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    • Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing

      The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a mortgage have eased while rates have risen.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your Home

      When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is actually getting their homes sold.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Why Millennials Choose to Buy [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.”
      • At 93%, the top reason Millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space.
      • Many Millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they'd like, or renovate an outdated part of their living space.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

      There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

      A survey by Ipsos 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. There are two major misconceptions that we want to address today.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Home Prices Up 6.15% Across the Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
      • In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
      • Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!
      • Alaska, Delaware, West Virginia & Wyoming were the only one states where home prices are lower than they were last year.
      Written by Keeley Ryan