Buyers

July 22, 2020
Working Remotely

How is Working Remotely Changing Home Buying Trends?

Through these unique and challenging times, you may have found your home becoming your office, your children’s classroom, your workout facility, and your family’s safe haven. With close to four in ten Americans now working remotely due to COVID, they are rethinking what they need in a home.  Half of […]
February 22, 2020
Active Adults

Active Adult Communities and Their Benefits

I’m sure everyone has heard the saying “60 is the new 40!”  The senior generation today is definitely more active, physically fit, and social.  With this, there is a growing desire to create a lifestyle that adapts and facilitates a community of like-minded people.  There is a comfortable feeling being […]
January 17, 2020

House Prices – More Affordable Yesterday or Today?

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is that house prices have substantially increased over the last several years. Factors for Home Affordability House affordability.  It’s not just the price of […]
December 19, 2019

Closing Costs – What Are They and How Much?

Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, but it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, When […]
November 20, 2019

HOA’s – the Pros and Cons

What is an HOA? Let’s begin by defining what a Home Owners Association (HOA) is.  It’s an organization founded by a real estate developer in order to manage a community of houses, townhouses or condominiums. An HOA is given the authority to enforce the covenants, conditions, and restrictions as well […]
October 29, 2019

What Credit Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

Credit Score While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s unpack the credit score myth so you can to […]
October 22, 2019

What Not to Do as a New Home Owner

You’ve bought the new home, congratulations!  But in all your excitement, are you missing something? Now that you’re a bonafide homeowner are there things you should know that you don’t?  Probably. Here are six mistakes new homeowners often make, and why they’re critically important to avoid. #1 Not Knowing Where […]
September 12, 2019
Market Update

August Monthly Market Update

Your August Monthly Market Update will give you a snapshot of what’s going on in the real estate market as well as what the experts expect in the coming months.  First, we’ll review home pricing.  Then we’ll address the talk about a coming recession.  Lastly, we’ll discuss the housing affordability. […]
September 6, 2019
Property Tax

How Property Taxes Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Affect Your Payment When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your […]