• Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment!

      According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial perspective? Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s Chief Economist explains: “Owning a home is […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!

      Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.1% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.9% over the […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • The Impact Your Interest Rate Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years.
      • The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford if you plan to stay within a certain budget.
      • Interest rates are at their lowest in years… RIGHT NOW!
      • If buying your first home, or moving up to the home of your dreams is in your future, now may be the time to act!
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017

      To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist
    • 69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

      According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, 69% of potential first-time buyers still believe a 20% down payment is necessary to buy in today’s market. Nearly 40% of mortgage industry professionals surveyed believe that a lack of knowledge about the home-buying process is […]
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    • If Your Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Definitely Check the Price!

      The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ­throughout spring as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars with many homes selling above listing price. What about your house? If your house hasn’t sold, it […]
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    • 5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer

      Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in […]
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    • Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions?

      Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain the industry ‘lingo,’ but you should expect so much more than that. The housing crisis made everyone aware that truly understanding […]
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    • Why Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

      If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to how identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to where they’re located. Well, a new survey shows that when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, the […]
      Written by Rajeev Vashist