Things have definitely changed in the past year. If you’re a prospective homebuyer, you have absolutely seen those changes firsthand. Most notably, mortgage rates have more than doubled which has created an affordability gap that has taken approximately 15 million buyers out of the market. Yes, inventories all growing – however that isn’t due to […]
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Building The Right Home Buying Team For You
Should You Pause Your Decisions?
I’m sure you’ve heard, but mortgage rates are still rising. It’s causing some would-be buyers to pause their decisions until they determine whether rates are going to come back down. It may be possible, but the probability is that prices are going to continue to increase. According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate on December 23, […]
Negotiations – When Are They Over Anyway?
So when exactly does the primary negotiation when purchasing a home take place? Quite simple actually, it takes place when the contract is signed and agreed upon – including the price, closing date and when possession will take place. One issue especially over the past year is inventory was down 19%, which made multiple offers […]
Let’s Assume A Few Things – We’re Talking About Assumptions
Looking for an alternative to paying higher, current rates? This could benefit buyers with lower closing costs while saving money on the payment. Your alternative could be existing FHA and VA mortgages – they’re assumable at the note rate to owner-occupied buyers who qualify. For the last 20 years, rates have been steadily coming down […]
Which Came First: Buying Or Selling Your Home?
Accelerate Your Home Buying Process with these At Home Activities
What would you sacrifice to own a home?
Are You Ready for This?
A short story about an offer presented to a single, senior woman who was relocating to a retirement home: The offer was for full price and had reasonable terms and timelines. The seller would not accept it. As the offering agent delved deeper into why, the agent discovered the seller was upset about her dining […]
Coming Home to a Sound Investment – The Benefit of Buying a Home
While renting can be useful for some financial situations, owning a home provides great benefits to you and, ultimately, your financial well-being. 1. Control your space. Use a spare bedroom for your own home office. Create a workout area in the garage. You own the home, you make the rules. 2. Pride of Ownership. When […]