Where Did Americans Move in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 15, 2019

Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year. Vermont claimed the top spot of states with the highest percentage of inbound residents following a campaign that covered relocation costs … Continue reading

First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 14, 2019

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down … Continue reading

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 13, 2019

Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional … Continue reading

How To List Your Home for the Best Price

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 12, 2019

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 … Continue reading

Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 11, 2019

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that is a good strategy this year. The … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 8, 2019

Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, and pricing (both … Continue reading

How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 7, 2019

Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes … Continue reading

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 6, 2019

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the … Continue reading

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 5, 2019

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with … Continue reading

Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

By Janet Hull and Thomas Bush on Feb 4, 2019

There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur … Continue reading