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61% Of First Time Home Buyers Put Down Less Than 6%

According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time home buyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a

Thinking Of Selling? Now Is The Perfect Time.

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be

To Stage … Or Not To Stage?That Is The Question!

Will The New Tax Laws Affect Housing? YES!

While the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) admits that only an estimated 1.3 percent of mortgages will be affected by the new $750,000 cap on the mortgage interest deduction, that still means that tens of thousands of high-net-worth, high-earning families will have their deduction capped. And,

Time On The Market Drops To A New Low In 2017

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new

Smart & Safe Wintertime Yard Work Habits

        Source: “Wise Winter Weather Tips for Your Family Yard,” Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth In 2018

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As

Common Mortgage Myths

For most Americans, being able to buy a home or property with cash is not a reality. Because of this, banks and other lenders offer mortgage loans to those that qualify. A mortgage loan isn’t a bad thing – for

5 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Winter

Here are tips for sellers looking to put their best foot forward despite winter weather. It’s still critical to consider curb appeal. Curb appeal is important year round, but especially in the winter.  An unkempt house on the outside may