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Things to Know About Buying a Second Home

Resist the urge to impulse buy. Don’t come back from vacation with the keys to a new house without having thoroughly researched your purchase first. If you buy on a whim, you may end up with a second home you can’t afford or that doesn’t fit your needs. Evaluate your needs and long-term goals.   […]

Buying cheaper than renting in 3 of 4 housing markets

Monthly house payment on a median-priced home is more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 76% of the U.S. counties included in the analysis, according to the latest report from RealtyTrac. The report also ranked the markets with the best — and worst — potential returns on residential rental […]

Selling Your Home Faster With These Home Staging Ideas

1. Spruce up house exterior and landscaping. Lay fresh mulch and plant colorful flowers for quick impact. If your garage door is old, it might be a good investment to install a new one. Garage doors take up a good amount of the house’s exterior, and if it’s got dings and chipping paint, it sends the […]

Things appear to be heating up for the spring housing market!

                The mortgage market remains friendly, with the average 30-year mortgage rate recently falling to around 3.7% from 4.4% a year ago. Credit conditions have loosened, too. Although for-sale inventories and even rental vacancy rates are low, there are indications of a robust start to the spring selling […]

Can You Afford A Vacation Home?

  Are you daydreaming about a place where you can vacation on your family’s terms and create memories that your children will always remember? This could be the perfect time to turn that dream into reality. Resort areas were hit hard by the housing crash seven years ago, and many have yet to recover, so […]

Trivia Question

It’s Trivia Time! Can you answer this: What percentage of home buyers are purchasing with a 3% down payment in today’s market place? Share