Why We Fall in Love—With Houses

Falling in love can be wonderful—and finding the perfect house can make a house-hunter weak in the knees. As Valentine’s Day approaches, a survey by Realtor.com shows that falling head-over-heels for a house is fairly common—69% of respondents reported that they have had a home crush. House-hunters with a “home crush,” as defined in the [...]

2016-10-21T00:14:55+00:00December 17, 2015|Buyer Resource, Uncategorized|

Mortgage Rates to Rise

The Federal Reserve's announcement Wednesday that it would reduce its bond-buying by $10 billion a month was seen generally as a moderate start to the highly anticipated taper. As such, mortgage rates, which follow bond yields, did not rise dramatically, as some had predicted. "I was relieved by how the market has reacted so far [...]

2016-10-21T00:14:55+00:00December 16, 2015|Mortgage, Uncategorized|

Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 Percent Annually though 2017

The housing recovery is expected to grow at an annualized rate 0.6 percent through the third quarter of this year, then gain momentum and prices are projected to grow 3.7 percent between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014 until settling down to 3.3 percent annual increases over the next three years according to Fiserv, [...]

2016-10-21T00:14:56+00:00November 23, 2015|Real Estate Information, Uncategorized|

For Sale by Owner: Why Going Solo May Not Be Going Smart

Those that choose to sell their own homes often hope to avoid the commission paid to real estate agents. While those familiar with the housing market and process of selling a home may enjoy a successful sale, plenty of inexperienced home sellers have encountered nothing but headaches. Besides limiting the number of potential buyers, the [...]

2016-10-21T00:14:56+00:00November 18, 2015|Homeowner Resource, Uncategorized|

Staying On Top Of Green Energy Trends

Homeowners are commonly advised to consider energy-efficient improvements before selling a home, but the ever-evolving field of environmental technology makes it tough to stay on top of the most beneficial – and practical – green energy developments. While it might impress the neighbors to convert a standard home into an energy-saving powerhouse, doing so can [...]

2016-10-21T00:14:57+00:00November 4, 2015|Homeowner Resource, Uncategorized|
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