Most Agree Buying A Home is a Good Idea

buying your home makes sense to most

Buying a home is a good financial decision?  That is the question.  A study by the National Association of Realtors®, most by buyers would say “yes”. In 2013 a survey showed that 8 out of 10 Americans believed buying a home was a good financial choice.  More than 50% of renters felt that buying a…Read More »

Buying Your Home and BackUp Offers

Backup Offers on Your Home

As a potential home buyer, you may have started to wonder how and when you are going to find your home… your perfect home. The home that calls your name and makes you feel like you could never leave. The home that you see in your dreams. Or perhaps you’ve adjusted your mindset and determined…Read More »

Inventory Is Low – Sell Now ?

Now May Be Prime Time to Sell Your Home

Thinking of selling… well if there is even a slight chance you may want to sell, NOW is the time! We are now in a seller’s market – inventory at a 13 year low. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports the January Pending Home Sales Index as being at 105.9% which is the highest rate for…Read More »

Spring Into Action To Sell Your Home

Spring into Your Home Sale

Freddie Mac U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook indicates Spring as an ideal time to market & sell your home.  A combination of low inventory, low mortgage rates and buyers again feeling comfortable in home ownership many areas have seen an increase in home prices. Factors That Will Help Sell Your Home Anticipation of a 8-10% Increase in…Read More »

Buying Your Home – Is the Time Right?

HOI and Your Home

Wondering about the possibility of buying your home in the current housing market? The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released this week confirmed other recent reports of growth in the real estate market.  Spurred on by historically low interest rates in the final quarter of 2012, home buyers saw more housing affordability…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 »

Housing Market Confidence Increases

Fannie Mae reports good time to buy your home

With the elections over and the fiscal cliff approaching, many people may think that homes sales are tapering off.  This is not the case, according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae National Housing in November.  Actually,  Americans are showing more confidence in the housing market along with the economy than before… this could be great news for your home! Doug…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 »

Wanting A Second / Vacation Home? Now May Be The Time !

owning a second home - dream or reality

Everyone Has Dreamed Of Owning A Vacation Home Maybe you have found yourself in a position where you could own another home in a great  vacation location or even a condo near family or friends. If you can swing it, you should know that there are tax benefits, along with improving the quality of your…Read More »