is it time to upgrade your starter home?


It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased might not be the home that will allow you to achieve the rest of your dreams. However, first-time home buyers don't always consider the differences between starter homes...

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5 reasons to hire a real estate professional before entering the market


Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s...

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the #1 reason to put your house on the market today


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 million in May, and are 2.2% below a...

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2 ways to get the best price when selling your home


Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. However, how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?   Here are two ways to ensure that you get...

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demand for homes to buy continues to climb


There is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market.   According...

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why you should list your home for sale NOW


If you are debating whether or not to list your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!   Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National Association of Realtors’...

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5 reasons millennials choose to buy a home


Millennial Buyers The millennial demographic is now a force to reckon with in real estate. In 2017 they made up 34% of Amercian home buyers. Not only are they already purchasing real estate, but they're providing a huge rise in potential future...

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median home values state by state in 2018


If you’ve entered the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the mantra “location, location, location”  in reference to identical homes increasing or decreasing in value based on where they’re located.   State by State Currently, home...

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do you need 20% down to buy a home? no.


The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The survey shows that the main reason non-homeowners do...

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kids’ opinions matter big when buying a home


A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home...

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