Michael R Balog

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Seniors Are on the Move in the Real Estate Market

Did you know August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day? According to the United States Census, we honor senior citizens today because,  “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason…to reserve a special day in honor of the [...]

By |2019-08-21T13:17:31-04:00August 21st, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased [...]

By |2019-08-19T10:33:43-04:00August 19th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home. The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one is [...]

By |2019-08-16T09:56:05-04:00August 16th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

Busting the Myth About a Housing Affordability Crisis

It seems you can’t find a headline with the term “housing affordability” without the word “crisis” attached to it. That’s because some only consider the fact that residential real estate prices have continued to appreciate. However, we must realize it’s not just the price of a home that matters, but the price relative to a [...]

By |2019-08-15T11:18:28-04:00August 15th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for [...]

By |2019-08-14T13:30:17-04:00August 14th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|0 Comments