Real Estate News – October 2019

Can’t Afford to Buy a Home? Have You Considered Down Payment Assistance? What’s the number one hurdle for renters making the leap to homeownership? That pesky down payment. Even with an FHA loan that only requires a minimum of 3.5% down, the thought of setting aside several thousand dollars is daunting (and for some, darnContinue reading Real Estate News – October 2019

September 2019 Market Update

According to the National Association of REALTORS┬«, existing home sales increased in July 2019 after a slight decrease in June. With low mortgage rates, more buyers may be entering the market. Interest Rates According to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates decreased to 3.77% in July from 3.81% in June. This rate remains well below theContinue reading “September 2019 Market Update”

Floor Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Regardless of how tidy you are, your floors, rugs, and carpets get dirty. Between the dirt you track in on your shoes, the accidental spills, and the inevitable accumulation of dust, your floors can get quite grimy. Here are a few cleaning tips and tricks for all types of flooring. Natural Stone Floors One ofContinue reading “Floor Cleaning Tips & Tricks”

Why an Investment Property Should Be Your First Real Estate Purchase

Not ready to buy a home for yourself but want to take advantage of great market conditions? Consider buying an investment property! It’s a trend that’s taking over real estate, as savvy investors look to put their money in an appreciating asset. Here are five reasons to consider it.  1. Rates are crazy low. Lower ratesContinue reading “Why an Investment Property Should Be Your First Real Estate Purchase”

Is Your Neighborhood Up and Coming?

You’ve heard the saying that real estate is all about location, location, location. So, have you thought about it in terms of your location? Is your neighborhood hot or cooling off? Or maybe it’s on the verge of becoming the most desirable location in town. Knowing your neighborhood can help you know when it’s timeContinue reading “Is Your Neighborhood Up and Coming?”

Stay Up-to-Date on Your Investment

Do you know what your current home is worth? Or, have you been considering buying or investing in real estate recently? A home is likely one of the most important investments you can make, and just like when you examine your financial statements each month, you should also stay up-to-date on what a home’s valueContinue reading “Stay Up-to-Date on Your Investment”

Thinking of Buying an Older Home? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind

When searching for the next house to call home, there’s a lot to consider. Opening your home search to older constructions can increase your options, however older homes may be harboring issues beneath the surface. Here are some things to consider (and have inspected) when purchasing an older home.  Foundation and Structural IssuesDue to theirContinue reading “Thinking of Buying an Older Home? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind”

August 2019 Market Update

According to the National Association of REALTORS┬«, existing home sales declined slightly in June 2019 after recent gains in May. With mortgage rates at their lowest levels in a year and a half and inventory rising, more buyers may be entering the market soon. Interest RatesAccording to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates increased to 3.81%Continue reading “August 2019 Market Update”