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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared careg

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up virtually any

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that American

Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on averag

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards Real Estate News, Real Estate Articles, Real Estate Information, Selling Real Estate, Real Estate Services, Real Estate Investing, Real Estate Marketing, Home Buying, Buying And Selling Houses

There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance pro

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream? Home Ownership, Real Estate Tips, Real Estate Buyers, Real Estate Articles, Real Estate Companies, American Story, Rich Family, Wealth Creation, Home Buying

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes: “The idea of a place of one’s own drives the American story. We became a nation out of a desire to slip the bonds of Europe, which was still in many re

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget Diy Herb Garden, Lawn And Garden, Garden Grass, Lawn Edger, Grass Weeds, Garden Power Tools, Lawn Care Tips, Lawn Sprinklers, Shopping

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “Since Janu

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market Real Estate Articles, Real Estate News, Austin Real Estate, Las Vegas Real Estate, Real Estate Information, Selling Real Estate, Real Estate Services, Real Estate Companies, Real Estate Investing

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking for homes to pur

2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC] Real Estate Buyers, Real Estate News, Selling Real Estate, Real Estate Houses, Austin Real Estate, Real Estate Articles, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Services, Real Estate Companies

2021 Real Estate Myth Buster [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights There are a lot of misconceptions about buying or selling a home today, making it challenging to know exactly how to navigate the current real estate landscape. Here’s a little clarity when it comes to 5 common myths about the 2021 housing market. Let’s connect to discuss

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market Lowest Mortgage Rates, Mortgage Interest Rates, Buying Your First Home, Home Buying, Home Ownership, Big Move, House Prices, Find Homes For Sale, Florida Homes For Sale

Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or selling so you can downsize this spring, there are perks today that are powering big moves for people across the country. H

Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price Nc Real Estate, Real Estate Articles, Home Buying Process, Market Value, Price List, Cash Out Refinance, Home Ownership, First Time Home Buyers, Real Estate Marketing

Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price of the house. Buyers would then try to determine how much less t

Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances? Sarasota Real Estate, Austin Real Estate, Real Estate Articles, Real Estate News, Cash Out Refinance, Home Equity, Atm Cash, Home Ownership, 1 Real

Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?

Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains that the dollar amount of cash-out refinances was greater in 2020 than in recent years. A cash-out refinance, as defined by Investopia, is: “a mortgage refinancing opt

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage? Department Of Veterans Affairs, Improve Your Credit Score, Best Positions, Home Ownership, Home Buying, Scores, The Borrowers, Thigh Exercises, Workout Exercises

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While s

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC] Real Estate News, Real Estate Houses, City By The Sea, Home Equity, Home Buying Tips, Real Estate Information, Down Payment, Residential Real Estate, First Time Home Buyers

Americans See Major Home Equity Gains [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country. If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your next move. Now is a great time to put your equity toward a down payment on the home o

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell Real Estate Articles, Local Real Estate, Selling Real Estate, Real Estate Tips, Home Selling Tips, Selling Your House, Key Projects, Miller Homes, Roof Repair

To Renovate or Not To Renovate Before You Sell

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vital as they would be in a more normal market. Here are two