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  • Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rate Here to Stay

    Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s... Read More

  • Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead

    Following last year's real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that owning... Read More

  • 2019 FHA Loan Limits Are Higher In Many Locations

    2019 FHA loan limits: good news for many The FHA announced its new mortgage limits for 2019, and they are higher. The lowest of 2019 FHA loan limits, which apply in much of the country, increased from 2018’s $294,515 to $314,827. In... Read More

  • Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year

    The top concern for most first-time home buyers is their ability to save for a down payment. According to a new survey, 36% of millennials took on a second job to make their dreams of homeownership a reality in 2017. Among millennials with incomes... Read More

  • Further Proof It Is Not 2008 All Over Again

    Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as... Read More

  • The Number One Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

    Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that... Read More

  • Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable

    Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages. How much a family earns obviously impacts how easy or... Read More

  • Single Female Buyers On The Rise

    Single women have been a growing section of home buyers for the last few years. But just how much of today’s home sales do they account for and what kind of cash do they bring to the table? A new analysis reveals it all. Home buying while... Read More

  • Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Need a Pro in Your Corner.

    With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own without using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation... Read More

  • Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

    There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks... Read More

  • Baby Boomers are Downsizing, Are You Ready to Move?

    For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they really be getting the blame? Here’s what some of the experts have to say on the subject: Aaron... Read More

  • What's Going On With Home Prices

    According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year.... Read More

  • Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up. Should You Wait to Buy?

    Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National... Read More

  • Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019

    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search.... Read More

  • Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

    CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to... Read More