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BUYING A HOUSE THIS YEAR? PATIENCE IS KEY

Are you trying to buy a house this year? Then you are asking the same question that many other homebuyers are asking right now, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means patience is key. ...

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SECURE A LOW MORTGAGE RATE

This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time...

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VACATION HOME DEMAND

  As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than s...

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SAVING FOR A DOWN PAYMENT

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the...

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YOUR HOMEBUYING BUDGET AND MORTGAGE RATES

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. ...

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TO REMODEL OR NOT TO REMODEL BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME

When thinking about selling, homeowners often feel they need to get their house ready with some remodeling to make it more appealing to buyers. However, with so many buyers competing for available homes right now, renovations may not be as vita...

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REAL ESTATE MARKET HELPING TODAY’S ECONOMY

Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and February activity in over a decade Then came the anno...

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IS BUYING A HOUSE TODAY A SMART MOVE?

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and on...

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