5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 19, 2019

Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennials … Continue reading

Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 18, 2019

Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over … Continue reading

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 17, 2019

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone … Continue reading

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 16, 2019

Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only … Continue reading

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 15, 2019

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real … Continue reading

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 12, 2019

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average … Continue reading

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 11, 2019

The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ … Continue reading

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 10, 2019

There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more … Continue reading

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 9, 2019

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households … Continue reading

What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Apr 8, 2019

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to … Continue reading