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  • Homeowners Tough Decision-Off the Market, For Sale By Owner or List

    At the end of the year, in every region of the country, hundreds of homeowners have a tough decision to make. The ‘listing for sale agreement’ on their house is about to expire and they now must decide to either take their house off the... Read More

  • Do You Fit the Description of the Typical First Time Homebuyer?

    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 before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Mortgage Recognized as Best Mortgage Company in Flagstaff, AZ

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced that it has been named by the AZ Daily Sun Readers as the Best Mortgage Company in Flagstaff, AZ. Voting was opened between October 24, 2014 through November 13, 2014. Readers of AZ Daily Sun were given the... Read More

  • Debunking 4 Myths about Buying a Home

    A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed when renters were asked why they do no plan to own in the future, financial constraints were a more common response than the perceived lifestyle benefits they may... Read More

  • Buying a Home with as Little as 3 and 5 Percent Down Payment

    Many buyers have a misconception regarding the amount of down payment necessary to purchase a home. Multiple studies reveal that 40-50% of Americans believe you need between 15-20% of a down payment to be eligible to purchase a home. This... Read More

  • 3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

    If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real... Read More

  • Fannie Mae Agrees: Hire a Pro to Sell Your House

    Do you really need an agent to sell your house in today’s market? Here’s what Fannie Mae suggests to sellers on the Know Your Options section of their website: “Select how you'll market and list the home (e.g., with a real estate... Read More

  • The O Event, Imagination, Conceive, Believe and Achieve

    Ignite your imagination…conceive abundance…believe in the outcome and achieve your personal and professional best! Old Republic Title Agency celebrates the 2014 real estate industry with their fifth annual "O" Event, October 21, 2014.... Read More

  • Buying a Home is 38 Percent Less Expensive than Renting!

    In Trulia’s 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States; ranging from an average of 5% in Honolulu, all the way to 66% in Detroit, and 38%... Read More

  • Do Not Get Caught in The Renters Trap

    In a recent press release, Zillow stated that the affordability of the nation’s rental inventory is currently much worse than affordability of the country’s home sale inventory. The release revealed two things: Nationally, renters... Read More

  • A Soft Housing Market? We Beg to Differ!

    There are some pundits lamenting the softness of the 2014 housing market. We can’t understand why. Though it is true that the early part of the year disappointed because of a myriad of reasons (ex. weather, lack of inventory, less distressed... Read More

  • Housing Market Getting Healthier - But Slowly

    The nation’s housing market is continuing its slow but steady improvement, helped most recently by a slowdown in home-price growth according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). With home prices stabilizing,... Read More

  • 7 Tips to Get the Best Mortgage

    As the real estate market begins to perk up, many people find themselves in a good position to start looking for a home. Even though interest rates continue to hover at the lower end of the spectrum, shopping for a mortgage is still a tricky... Read More

  • Buying a Home? You Do Not Need to Do It Alone!

    Last week, a survey was released that revealed how prepared home buyers are for the actual mortgage process. The survey reported that 94 percent of prospective buyers believe they are making a good investment decision if they buy a home. The survey... Read More

  • Foreclosure Inventory Down 37 Percent Over The Last Year!

    According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 660,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of May 2014”. This figure is down 37% from the 1 million homes in May of 2013. May marked the 31st... Read More