Mortgage Rates Increase – Buy Now or Wait?

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You may already know that the interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the interest rate… the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until next […]

Can You Guess How Many Homes Sold Yesterday?

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The answer is 13,808. There are some homeowners who have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is… If it hasn’t sold yet, maybe it’s not priced properly. After all, 13,808 houses sold yesterday, 13,808 […]

You’re rich… if you own a home

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Net Worth 36x Higher if You Own a Home Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the Recession which included high unemployment rates and lots of foreclosures, more and more people began to question whether owning a home was truly a good […]

Why You Must Sell Your Home Before Spring

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Did you hear the news? On February 2, 2105, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which portends six more weeks of winter. Even though many home sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market, the next six weeks before spring hits also has some big own advantages this […]

The Best Reasons to Buy Not Rent

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Buy or Rent? That is the question. There are many people out there who are debating as to whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. It’s a tough call. You may be surprised to learn that there are lots of compelling reasons to buy […]

4 Things that Home Buyers Hate


Home selling these days ain’t that easy. Potential home buyers are searching an exceptional property at a great price and with all of the features they are looking for. As such, sellers need to make an extra effort to persuade home buyers that their property is worth checking out. Here are 4 things that home […]

Here’s Why You Need to Buy a Home Now


Money talks, right? At least, that is what they say. Well, there’s a pretty compelling argument in January of 2014 for buying a home (or any real estate for that matter) right now—as opposed to waiting until later in the year. First off, economists and strategists predict that interest rates will rise to 5 percent […]

The High Cost of Renting a Home

Have you heard the news? The Federal Reserve has determined that a homeowner’s net worth is 36x greater than that of a renter. There are many renters out there who want to become homeowners, but don’t believe that they can afford to make the jump. There are also many Millennials that haven’t yet left their […]