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Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

WHY GETTING PRE-APPROVED SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST STEPIn 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 […]

Moving Up to a Luxury Home?

Moving Up to a Luxury Home?

Moving Up to a Luxury Home?​​​​​If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury […]

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much higher the fees were than expected.“Homebuyers […]

Americans Still Believe Real Estate Is Best Long Term Investment

Americans Still Believe Real Estate Is Best Long Term Investment

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment.Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question:“What is the best way to invest money you wouldn’t need for 10 years or more?”Real Estate […]

Pre-approval Should Always Be Your FIRST Step

Pre-approval Should Always Be Your FIRST Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount 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 […]

Which One Is Cheaper – Buying or Renting?

Which One Is Cheaper – Buying or Renting?

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.  The report was rather long so, I broke it down for you in simple terms.The updated numbers actually show that […]