National Association of REALTORS – Sales of Pre-Owned Homes Dip

September 23, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Sales of previously owned homes dropped in August by 4.80 percent on an annual basis for the first time in four months; the dip was likely caused by rising home prices. August sales were reported at a rate of 5.31 million; July’s rate was 5.58 million sales of previously owned homes.

The New Home Warranty: Why This Benefit Alone Makes Buying New Worth Considering

September 22, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

When making the decision to purchase a home, there can be an array of questions to ask regarding location, size, style and additional features that will complicate things. While buying new can seem like a risk, this type of warranty may help make at least one decision easy when it comes to your home purchase.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week’s economic releases included several reports related to housing. The Wells Fargo/NAHB Housing Market Index achieved its highest reading in nearly 10 years. Housing Starts dipped in August and Building Permits issued in August exceeded July expectations. The week’s big news was actually no news. The Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee decided not to raise interest rates. Fed Chair Janet Yellen followed up on the FOMC statement with a press conference and said that the Fed is not yet ready to raise rates, but that a majority of FOMC members are prepared to raise rates before year-end.

Home Sales Tips: How to Market the Community Around Your Home to Prospective Buyers

September 20, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Selling a home is more than real estate listings and making the home appealing to potential buyers. One factor to take into account when buying a home is its location, meaning the community that surrounds the home.

Home Buyer’s Remorse: 3 Strategies That Will Help You Avoid Making Mistakes when You Buy

September 20, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

It might seem like selling a home and moving to a new place is enough pressure on its own, but buyer’s remorse is a well-known phrase for a reason. If you’re currently considering a home and are concerned about taking the plunge into purchasing, here are three strategies you will want to utilize before making a final decision.

NAHB: Builder Confidence Hits Highest Rate in 9 Years; Fed Doesn’t Raise Rates

September 18, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reported that home builder confidence rose by one point to a reading of 62 for September. This was the highest reading since November 2005, when the NAHB reported a reading of 68 for home builder confidence.

The Pros and Cons of Paying Cash When You Buy Your Next Home

September 17, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

With mortgage bubbles and real estate issues still in recent memory, one might feel that their best option is to buy their next home using cash instead of borrowing the necessary funds. In today’s article we’ll explore the pros and cons of paying cash for that next house or condo.

The Quick and Easy Guide to Understanding the Math Behind Your Mortgage Closing Costs

September 16, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

It’s amazing that in a year with extremely low mortgage rates being reported around the country, closing costs are up by as much as 6% from the previous year. Part of the reason for this is that the stricter regulations on loans have increased the costs to banks, and they always find a way to pass on new costs to the consumer.

Ignore ‘The Bubble’ Talk – 3 Reasons Why This is an Excellent Time to Buy Real Estate

September 15, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

While a gloomy outlook on the real estate market can strike fear in some hearts and may deter a purchase until a later date, the fact is that this is an excellent time to purchase property. In fact, there are three good reasons why potential buyers may want to start moving forward with their buying plans soon.

Home Sales Tips: How to Market the Community Around Your Home to Prospective Buyers

September 15, 2015 by John · Leave a Comment 

Selling a home is more than real estate listings and making the home appealing to potential buyers. One factor to take into account when buying a home is its location, meaning the community that surrounds the home.

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