• Where Have All the Houses Gone?

    In today’s housing market, it seems harder than ever to find a home to buy. Before the health crisis hit us a year ago, there was already a shortage of homes for sale. When many homeowners delayed their plans to sell at the same time that more... Read More

  • 3 Ways You'll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

    There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security... Read More

  • 6 Foundational Benefits of Homeownership Today!

    Over the past year, our homes have become an integral part of our lives more than ever. They’re much more than the houses we live in. They’re our workplaces, virtual schools, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and... Read More

  • Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year.

    Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most financial sense. That equation will most likely... Read More

  • Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers

    Thinking of buying a home? Here are som mission-critical steps to take before you begin your search. Save for Your Down Payment Contrary to common belief, your down payment could be substantially less that 20 %. Start saving now - you might be... Read More

  • Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?

    Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put... Read More

  • 4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021

    According to many experts, the real estate market is expected to continue growing in 2021, and it’s largely driven by the lasting impact the pandemic is having on our lifestyles. As many of us spend extra time at home, we’re reevaluating... Read More

  • Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move

    The housing market recovery coming into the new year has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real estate, and the current market conditions are... Read More

  • More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

    This year challenged us to reprioritize everything - from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our needs at home. For many, this also meant making decisions about how to best support and engage with our... Read More

  • The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership

    Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits.... Read More

  • The Holidays Are Not Stopping Homebuyers This Year

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, yet finding the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family is certainly still top of mind for many right now. This year, there’s another type of buyer that’s very active this holiday season... Read More

  • How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale

    This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “Working from home... Read More

  • Key Terms to Know In the Home Buying Process

    Buying a home can be intimidating if you're not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here's a list of some of the most common language you'll hear along the way. Appraisal - A professional... Read More

  • Don't Let Buyer Competition Keep You From Purchasing a Home

    This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers.... Read More

  • Why Working From Home May Spark Your Next Move

    If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how to operate remotely to keep their employees healthy, safe, and... Read More