Buying A Home

5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Work With A Realtor When House Hunting

Buying a home can be one of the largest financial decisions you’ll make (as well as emotional). It is understandable to consider representing yourself when you start the house hunting (or selling) process to save some money. However, going solo may not be best way to go and could end up being more costly than …

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Why 5 Percent Mortgage Rates Are Not A Threat

Mortgage rates are on the rise. Could that derail sales? According to First American’s Potential Home Sales model, even if the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5 percent, the impact on the housing market would be modest.   Many economists are predicting that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will average 5 percent by the end of …

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Do You Spend Enough Time Shopping for a Mortgage?

According to some research done by Zillow this past year the different generations in America spend various amounts of time looking for homes and shopping for loans.    Home and loan buying trends: (data from Zillow) Baby Boomers: Spend 32 hours searching for homes Spend 8 hours searching for loans   Generation X: Spend 26 hours searching …

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How to Still Save for a Home During the Holidays

You’ve been saving all year for the new home you’re hoping to buy in 2017, and you’ve almost reached your goal, but you’re worried about staying on track with the holidays. Sound familiar? We all know that during December, wallets tend to get slimmer. How can you still save during the holidays so that you …

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