Michael R Balog

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Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: Lower your interest [...]

By |2019-07-16T10:08:40-04:00July 16th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond. We’ve gathered current data from the industry’s most reliable sources to help answer these questions: The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 [...]

By |2019-07-15T07:39:37-04:00July 15th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment. Since 2014, the percentage has increased by over nine percent. The Fed’s survey also showed that when the results are broken down by age, education, [...]

By |2019-07-11T11:37:08-04:00July 11th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year. If [...]

By |2019-07-10T10:40:01-04:00July 10th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

Owning a home has great financial benefits. In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained: “Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with tax advantages, greater financial flexibility due to secured borrowing, built-in [...]

By |2019-07-09T10:51:32-04:00July 9th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments