Choosing to Improve Your Home

remodeling tips for your home

If you want to make improvements to your home, you may want to take a second look at Houzz.com. Cited as a source for inspiration and collaboration and research for home owners everywhere, Houzz is also a source for hiring local contracting professionals, too. With more than sixty categories of home related projects to choose…Read More »

Underwater Mortgage Debt and Your Home

Questions about your home?

Beginning March 1st, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin the process of allowing some home owners to cancel their underwater mortgage debt using a deed in lieu foreclosure alternative. If you are wondering how and if this applies to your home, read on. If you have needed to move for job relocation, status changes,…Read More »

Debit Relief Continues On Short Sales!

short sales and your home

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 has been extended to the end of 2013. If you are considering a short sale, this is great news for you. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extends mortgage cancellation relief for home owners and sellers through disallowing taxes on the portion of their mortgage debt forgiven by…Read More »

What’s Up For The Real Estate Market In 2013 ?

Freddie Mac predictions and your home

What do they foresee for the real estate market in 2013? Here is some insite with predictions by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Freddie Mac on December 10, 2012. Read below or check out the video focusing on some housing predictions by Mr. Nothaft on expectations Freddie Mac feels will effect the market. 5 Expectations For The Real Estate…Read More »

Flip Your Home Through 2014

Are you thinking of investing in real estate or selling the home you recently purchased ?  If so, you will be glad to know that the Federal Housing Administration is agreeing to a temporary extension on the waiver on flipping houses. Previously, buyers were required to hold on to the property for more than 90 days before reselling. Now, you may buy a house,  fix it…Read More »

Fixed Rates Drop – Great News For The Market

PMMS rates are low for your home

Wow, even lower rates !!! Currently the 30 year fixed is averaging at 3.31%, this means more buyers can now qualify for the home of their dreams. With lower rates, home buyers can purchase the same house and have a smaller payment OR buy a bigger home than they could have before.  This is a win/win for every buyer.  These record low rates should help the…Read More »

Want Multiple Offers ?

multiples offers on your home

Maybe you have heard it on the news or read it in the paper.  It seems like we are entering a “seller’s market.”  Our area is experiencing low inventory and now may be a good time to sell.  Hopefully, you have regained enough equity to be able to relocate or upgrade to a larger home.  Now is a great…Read More »

Low Rates & Short Sale May Sell Your Home

Low rates - time to sell your home

Rates still low… This is good news if you are a home owner hoping to sell your home. Low rates along with news of Freddie Mac’s announcement that delegation agreements have been signed with mortgage insurance companies allowing Freddie Mac servicers to approve short sales more easily, may create even more sales than expected in the coming…Read More »

What it Takes to Get Your Home Sold

Pricing & your home for sale

Trying to sell your home but not getting the foot traffic and interest you expected? Chances are your home is not priced correctly or not available at the right hours. Pricing to sell is a very individual process and may not always be about current market rates and comparable properties. However some simple principles listed…Read More »

Fannie Mae Reports Optimism in Home Buying

Home Buying & Selling News

You may have noticed more “for sale” signs around your neighborhood of late and that is a sign of change – of positive change – according to Fannie Mae! The housing market is showing definite signs of improvement which is good news, regardless of whether you are a buyer or seller. The Fannie Mae Economic…Read More »