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184 Open Houses This Weekend In Frisco
#Frisco 184 Open Houses for this Weekend.{mls: 13646804}  There are 184 open houses this weekend in #Frisco. 19 homes are newly built. Thinking new? View them yet know...

Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home First
Some Highlights:According to NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the share of recent homebuyers who were single at the time of purchase held steady at 24% last year.The ...

84 Percent Of Americans Believe Buying A Home Is A Good Financial Decision
According to the National Association of Realtors®’ 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey, 84% of Americans now believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decisio...

3 Tips To Succeed In Todays Real Estate Market
In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you a...

Act NOW If You Are Thinking Of Selling
If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buye...

3 Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fu...

Home Buying Myths Slayed
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage ap...

The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership
Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone...

Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by ...

The High Impact Of Low Interest Rates On Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near...

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as ...

Median Days On The Market Drops To 27
Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a...

Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported
The Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Study, and a recent ...

Be Thankful You Dont Have To Pay Mom And Dads Interest Rate
Interest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that r...

Your Opportunity To Achieve The American Dream Keeps Getting Better
Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…exam...

NAR Data Shows Now Is A Great Time To Sell
We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the National Association of Realt...

Existing Home Sales Surge Into Summer
Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales reached their third-highest mark this year in May. Inventory of homes for sale has dropped 8.4% since last year, marking the 24th&nb...

75 Percent Of Homeowners Think Now Is A Good Time To Sell
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report cov...

Buyers Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar
We previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s mark...

Pre Approval Should Always Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t...

The Cost Of Renting Versus Buying In The US
Some Highlights:Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (2...

The Importance Of Home Equity In Retirement Planning
We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup ...

The Supply Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction
Many real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale throughout the United States. The add...

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million ...

Buying Is Now 33 Percent Cheaper Than Renting In The US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in...

Top Home Renovations For Maximum
Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home impro...

Are Home Prices Approaching Bubble Territory
As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported that: “National home values hav...

The TRUTH Behind The RENT Versus BUY Debate
In a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The index examines the entire US housing ma...

Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have ...

4 Reasons To Buy This Summer
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports tha...

The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes
Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you...

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course In 2017
To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates,...

69 Percent Of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs
According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, 69% of mortgag...

88 Homes Closed Escrow SOLD This Week In Frisco
88 homes closed escrow (SOLD) last week in #Frisco. 56 of those sold in under 30-days on market!A home on Thorndale Cir sold for 5.1% over asking price!Keep up-to-date on...

If Your Home Hasnt Sold Yet Definitely Check The Price
The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ...

106 New Listings In Frisco This Week
106 new listings in ‪#‎Frisco‬ this week!A home on Buena Park has 5 bedrooms, 4.1 baths over 4,500 sq ft with gorgeous pool, spa and outdoor living. Buyers and Homeowner...

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer
1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the va...

What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home
Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even r...

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions
Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the proc...

Why Working With A Local Real Estate Professional Makes All The Difference
If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to h...

The Number One Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National A...

Inventory Challenges Continue
Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories. ...

Find Out What Experts Are Saying About The Real Estate Market
As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying:Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economi...

More Americans Chose To Own A Home Than Rent In Q1
According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This mark...

Is Now A Good Time To Rent
People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is ...

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Or Selling
Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to...

Why Americans Consider Moving To Another State
Some Highlights: In a recent Harris Poll, Americans listed "change in climate/weather" as their top reason for wanting to relocate. 41% would move for a&n...

The Answer To The Housing Shortage
The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that num...

Is The Home You Are Selling Pet Friendly
One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your ...

4 Tips For Effectively Making An Offer
So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that...

Do You Know The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dr...

3 Reasons The Housing Market Is NOT In A Bubble
With housing prices appreciating at levels that far exceed historical norms, some are fearful that the market is heading for another bubble. To alleviate that fear, we just need to...

Gallup Real Estate Is Best LongTerm Investment 4 Years Running
Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual f...

Inventory Shortages Are Slowing Down The Market
The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have falle...

Is 2017 The Year To Move Up To Your Dream Home If So Do It Early
If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components of your monthly mortgage payment (home prices and ...

Do You Know The Cost Of Waiting
Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a per...

54 Lease Properties New To The Market This Week In Frisco
54 Lease Properties new to the market this week in #Frisco.{mls: 13581953} 13984 Clusterberry Dr is a 5 Beds | 4 Baths | Over 3,800 Sq Ft sits on oversided corn...

4 Reasons To Buy A House Today
Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impa...

Do You Know The Lingo When Buying A Home
Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the ...

115 Price Reductions In Frisco This Week
115 Price Reductions this week in ‪#‎Frisco‬!{mls: 13504298} A house on Bedford Falls Ln had the biggest reduction, 13.4%, down to $479,876. If you want to know of...

Get All The Facts About PMI
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that...

Is The Current Pace Of Home Sales Maintainable
There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is maintainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another...

Homes Are Selling Fast Across The Country
Some Highlights:The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index.The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indica...

Your Tax Return Bring It Home
This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Ra...

Real Estate Mogul Tell You Where You Should Buy
Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?Conlon responded: “I am a t...

3 Charts That Shout List Your Home Today
n school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National As...

How Fast Can You Save For A Down Payment
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out...

Slaying Home Buying Myths
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mor...

Tax Return Depressing Owning A Home Could Help
Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either...

Measuring Your Ability To Achieve The American Dream
Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which sta...

US Housing Market Continues The Move Into Buy Territory
uAccording to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that hous...

Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time To Act
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We w...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp
Some Highlights: ‘Millennials’ are defined as 18-36 year olds according to the US Census Bureau. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & ...

Home Mortgages Rates Up And Requirements Easing
The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less...

Millennials Flock To Low Down Payment Programs
A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month o...

Dallas Newly Listed Condo
Check out these new condos in Dallas!{search: http://derrick.rhadfw.com/index.php?types[]=2&areas[]=city%3ADallas&fbts=1705683&beds=0&baths=0&min=0&max=30000000&map=0&options[]=new...

Careful Do Not Get Caught In The Rental Trap
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage....

The Importance Of Using A Professional To Sell Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of s...

Why Millennials Choose To Buy
Some Highlights:“The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living ...

The REAL News About Housing Affordability
Some industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a potential jump in mortgage int...

Buying This Spring Be Prepared For Bidding Wars
Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year wi...

15014 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consid...

Again You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy NOW
A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing mark...

Home Prices Up 6 Percent Across The Country
Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.In the report, home prices are compar...

Consumer Confidence In Economy And Housing Is Soaring
The success of the housing market is strongly tied to the consumer’s confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Her...

Looking To MoveUp To A Luxury Home Now Is The Time
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mi...

A Millionaire Tells Millenials To Buy Now
Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home ...

Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage
There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with y...

How Low Supply High Demand Impacts The Real Estate Market
Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anythi...

The Foreclosure Crisis 10 Years Later
CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisi...

What Are The Experts Saying About Mortgage Rates
Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing mar...

Its A Sellers Market Should I Downsize Now
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few ...

4 Great Reasons To Buy This Spring
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that...

Dont Let Your Luck Run Out
Some Highlights:  The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period ...

Which Homes Have Appreciated The Most
Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual...

A Tale Of Two Markets Inventory Mismatch Paints A More Detailed Picture
The inventory of existing homes for sale in today’s market was recently reported to be at a 3.6-month supply according to the National Association of Realtors latest&nb...

Mortgage Interest Rates Went Up Again Should I Wait To Buy
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bank...

How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your Home
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ens...

Spring Forward The Difference An Hour Makes
Some Highlights:Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Savings Time.Unless of course, you are a resident of...

Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward
Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory...

Builder Confidence Hits 11Year High
In many areas of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers looking to purchase their dream homes. Experts have long proposed that a ramp-up i...

Thinking Of Selling Do It TODAY
That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT...

The Connection Between Home Prices Family Wealth
Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most r...

Where Did Americans Move In 2016
Some Highlights: For the 5th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of “High Outbound” activity. For the first time ever, South Dakota held the top spot for “...

Mortgage Rates Impact On 2017 Home Values
There is no doubt that historically low mortgage interest rates were a major impetus to housing recovery over the last several years. However, many industry experts are showing con...

Over Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs
According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.After surveyi...

How Long Do Most Families Stay In Their Home
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenu...

Where Are The Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007
Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. January marked the 59th consecutive month ...

Are You 1 Of The 59 Million Planning To Buy This Year
According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that ...

Access A Key Component In Getting Your House SOLD
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to pro...

US Housing Market Is Moving Into Buy Territory
According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housi...

Do You Know The Real Cost Of Renting Vs Buying
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home ...

The Impact Of Homeownership On Civic Involvement
The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standi...

The Great News About Rising Prices For Homeowners
Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (hom...

First Comes Love Then Comes Mortgage
According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer st...

3 Questions To Ask If You Want To Buy Your Dream Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be ful...

Listing In The Winter Attracts More Serious Buyers
A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelih...

5 Reasons To Love Using A RE Pro
Highlights:Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make!They are there for yo...

The Impact Of Homeownership On Educational Achievement
The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standi...

Buyers Are Searching For Your House
The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with an increase of 1.6% in December. Th...

Homeownership Offers Stability And Wealth Creation
The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home...

Lack Of Homes For Sale Slowing Down The Housing Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales ...

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home Know What You WANT Vs What You NEED
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking ...

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties
Highlights: Watching the Big Game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry abo...

No Matter What The Groundhog Says Here Are 5 Reasons To Sell Before Spring
Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season...

Buyer Demand Is Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys "over 50,000 real es...

4 Tips For Success For Making An Offer
So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure y...

2 Myths That May Be Holding Back Buyers
Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct r...

Your Home Inspection Is Next What To Expect
So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer continge...

Sales At Highest Pace In 10 Years
Highlights: 5.45 million existing homes were sold in 2016! This is the highest mark set since 2006. Inventory of existing homes for sale dropped to a 3.6-month supply, the lo...

Why Now Is The Time To Sell
It is common knowledge that a large 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....

Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 66 Percent Of US Counties
According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2017 Rental Affordability Report, buying a home is more affordable than renting in 354 of the 540 U.S. counties they analyzed.The rep...

How Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.09%, which is still very...

Have You Saved Enough For Closing Costs
There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that they need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home or move on to their next home. Time after time,...

Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale
Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure t...

Will Housing Affordability Be A Challenge In 2017
Some industry experts are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown in 2017 based on rising home prices and a jump in mortgage interest rates. One of the data po...

What Would A Millennial Baby Boom Mean For Housing
Recently released data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed that 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015. There are now over...

5 Myths About Real Estate Reality TV Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “...

Why PreApproval Should Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

Prices Rose 7 Percent Year Over Year
Some Highlights: CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index shows that prices rose by 7.1% across the United States year-over-year. With mortgage interest rates ris...

Is This The Year To Move Up To Your Dream Home If So Do It Early
It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The Univer...

Top 3 Things Second Wave Baby Boomers Look For In A Home
According to data from the U.S Census bureau, there are approximately 76.4 million baby boomers living in the United States today. Contrary to what many think, there...

If Your Home Has Not Sold Yet Check The Price
The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong...

Buy A Home Millionaires Tell Millennials
Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is "the single biggest mistake millennials ar...

Year Over Year Sales Increases Reach Double Digits In 5 Price Categories
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that, compared to last year, home sales are up dramatically in five...

Inadequate Inventory Driving Prices Up
The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed a direct correlation between a lack of inventory and rising price...

Here Is To A Wonderful 2017
We hope 2017 is a great year for you, both personally & professionally....

5 Reasons To Resolve To Hire A Real Estate Professional
Some Highlights:As we usher in the new year, one thing is for certain… if you plan to buy or sell a house this year, you need a real estate professional on your team!There are ma...

Start 2017 Off Right List Your House For Sale
As we are about to bring in the New Year, families across the country will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. M...

You Need An Agent Who Will Put You First
When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighbor...

Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renters
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which i...

Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Ow...

Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays
Some Highlights: November’s Existing Home Sales report revealed that sales are now at an annual pace of 5.61 million which is "now the highest since February 2007...

The Fed Raised Rates What Does That Mean For Housing
You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future?Many in the housing...

Student Loans Equal Higher Credit Scores
According to a recent analysis by CoreLogic, Millennial renters (aged 20-34) who have student loan debt also have higher credit scores than those who do not have stu...

Whether You Rent Or Buy Either Way You Are Paying A Mortgage
There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living ...

2 Tips To Ensure You Get The Most Money When Selling Your House
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ens...

The Impact Your Interest Rate Has On Your Buying Power
Some Highlights: Your monthly housing cost is directly tied to the price of the home you purchase and the interest rate you secure for your mortgage. Over the last 30 years, ...

Why You Should Not Take Your House Off The Market During The Holidays
If you are one of the many homeowners who is debating taking your home off the market for the next few weeks, don’t! You will miss the great opportunity you have right now!The la...

The Number One Reason To Sell Now Not Next Spring
The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited...

Building Your Familys Wealth Over The Next 5 Years
Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.24% per year on average and to grow by 21.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent ...

Home Prices Where Will They Be In 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Americans Are On The Move
Some Highlights: For the 4th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of High Outbound activity. Oregon held on to the top stop of High Inbound states for the 3rd year in...

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices
There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined...

Selling In The Winter Attracts Serious Buyers
A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelih...

When Is A Good Time To Rent Not Now
People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a g...

4 Reasons To Buy Your Dream Home This Winter
As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4...

New Home Sales Race To Keep Up With Demand
Some Highlights: Many buyers who are searching for their dream homes are turning to new home construction after 10% of all new home buyers sighted a lack of inventory of existing ...

5 Reasons Why Homeownership Is A Good Financial Investment
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 37.7%.” That may have some t...

Is Getting A Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult
There is no doubt that mortgage credit availability is expanding, meaning it is easier to finance a home today than it was last year. However, the mortgage market is still much tig...

Mortgage Interest Rates Just Went Up Should I Wait To Buy
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac have increased over the last several weeks.Along with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Ass...

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying Selling
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

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Thinking Of Selling Do Not Overlook An Outdated Kitchen Buyers Wont
If you are planning on listing your home for sale, make sure that you don’t overlook the condition of your kitchen. A recent article on realtor.com listed&nbs...

Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had be...

Winter Is Coming 5 Reasons To Sell Now
People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every fall; we ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of ...

Homes Across The Country Are Selling Fast
Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index&...

From Empty Nest To Full House Multigenerational Families Are Back
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to a recent&n...

You Can Never Have TMI About PMI
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that...

A Lack Of Listings Remains Huge Challenge In The Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rearview mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sal...

Why Waiting Until After The Holidays To Sell Is Not A Smart Decision
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on t...

Thank You For Your Sacrifice To This Great Nation
Thank you for your sacrifice to this great nation!...

The Truth About Housing Affordability
From a purely economic perspective, this is one of the best times in American history to buy a home. Black Night Financial Servicesdiscusses this in their most recent Monthly ...

The Dangers Of Tight Mortgage Credit Headlines
he availability of mortgage credit is not at the same level that it was during the boom in housing (2005), and that’s good news. However, the constant headlines which talk about&...

Its Not Always Marriage Before Mortgage
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 befor...

NAR Reports Show Now Is A Great Time To Sell
We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. The last two major reports issued by the National Association...

The Difference An Hour Makes This Fall
Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  633 Homes Sell 253 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.43 ...

Think All Millennials Live In Their Parents Basement Think Again
According to the Census Bureau, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest generation in U.S. History. Millennials, or America's youth born between 1982-2000, now ...

How Long Do Families Stay In A Home
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historic data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure...

Taking The Fear Out Of The Mortgage Process
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to...

Buying A Home Can Be Scary Know The Facts
Some Highlights:36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home.44% of Millennials who purchased a home this year have put down less than 10%.71.8% of loan applic...

Percentage Of Homeownership By Decade And By State
There has been a lot of talk about the falling homeownership rate in the United States. In December 2004, the homeownership rate reached an all-time high of 69.4%, while the curren...

What To Expect When Home Inspecting
So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer continge...

Buying Is Now 37 Percent Cheaper Than Renting In The US
The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in...

Sales Of Distressed Properties Hit New Low
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report revealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% o...

7 Graphs That Show The Real Estate Market Is Back
Some Highlights: Distressed property sales fell to its lowest number since NAR began tracking it in 2008. As you can see, with less distressed properties, sales are up in all...

The Great News About Rising Prices
Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. In some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with t...

Starting To Look For A Home Know What You WANT Vs What You NEED
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking ...

How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained...

Do Not Disqualify Yourself Over Half Of All Loans Approved Have A FICO Score Under 750
The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in t...

Do You Know The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median priced home ...

Appraisers And Homeowners Do Not See Eye To Eye On Values
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciat...

The Past Present Future Of Home Prices
CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over th...

3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be ful...

Mortgage Rates By Decade Compared To Today
Some Highlights: The interest rate you secure for your mortgage greatly influences your monthly housing costs. In the 1980s, 30-year fixed mortgage rates averaged in the high 12s...

Why We Need More Newly Constructed Homes
The number of new home sales is far off historic norms. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reported that the percentage of all house sales that wer...

Have You Put Aside Enough For Closing Costs
There are many potential homebuyers, and even sellers, who believe that you need at least a 20% down payment in order to buy a home, or move on to their next home. Time after time,...

Strong Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Inventory Of Homes For Sale
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real ...

Think You Should FSBO 5 Reasons To Think Again
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale ...

Lack Of Existing Home Sales Inventory Impacting Sales
Some Highlights: Existing home inventory is down 10.1% from last year. A lack of inventory explains the modest increase in home sales (0.8% year-over-year) despite strong buy...

Home Sales Expected To Increase Nicely In 2017
The National Association of Realtors, The Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are all projecting that home sales will increase...

Why We All Need A Phil Dunphy On Our Side
Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know who Phil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your co...

US Housing Market Moving Further Into Buy Territory
According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belie...

4 Reasons To Buy This Fall
It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fen...

Foreclosure Rate Drops To PreCrisis Levels
Some Highlights: Only 2.9% of homes are in serious delinquency, down 17.1% from July 2015. This is the 57th consecutive month with a year-over-year decline. The nat...

5 Stats That Prove The Real Estate Market Is Getting Stronger
Whenever there is talk about an improving housing market, some begin to show concern that we may be headed toward another housing bubble that will be followed by a crash similar to...

If You Are Ready To Make An Offer Here Are 4 Tips For Success
So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you mak...

76 Percent Of US Homeowners Now Have At Least 20 Percent Equity In Their Homes
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 75.9% now have significant equity (d...

Do Not Underestimate The Importance Of Using An Agent When Selling Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most impo...

50 Percent Of Houses Sold In 36 Days Or Less In July
Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indica...

The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home
Owning a home has great financial benefits. Because of this, more and more experts are growing concerned about the ramifications of a falling homeownership rate. Today, let’s loo...

Mortgage Standards Not Easing TOO MUCH
There is no doubt that getting a mortgage is easier today than it was right after the housing crash a decade ago. However, the easing of credit availability has led to some questio...

Why Getting PreApproved Should Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

Interest Rates Remain At Historic Lows But For How Long
The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; The higher the rate, the greater your payment will be. That is why it is important to l...

Home Prices Up Across The Country
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices ar...

New Construction Numbers Now Versus 2005
There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economi...

Is The Current Pace Of Home Sales Sustainable
There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is sustainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another ...

5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic number...

14767 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours
There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consid...

Hire A Real Estate Pro If You Want To Get An A
Some Highlights: Hiring a Real Estate Professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most 'educated' decisions you can make! A Real Estate Pro...

The Housing Market Is Doing Just Fine
There are some that think that housing affordability is a challenge. Historically, that’s not true. Others think that home prices are approaching bubble values. If we l...

Home Values DEFINITELY NOT In Bubble Range
There are some industry pundits claiming that residential home values have risen too quickly and that current levels are on the verge of another housing bubble. It is easy to see h...

Why Is There So Much Paperwork To Sign To Get A Mortgage
We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everythin...

Dont Get Caught In The Rental Trap
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’...

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How Supply Demand Impacts The Real Estate Market
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How Scary Is The Housing Affordability Index
Some industry pundits are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown. One of the data points they use is the falling numbers of the Housing Affordability Ind...

Housing Market Slowing Down Dont Tell Builders
Many experts have been calling upon home builders to ramp up construction to help with the lack of existing inventory for sale. For the past two months, new home sales have surged,...

2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Buyers
Fannie Mae’s “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualif...

Whether You Rent Or Buy Youre Paying A Mortgage
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with...

Old Millennials Are Diving HeadFirst Into Homeownership
Some Highlights: ‘Old Millennials’ are defined as 25-36 year olds according to the US Census Bureau. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, th...

4 Stats That PROVE This Is NOT 2005 All Over Again
Recent research by realtor.com examined certain red flags that caused the housing crisis in 2005, and then compared them to today’s real estate market. Today, we w...

Real Life Vs Reality TV 5 Myths Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of&nb...

How Do Rising Prices Impact Your Home Equity
Yesterday, we shared the results of the latest Home Price Expectation Survey by Pulsenomics. One of the big takeaways from the survey is that over the next...

Where Are Home Prices Headed Over The Next 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

What States Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck
Some Highlights: Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you? The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compare...

Luxury Home Sales The Impact Of The Stock Market
In a recent post, CoreLogic looked at the correlation between stocks and the sales of upper-end properties ($1 Million+ sales price). The report revealed:  “...

Real Estate Values Today Compared To Pre 2008 Peak
This housing market has many people talking about home values; where they are and where they are headed. It’s also interesting to look back and see how home prices compare to val...

Home Sales Up In Every Price Range Over 100K
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five ...

Buying Remains 36 Percent Cheaper Than Renting
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 1...

Do You Know The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes
Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you...

Thinking Of Selling Your House Pick The Right Agent
Today, more and more sellers are stepping back, taking a look at the advice real estate professionals give them, and asking themselves whether they can trust that advice. And that ...

New Home Sales Up 25 Percent Last Month
According to the latest Census Bureau Report, sales of newly constructed homes soared to new heights in June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 592,000. This marks the highest a...

What Does Home Mean To You
No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair...

Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Professional When Buying A Home
Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s mar...

Home Sales Accelerate During The Dog Days Of Summer
Some Highlights: Existing home sales have accelerated to the highest pace since February 2007 at an annual pace of 5.57 million. Inventory of homes for sale remains below the h...

House Hasnt Sold Yet Take Another Look At Your Price
The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand has remained strong...

Americans Believe Real Estate Is Best LongTerm Investment
According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than a...

The Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Associ...

Brexit 1 Month Later The Impact On Mortgage Rates
Just over a month ago, the United Kingdom decided to withdraw from the European Union in a decision commonly known as Brexit. At that time there was a lot of speculation on how tha...

Slaying Myths About Home Buying
Some Highlights: Interest Rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! Credit score requirements to be approved ...

Rents Skyrocket At Highest Rate In Almost A Decade
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher t...

A Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renters
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest surve...

3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Dont Know The Answer ToDO YOU
Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know the a...

Would You Qualify For A Mortgage Now
The widespread myth that perfect credit and large down payments are necessary to buy a home are holding many potential home buyers on the sidelines. According to Ellie Mae’s late...

Homeownership Builds Wealth Offers Stability
The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home...

Saving To Buy A Home Do You Know The Difference Between Cost Price
As a seller, you will be most concerned with the ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, you must be concerned not with price ...

2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your House
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ens...

Is Now The Right Time To Put Your House On The Market Or Not
Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signi...

Saving To Buy A Home What Would You Sacrifice
Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top thing that buyers sacrifice are new clothes at 54%. Even repeat o...

Sales At Highest Pace In 9 Years
Some Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest annual pace in over 9 years at 5.29 million. Inventory remains below the 6-month norm and prices are still on the ris...

3 Reasons To Buy Luxury Property THIS Year
The housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things are quite different. In the...

BREXIT Whats The FIXIT For US Home Buyers And Sellers
Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.The m...

Gap Between Homeowners Appraisers Opinions Narrows Slightly
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is the bank apprai...

5 Reasons To Sell This Summer
1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong through...

5 Reasons You Should Not FSBO If Your Thinking Of Selling
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale ...

Foreclosure Rate Drops To New PostCrisis Low
Some Highlights: According to CoreLogic, the national foreclosure rate dropped to 1.1% of all homes with a mortgage. This is the lowest percentage experienced since October 2...

What Is Happening In The Real Estate Market
This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they p...

Here Comes The Housing Inventory
Almost every real estate conversation revolves around the continuous rise in house values over the last four years. Some have even mentioned a concern about another possible bubble...

Home Prices Up 567 Across The Country
Some Highlights: Across the country, home prices are up by 5.67%. Each state is appreciating at a different rate, however, which is important to realize if you plan on relocating...

Serious About Home Buying Get PreApproved
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace w...

Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time homebuyers last year, secon...

Your First Home May Be Within Your Grasp Now
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 befor...

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world ...

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now
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 befor...

June Is National Homeownership Month
Some Highlights: Paying rent is not a good investment, but owning is a great way to start building family wealth. Not only does homeownership allow you to provide your c...

Wall Street Journal Reports Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam
Yesterday, we ran a post quoting major housing experts on the increasing strength of the U.S. housing market. We were pleasantly surprised that, on the same day, the Wall Stre...

A Possible Housing Meltdown These Experts Respectfully Disagree
We want to let you know that “rumors of a new market meltdown” are not based on any reputable data. As proof, we offer you the comments of the following experts who have a tota...

How Does Housing Help Build Family Wealth
As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to sa...

Four Reasons Why Selling A Condo Is Different Than Selling A House
Listing a property is a delicate dance. From the initial marketing to the final price negotiations, everything needs to be tailored to the type of home being sold. However, because...

New Existing Home Sales Climb
Some Highlights: Both New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales are up month-over-month and year-over-year. Inventory remains low which continues to drive home prices up as demand...

Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House
You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must posse...

Sell NOW Before Competition Hits The Market
In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts an...

How To Buy A Home 7 Tips And Tricks From Real Estate Insiders
 No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest s...

Where Are Home Values Headed Over The Next 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

When Is It A Good Time To Rent Definitely NOT NOW
People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that toda...

Sales Up In Nearly Every Price Range
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over last year in five ...

Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Frisco
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Renting Vs Buying What Does It Really Cost
Some Highlights: The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent. Buying costs are significa...

The Presidential Election And Its Impact On Housing
Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The Ne...

Are Foreclosures Increasing Or Decreasing
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the size of the foreclosure inventory in the nation. There has been some speculation that distressed property inventories are about to ...

In A Sellers Market Is It Time To Downsize
A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few r...

Boost Your Resale Value With These Three Inexpensive Renovations
Renovations To get top dollar for your home, renovations may be necessary. However, some renovations can prove ...

One More Time You Do Not Need 20 Percent Down To Buy NOW
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Housing Market Snapshot INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: Home sales are up 1.5% year-over-year and 5.1% month-over-month. Demand is still much higher than the available housing inventory which declined 2.2% from March ...

Dallas Area Home Prices Near Record High Inventory Near Record Low
Case-Shiller: Dallas-area home prices near record high; inventory near record lowThe Dallas area stayed near the top of the list of city’s with the biggest home price gains in a ...

How Ready Is Your Homes Air Conditioner This Summer
Your home’s air conditioner needs a regular tune-up just like your car does. If you don’t know much about air conditioners, here are some quick tips and facts: Your home’s...

Ultimate Local Farmers Market List
Note: Many markets have Facebook pages as well as websites. Facebook pages are included here if the name is confusing or it’s the primary information source.Coppell Farmers ...

The 7 Commandments Of A Green Remodel
If you’ve been thinking of remodeling all or part of your home or rental property, you might want to consider a green remodel.Green building means that you use certain materials ...

How To Amp Up The Resale Value Of Your Home
Whether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to ...

Do You Need Mortgage Insurance Even If Its Not Required By Your Lender
Let's Take a Look if you Need Mortgage Insurance Finding a proper mortgage loan and understanding the processing procedures behind the loan is the basis of good research. The do...

Frisco TX Homes For Sale And SOLD Report March 2016
Frisco Homes for Sale and SOLD Report March 2016     Below are highlight properties for Frisco Homes for Sale and SOLD Report March 2016. See more at the full report: ...

COMING SOON 14520 Eaglemont Dr Little Elm TX
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Dallas Finishes Second In Country For Home Price Gains
Dallas, TX - Home prices increased year-over-year 6.8% country wide in February. However, home prices in Dallas increased 9.6% compared to a year ago. This increase places Dal...

The Choctaw Lazy River At Dr Pepper Ballpark Is On Schedule
The Choctaw Lazy River at The Frisco RoughRiders is on schedule. The RoughRiders home opener is April 14th. The scheduled completion of what is considered the largest water feature...

Three Excellent Reasons To Buy A Home So You Can Get Out Of The Renting Rut
Renting a home is a good option for some, but buying a home just might be the best thing for you. When you rent a home, you send money to someone else every month in exchange for k...


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