2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Mar 6, 2019

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership … Continue reading

How to Have a Unique Open House

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Mar 5, 2019

According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you want to stand out in the crowd! This quote … Continue reading

The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Mar 4, 2019

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their … Continue reading

Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Mar 1, 2019

Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing … Continue reading

No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 28, 2019

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in … Continue reading

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 27, 2019

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a … Continue reading

What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 26, 2019

Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the first time! Why is this date important? … Continue reading

How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 25, 2019

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since … Continue reading