A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own The pride homeownership offers The sense of stability In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they’d rather own a home than […]
Have you stayed in an Airbnb or other rental property recently? Have you thought about what kind of an investment this growing trend could be for you? Scott gives some insight on investment properties.
Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you. While there’s no denying the housing market is having a great year, many of the headlines are focused on the perks for sellers. But what about buyers today? As a buyer, you’re likely braving bidding wars and weighing low mortgage rates versus price appreciation as you search for […]
Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s clear that being a homeowner has considerable benefits both emotionally and financially. In addition to long-term stability, buying a home is one of the best ways to increase your net worth. This boost to your wealth comes in […]
In today’s real estate market, buyers shouldn’t shop for a home with the expectation they’ll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to determine how much less than the asking price they can offer and still get the home. From there, the buyer and seller typically negotiate […]
If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself […]
If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 […]
The decision to build may come from a feature on the internet, a magazine or someone else’s home. When you choose new construction, you can build a home that works for you and your family. A realtor can support you through many aspects of building a new home, including: Financing Future resale value Timing your […]
Mortgage rates remained below 3% for the eighth week in a row, with Freddie Mac reporting the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.87% for the week ending September 2nd. Despite persistent low rates, total mortgage applications fell 1.9% compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association, with both purchase and refinance applications moderating, […]
The interior of your house is not the only area to consider if you want to boost your resale value. Curb appeal is your house’s first impression to potential buyers. Check out these cost-effective ideas to help you get the most from your investment. To find out more about curb appeal check out this link.