Where Are Home Prices Headed Over the Next 5 Years?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment … [Read more...]

3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!

The housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things are quite different. In the upper-end market, inventory is plentiful in most locations. For that reason, prices haven’t … [Read more...]

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of … [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal: Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam

Yesterday, we ran a post quoting major housing experts on the increasing strength of the U.S. housing market. We were pleasantly surprised that, on the same day, the Wall Street Journal decided to run a front page story titled, “Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam” (article … [Read more...]

Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer

People always talk about the “spring buying season” when they talk real estate. However, this year it appears as though the summer real estate market will be just as hot. The most recent Foot Traffic Report released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed … [Read more...]

Location, Location, Location!

        A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.” Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in the report cited one or more ‘location-related reasons’ for their … [Read more...]

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? 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 look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Inventory Down 34.3% Nationwide from Last Year!

Foreclosure Inventory Down 34.3% from Last Year!             According to the latest CoreLogic National Foreclosure Report, “approximately 552,000 homes in the US were in some state of foreclosure as of … [Read more...]

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?           The headlines agree mortgage interest rates have dropped substantially below initial projections. Many who are considering purchasing a home, or moving up to their dream home, might … [Read more...]

Buying a Home Remains 38% Less Expensive than Renting!

  In Trulia’s latest Rent vs. Buy Report, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is … [Read more...]