Michael R Balog

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Where Did Americans Move in 2017?

Some Highlights: Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over the course of 2017. Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the 2nd year in a row followed by Washington. The ‘outbound’ states seem to [...]

By |2018-01-19T13:43:07+00:00January 19th, 2018|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

61% of First-Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6%

According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even trying. The median down payment [...]

By |2018-01-17T20:48:09+00:00January 17th, 2018|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for [...]

By |2017-12-14T06:56:23+00:00December 14th, 2017|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments