The Truth About Down Payments

The Truth About Down Payments

If you’re planning to buy your first home, saving up for all the costs involved can feel daunting, especially when it comes to the down payment. That might be because you’ve heard you need to save 20% of the home’s price to put down. Well, that isn’t necessarily the...

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STRATEGIC TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

STRATEGIC TIPS FOR BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

Buying your first home is a big, exciting step and a major milestone that has the power to improve your life. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s a dream you can make come true, but there are some hurdles you’ll need to overcome in today’s housing market – specifically...

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What Is Really Happening With Mortgage rates

What Is Really Happening With Mortgage rates

Are you feeling a bit unsure about what’s really happening with mortgage rates? That might be because you’ve heard someone say they’re coming down. But then you read somewhere else that they’re up again. And that may leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s...

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Why Pre-Approval Is Important

Why Pre-Approval Is Important

On the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it is and why it’s important if you’re looking to buy a home in 2024. What Pre-Approval Is As part of the homebuying process, your lender will...

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Houses Are Still Selling Fast

Houses Are Still Selling Fast

Have you been thinking about selling your house? If so, here’s some good news. While the housing market isn’t as frenzied as it was during the ‘unicorn’ years when houses were selling quicker than ever, they’re still selling faster than normal. The graph below...

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Foreclosure Wave

Foreclosure Wave

Have you seen headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market? If so, they may leave you feeling a bit uneasy about what’s ahead. But remember, these clickbait titles don’t always give you the full story. The truth is, if you compare the...

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Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your Home

Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your Home

As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually need to wait until spring to sell. Here’s why. 1. Take Advantage of Lower...

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Are More Homeowners Going To Sell?

Are More Homeowners Going To Sell?

If you’re looking to buy a home, the recent downward trend in mortgage rates is good news because it helps with affordability. But there’s another way this benefits you – it may inspire more homeowners to put their houses up for sale. The Mortgage Rate Lock-In Effect...

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Home Prices to Increase In 2024

Home Prices to Increase In 2024

Even though home prices are going up nationally, some people are still worried they might come down. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae found that 24% of people think home prices will actually decline over the next 12 months. That means almost one out of every...

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Why Work With A Real Estate Agent

Why Work With A Real Estate Agent

Are you in the market for a new home, but feeling overwhelmed by the process? Working with a real estate agent can provide several benefits. They have access to a vast network of properties and can help narrow down your options based on your preferences. They also...

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Choose The Right Real Estate Agent

Choose The Right Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference when it comes to buying or selling your home. With so many agents out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some tips to help you choose...

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Preapproval or Prequalification

Preapproval or Prequalification

  If you're planning to buy a home, you might be wondering whether it's better to get prequalified or preapproved for a mortgage. While both can help you understand your budget and options, there are some key differences to consider. Prequalification is a quick...

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