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  • 2018 Primed For A Banner Housing Year

    Confidence up, renting down It looks like 2018 could be a banner year for housing. Not only has homebuilder confidence hit its highest point in 18 years, but renting – and the building of rental units – is on a downturn. Both spell good... Read More

  • The Dream Home, What Does It Look Like For Different Buyers

    Buyer preference breakdown It appears the ultimate dream home looks very different from buyer to buyer. According to a new study, men, women, parents, non-parents and even dog- and cat-owners have distinct preferences when it comes to homes... Read More

  • Rents Are On The Rise. Do Not Get Caught In The Rental Trap.

    There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by Apartment List addressed... Read More

  • FHA Announces 2018 Loan Limits

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a new schedule of loan limits that will go into effect on Jan. 1.   In high-cost areas of the country, FHA’s loan limit ceiling will increase from $636,150 to $679,650, while its floor... Read More

  • FHFA Increases Conforming Loan Limits for Second Straight Year.

    Last year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency increased the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the first time since the housing crisis. And now, the FHFA is doing it again. For the... Read More

  • Median Home is $12,500 More Expensive Than One Year Ago

    The national median home value during October reached $203,400, which is $12,500 or 6.5 percent higher than it was one year ago, according to new data from Zillow.   The spike in median home value is being attributed to a low inventory. Zillow... Read More

  • 7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

    Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are... Read More

  • Mortgage Interest Rates are Going Up. Should I Wait to Buy?

    Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association... Read More

  • Multigenerational Households May Be The Answer To Price Increases

    Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans... Read More

  • Fall and Winter Could Be Your Best Homebuying Months

    Knowing the right time to buy Experts say the right time to buy a home is when you feel right about purchasing. That means being financially and emotionally ready, of course. And this could be the best time of year to buy a home and hit both of... Read More

  • Buyers, Sellers and Renters Agree. It is Time to Buy!

    Sellers, buyers, renters all confident The housing market is on an upswing — at least that's what most American buyers, sellers and even renters think. According to Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), all three are... Read More

  • What To Expect When Closing On A Home

    Prepare to close on your home purchase Nationwide, nearly six million new and existing homes are expected to be sold this year, the largest tally in nearly 10 years. Meanwhile, each transaction will culminate in a "closing", the legal... Read More

  • Happily Ever Homeowner

    Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and... Read More

  • Check Out Your New Neighborhood Before Buying

    The neighborhood matters When you ask a real estate agent the three most important things about any home, she's likely to reply, "Location, location, location." Before you buy a new home, you should carefully check out the neighborhood to which you... Read More

  • Know What You Want vs. What You Need When Looking For Your Dream Home

    In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now,... Read More