Monthly Archives: June 2018

    • 5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
      • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space, at 93%.
      • Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day when they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they'd like or renovate an outdated part of their living space.
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?

      Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far off. A recent report by Zillow Research shed light on a survey conducted by Pulsenomics in which they asked economists, investment strategists and market analysts how they felt about the […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • What’s the Median Home Value in Your State?

      If you’ve entered the real estate market as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the mantra “location, location, location” in reference to identical homes increasing or decreasing in value based on where they’re located. In today’s housing market where home prices are appreciating quickly, it’s important to know that not every home appreciates […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Are You Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

      There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they get married or start a family, some might think they are too young, and still, some others might think their […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW!

      The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do not own their own homes is because they believe that […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sus...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Homes are More Affordable in 44 out of 50 States

      With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing boom and bust, we are in much better shape than […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 3 Issues Facing Today’s Real Estate Market

      Last week, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held their 52nd Annual Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Among the many highly anticipated sessions was one called “Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™,” given by Joseph Nahas, Jr., Chair of the Counselors of Real Estate & Senior Vice President of Equus Capital Partners.  […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

      In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • How A Lack of Inventory Impacts the Housing Market

      The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up, home sales are up, and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest points in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2018. However, there […]
      Written by Denise Zervos