal financing resource, broke down […]

Top Factors First-Time Buyers Should Look For During Their Home Search
Posted Tuesday June 12, 2018 in Real Estate

For many people, a home search is an overwhelming process. After all, it’s a huge decision. It can be hard to sort out which qualities are crucial for a smart buy, especially for first-time homebuyers. Luckily, though, you don’t have to go through this process alone. If you’re ready to start your home search but […]

Your 4 Most Important Considerations For Buying A Rental Property
Posted Friday June 1, 2018 in Real Estate

Location, location, location You may have heard that location is the most important factor when buying a home — and that’s true. However, when choosing a location for your rental property, there’s no single hard-and-fast rule to follow. The ideal location for you depends on the type of renter you’re hoping to attract. Those hoping […]

Zillow: Tax Cut Savings Going Into Housing
Posted Friday May 18, 2018 in Real Estate

Homeowners and renters will put $13.2 billion in savings generated by the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act back into housing market in 2018 through the purchase or rental of new homes, according to a data analysis by Zillow. Furthermore, an additional $24.7 billion in savings from the tax reform legislation will be spent […]

Confidence in Housing at New Peak
Posted Tuesday May 8, 2018 in Real Estate

Confidence in housing is at a new peak, with enthusiasm among sellers soaring, according to the April Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 91.7, the Index plowed through its previous record, climbing 3.4 percentage points month-over-month and five points year-over-year. “The latest HPSI reading edged up to a new survey high, showing that […]

New-Home Prices Are Beginning to Heat Up
Posted Tuesday April 24, 2018 in Real Estate

It’s not just the weather that’s heating up as we move into spring. The cost of a newly constructed home is rising as the housing market enters its peak buying months. The median price of a new home climbed to $337,200 in March, according to a joint report by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. […]

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?
Posted Tuesday February 13, 2018 in Mortgage, Real Estate

If you’re looking to buy a home this year, you’ll likely want to act fast – at least that’s what an increasing number of Americans think. According to new data, the number of consumers who think now is a good time to buy is on the rise, and it likely won’t stay that way for long. […]

Great Start to 2018 for Housing Market
Posted Thursday February 1, 2018 in Real Estate

Contract signings on home sales rose slightly in December, reaching their highest level since last March, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, moved 0.5 percent higher to a reading of 110.1 last month, 0.5 percent higher than a year ago. “Another month […]

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