Archive for February, 2022

Millennials: Do You Need a Home with More Space?

Monday, February 28th, 2022

If you’re a millennial, homebuying might be top of mind for you. Your generation is the largest group of homebuyers in the market today and has been since 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And while other millennials are looking to buy for the first time, you may be one of the many who […]

Real Estate Voted the Best Investment Eight Years in a Row

Monday, February 21st, 2022

In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph below): If you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, this […]

Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Dreams

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off your student loans before you can buy your first home? Or could you qualify for a home loan with that debt? To give you the answers you’re […]

Are You Ready To Fall in Love with Homeownership?

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, but it’s also important to understand that the nonfinancial and personal benefits are why so many people genuinely fall in love with their homes. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of emotional attachment because of the comfort it provides, but also because it’s a […]

How has Covid affected our home spaces?

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Many families have changed the way they use spaces in their homes in the last couple of years. What have you changed or are you needing more space? CLICK on the above Freddie Mac mortgage graph to see where mortgage rates have been and where they are headed! Click to Refer the Smith Team!

The Top Indicator if You Want To Know Where Mortgage Rates Are Heading

Monday, February 7th, 2022

  Mortgage rates have increased significantly since the beginning of the year. Each Thursday, Freddie Mac releases its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. According to the latest survey, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has risen from 3.22% at the start of the year to 3.55% as of last week. This is important to note because any increase in mortgage […]

Do you LOVE your kitchen?

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Watch the video below below to hear about some different options to fall in love with your kitchen again.   CLICK to see our current and coming soon listings