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The Future Is Now
Posted on: January 2017
It’s a new year and a turn of the clock toward a new administration. Which begs the question: What can home buyers, sellers and owners expect from President Trump when it comes to housing matters in 2017 and beyond? That query is currently top of mind for folks inside and outside the... read more


Getting Renters Off the Fence
Posted on: January 2017
Despite rising rent prices nationwide, mortgage interest rates remaining at near historical lows and positive job growth numbers, many renters aren’t buying into the American dream of homeownership – at least for now. A new survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)... read more


What Goes Up
Posted on: January 2017
“What goes up must come down,” Isaac Newton once said. But the opposite is also true, which has many folks in the real estate industry thinking that the golden era of the past few years – when mortgage interest rates reached historical lows – may gradually be coming to an... read more


The Hot and Cold Hidden Costs of Home Ownership
Posted on: December 2016
Before purchasing, home shoppers scrutinize many financial factors that affect affordability – including the cost to finance and insure the residence, property taxes and expected upkeep. But a new study by Trulia and UtilityScore indicates they often underestimate a crucial metric that can... read more


How to Get a Good Deal In a Seller’s Market
Posted on: December 2016
In the current real estate market, sellers hold most of the good cards and have been able to claim near top dollar for their properties for sale. But that winning streak can’t continue forever. In fact, new data by Redfin indicates that the climate may be shifting gradually toward... read more


Rise of the Real Estate Rookie
Posted on: December 2016
There’s a first time for everything in life: your first day at school, first kiss, first car, first job and – eventually – first home. Now, more Americans are choosing to take that initial step into homeownership in a rising trend that’s got the real estate pros sitting... read more


Top-of-the-Class Neighborhood
Posted on: November 2016
They say there’s no substitute for a quality education. But the quality of an education will greatly depend on the caliber of the school, and typically the best public schools are located within the finest school districts. The lesson to be learned here? Purchase a home in a... read more


The Female Home Financing Advantage
Posted on: November 2016
Men may earn higher wages than women, on average, but they’re not as good at managing that money – at least when it comes to mortgages, new research shows. A new report from Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute indicates that single female borrowers perform better than single... read more


The 411 on PMI
Posted on: November 2016
If you want to be a homeowner, you’ll need a mortgage, you’ll need insurance, and you may even need mortgage insurance – often called PMI, or “private mortgage insurance.” If you need it, you’ll be responsible for paying for it, despite the fact that this type... read more


For What It’s Worth
Posted on: November 2016
What happens when wages grow quicker than what homes are worth? Good things for the real estate market, say the experts. A recent report by Zillow indicates that earnings are now outpacing home values for the first time in five years: consider that, in 2015, incomes grew 5.3 percent and 5.4... read more


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