Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Price appreciation can differ depending on your price range. CoreLogic analyzed four individual home prices tiers and shares the increase in each one. Continue reading


Posted on September 17, 2019 at 10:05 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie MacFannie Maeand the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020.

Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.

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Posted on September 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

In a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes,

“The largest group of millennials by birth year will turn 30 in 2020, which puts them entering their prime homebuying years”.

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Posted on September 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Everybody Calm Down! This Is NOT 2008

Last week realtor.com released the results of a survey that produced three major revelations:

  1. 53% of home purchasers (first-time and repeat buyers) currently in the market believe a recession will occur this year or next.
  2. 57% believe the next recession will be as bad or worse than 2008.
  3. 55% said they would cancel plans to move if a recession occurred.

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Posted on September 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Selling Myths |

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? Continue reading


Posted on September 5, 2019 at 9:27 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:07 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Seller Tips, Selling Myths |

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for homeowners.

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Posted on August 17, 2019 at 2:17 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Selling Myths |

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.

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Posted on August 15, 2019 at 1:57 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership.

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Posted on August 14, 2019 at 1:56 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips, Selling Myths |

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Continue reading


Posted on August 8, 2019 at 7:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |