Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand

By | Buying A Home, General, Selling Your Home

    Since the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to Freddie Mac. Even a small rise in interest rates can greatly impact a buyer’s monthly mortgage payment. First American recently released the results of their quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), in which they surveyed title… Continued

July 11, 2018

Home Inspections: What To Expect

By | Buying A Home, General

Home Inspections: What To Expect   So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to… Continued

May 8, 2018

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home?

By | Buying A Home, General

We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained historically low which has allowed many buyers to enter the market. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a buyer, however,… Continued

May 7, 2018

The Cost Of Renting Vs. Buying Today

By | Buying A Home, General

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if… Continued

March 30, 2018