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  • Is Home Ownership a Good FINANCIAL Decision?

    Many have reported on Robert Shiller’s recent comments on the investment aspect of homeownership. Shiller, a Yale professor and co-founder of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index, is famous for making provocative comments on house prices and the... Read More

  • Housing Prices: When will 2006 Values Return?

    There is a lot of optimism regarding house prices. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey projects a 3% -3.5% increase in values for each of the next 5 years. We concur that most parts of the country will see varying levels of appreciation... Read More

  • Inventory: Only Challenge to the Real Estate Recovery

    The real estate market is in the midst of a major comeback. Sales are greater than any time since 2007. Consumer confidence is increasing. Economists are now saying housing is the major tailwind to our nation’s overall economic... Read More

  • Ten Tips About Mortgages and Refinancing in 2013

    If you've been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the best time to refinance or get a mortgage to buy a home, think of 2013 as your last chance to act. With good credit, persistence and some shopping skills, you can still snag phenomenal deals... Read More

  • Homeownership as an Investment

    In Real Estate: Today’s Golden Opportunity we compared the current housing market to the market for gold about a decade ago. Some commented on the fact that you can’t compare gold to real estate as an investment as gold is a very... Read More

  • Was 2012 a Better Year For Real Estate Than 2011?

    There are still those questioning whether the housing market is truly making a comeback. We have decided to graph home sales over the last two years based on the National Association of Realtor‘s Pending Home Sales Report. We believe the... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Mortgage Recognized By Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in Phoenix

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage has been named by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Phoenix.  The Phoenix Business Journal, in cooperation with Quantum Workplace, surveyed Valley employees about... Read More

  • Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

    We are often asked where we think mortgage rates are headed over the next year. The best people we can go to on this issue are the people who deal with it on a daily basis – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Here is what was reported by... Read More

  • Where are Housing Prices Headed?

    We are often asked where we think home prices are headed over the next year. Recently, several groups have stepped forward and given their projections as to what level of appreciation we can expect by the end of 2013. Here is what they... Read More

  • House Prices: Looking for the Bottom? We May Be There!

    With sales and prices increasing in most regions of the country, it looks as though housing recovery is in full swing. There are more and more housing analysts declaring that we have turned the corner. A recent article on explains... Read More

  • Sales of New U.S. Homes Hover Near a Two-Year High

    Purchases of new U.S. homes hovered in August near a two-year high, adding to signs that the housing market is on the way to recovery. Sales fell 0.3 percent to a 373,000 annual pace following a revised 374,000 rate in July that was higher than... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

    Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory... Read More

  • U.S. House Prices Rose Most Since 2005 in Second Quarter

    U.S. house prices jumped 1.8 percent in the second quarter from the previous three months, fueled by record-low mortgage rates and tight inventory, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The seasonally adjusted increase was the biggest... Read More

  • Housing Prices are About to Turn

    Experts Say Housing Prices are About to Turn. Each quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a “distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts regarding their 5-year expectations for future home prices in... Read More

  • National Housing Survey - Buy vs Rent

    A recent housing survey shows most Americans think it is better to buy a home than to rent. The survey shows owning is better for raising children and providing for their family's safety. They also feel like they are more of a part of the community... Read More