Category: Infographics

    • Interest Rates Over Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • With interest rates hovering at near historic lows, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been, and how much they’ve changed over time.
      • According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are currently hovering near a five-decade low.
      • The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year or $7,200 over the life of your loan. Maybe it’s time to lock in now while rates are still low.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Top Reasons to Love Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial.
      • Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages.
      • Let’s get together today to determine if you’re ready to embrace the rewards of owning your own home.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state.
      • Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the second time since 2017, followed by Washington State.
      • New York was the country’s outbound move leader in 2019, a designation it most recently held in 2014.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 2020 Homebuying Checklist

      Some Highlights:

      • If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval.
      • Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step.
      • Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying steps specific to your area.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market.
      • A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, it just depends on which market.
      • To find the top market in our area, let’s get together.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency.
      • According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S. family spends $2,200 per year on energy bills. By making energy efficient upgrades, you could reduce your energy bills by up to 30%.
      • To assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up, take a moment to check out Home Energy Yardstick to calculate your estimated opportunity. Don’t forget to have your energy bills nearby!
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment.
      • Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value.
      • The exterior of a house is the first thing buyers see when searching for a home. Upgrading your roof or siding will ensure your home leaves a great first impression!
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Choosing the right real estate professional is one of the most impactful decisions you can make in your home buying or selling process.
      • A real estate professional can explain current market conditions and break down what they will mean to you and your family.
      • If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2020, make sure to work with someone who has the experience to answer all of your questions about pricing, contracts, and negotiations.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020!
      • According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate at a rate of 5.4% over the course of the year.
      • Experts predict that the number of homes sold next year will be equal to or outpace 2019.
      Written by Rajeev Vashist