5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

By |2019-08-13T07:51:37-04:00August 13th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV [...]

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

By |2019-08-12T10:47:14-04:00August 12th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|

Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions. Great News! [...]

Rent Vs. Own

By |2019-08-09T08:32:24-04:00August 9th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|

Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather [...]

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

By |2019-08-08T09:35:19-04:00August 8th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2% [...]

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

By |2019-08-07T09:04:24-04:00August 7th, 2019|News, Trending Real Estate Topics|

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive [...]