2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers & Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are … Continue reading 2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers & Sellers

How to Sell Your Home for the Best Price

How To Sell Your Home for the Best Price If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home prices increased by 4.7% over the course of 2018. The map below shows … Continue reading How to Sell Your Home for the Best Price

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Wealth

4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Wealth Recently, David Greene, co-host of the BiggerPockets podcast and a nationally renowned author and speaker, wrote an article in Forbes explaining how investing in real estate could help build wealth. Many of the points he made also apply to any family owning their own home too. Here … Continue reading 4 Proven Ways Real Estate Can Build Wealth

Fixer-Upper Mortgage For You?

Expand Your Homebuying Options With a Fixer-Upper Mortgage It’s the lament of first-time homebuyers in just about every housing market: There aren’t enough entry-level homes available that are move-in ready. One solution is to broaden the search to fixer-uppers. With a renovation mortgage, you can get one home loan that combines the purchase price with … Continue reading Fixer-Upper Mortgage For You?

Will Student Loan Debit Keep You From Buying?

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No! Will Student loan debit keep you from buying your first home? Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to … Continue reading Will Student Loan Debit Keep You From Buying?

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right! If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. … Continue reading Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right!

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time! Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes here in sunny Florida! For those homeowners staying at their first residence, AccuWeather warns: … Continue reading Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay? While I don’t have a crystal ball and can’t predict what will happen in the future, I can tell you what our current situation is. Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until about the middle of November. After that … Continue reading Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Buyers Are Looking For Your Home!

Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.32 million and have increased on a monthly basis for the last two months. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6-months needed for a normal market and is now at a roughly 5-month supply in most of the Englewood … Continue reading Buyers Are Looking For Your Home!

No Bubble Here! How Mortgage Standards Are Helping

Real estate is shifting into a more normal market pattern. The days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over. Inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon come tumbling down as it did in 2008. There is no bubble here! … Continue reading No Bubble Here! How Mortgage Standards Are Helping