Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are searching for their dream
Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so
Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs
August 29th, 2019 62% of renters indicate they believe they are losing money by renting- and rents only continue to increase. Don't fall into the rental trap! If you're currently renting, let's get together to explore your homeownership options.
September 5th, 2019 These guides are designed to help you confidently make the best decision for you and your family. If you’re considering buying or selling this season, let’s connect to provide you with the latest copies.
September 19th, 2019 Home prices will continue to rise throughout 2023. This means that now is a great time to sell! If you're thinking of listing your home, let's get together to determine your best move.
It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptions regarding what exactly is required to get the loans they need. While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the
Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market: “More than 6
Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need to know the acronyms that will come up along the way, and what they mean when you hear
The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound. 1. Existing Home Sales (closed sales) are up, marking two consecutive months
By making a few key upgrades to your home, you’ll save on your utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home. When you’re ready to sell your house, these key features will make it even more attractive to
You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price
The latest edition of the Realtors Confidence Index from NAR sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and buyer traffic (demand). Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet buyer demand, prices will continue to rise. The price of any
Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4
September 26th, 2019 Houses are selling quickly, and sometimes competition is driving multiple offers. If you're looking for your dream home, let's get together to discuss how pre-approval gives you a competitive edge when you get to the offer stage.
With cold weather comes an onslaught of illnesses circulating around the office, school and more. To help set yourself up for a healthy cold season, Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp, D.C., IFMCP, offers the following health tips to keep in mind: Cut back
(Family Features)--Few traditions are as popular on Halloween as picking out the perfect costume. This haunting season, think outside the box - literally - and use boxes from your recent deliveries to create a unique DIY costume, or "boxtume." Boxtumes are
While planning for retirement is a critical step for a safe financial future, many Americans fall short when it comes to proper retirement planning. To help, Ali Hashemian, president of Kinetic Financial and the bestselling author of Overtaxed: Six Powerful
Spring isn't the only season to update your space. From safety precautions to redecorating your humble abode, the design and lifestyle expert at MultiVu shares the following tips and tricks to help you breeze into the fall feeling cozier than
(Family Features)--The holiday season means it's time for gathering family and friends for food and celebration. To make the process easier, incorporate recipes that can feed a crowd without lots of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients or long, laborious prep and cook
I was recently reminded by Realtor(Ⓡ) Kathy Hamilton about how important it is to understand the workings and purpose of real estate appraisals. She reminds buyers that as a potential closing date draws closer, lenders will likely want to verify
With flu season underway, you may be heightening your health efforts to try and avoid getting ill. But have you considered the germs lurking on your phone? According to Asurion, Research shows that phones have more germs than your toilet,
(Family Features)--Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public
If you're one of the millions of weekend warriors around the nation thinking about yard cleanup as winter approaches, you should keep your back health in mind as you weed, rake and dig your way through your outdoor chores. Kaliq Chang,
While the bright skies and cool temperatures of fall make it prime time for weekend getaways, trips to the apple orchard, and hikes in the great outdoors, remember that this is also a critical time of year for home care.
For the first time this year, the number of U.S. homes for sale registered a slight decline—while at the same time, the national median listing price registered an earlier than usual seasonal slowdown. According to realtor.com®’s August 2019 housing trend report,
What would happen in your world if the paycheck you were expecting at the end of the week didn’t show up? Well, if you’re like approximately three-quarters of American employees, a missed paycheck would most likely plunge you into some degree
From the way the tulips bloom in spring to the snazzy new wet bar in the basement, you’re well aware of all the reasons why your home is worth every penny you’re asking for it. Unfortunately, the market may feel
Even if you love your home’s neutral palette or all-white allure, you may be yearning for the vibrancy that color can add to a room’s interior design. Fortunately, there are ways to enhance today’s popular monochromatic and neutral looks with
With every detail brand spanking new, why would you possibly need an inspection on a new construction home? For several reasons, say the experts at Home Team Inspection. For one thing, inspecting a new construction home will allow you to check
More than two-thirds of U.S. homeowners who already carry significant debt are planning home renovations, with most intending to finance the projects with credit cards or personal loans. The findings are from a new Freedom Debt Relief survey detailing American homeowners'
While a low inventory of available homes to buy had slowly been increasing over the past 10 months, things are tightening up again, thanks to low interest rates sparking more homebuyers into action. According to realtor.com®'s July 2019 Monthly Housing Trend
Healthy students are better learners. As the kids head back to school, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing a list of common-sense tips and helpful resources for parents to help children from kindergartners to high school
Sitting between their millennial children and baby boomer parents, Generation X appears to be hitting their stride as they take on a new milestone: their 50s. According to a recent survey by Del Webb, a leading builder of active adult
In addition to being unsightly, mold in your home can cause serious health concerns. According to Perfect Home Services, in sufficient quantities, mold can cause more serious consequences to those exposed. Sick Building Syndrome, ongoing symptoms linked to time spent
While most of us equate 'debt' with a negative connotation, certain kinds of debt can be used as a financial management tool. A recent LightStream survey conducted by Wakefield Research found that 79 percent of Americans with good credit (Credit
Nothing spoils the fun of fall faster than being hit with a cold or flu. To help keep you and your family safe, consider the following tips from GOJO Industries. 1. Get vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
(Family Features)--If you are raising picky eaters, there's a cooking technique that makes some of kids' favorite foods—like burgers and nachos—more nutritious while still tasting delicious. Mushrooms, with their inherent umami flavor, are a perfect addition to blend into meals to
A neighborhood’s safety—or lack thereof—isn’t simply a matter of statistics. There are steps you and your neighbors can take to create a safer environment and discourage crime in your surrounding streets. So get proactive and start adopting some of the
(Family Features)--Service dogs are often large breeds that stand out in a crowd, and their calm demeanor can make it seem perfectly appropriate to approach and pet them. However, it's important to remember that service dogs are at work, and