Hard for Millennials to Buy Homes

~ Have you found it difficult? Look at the video below and let me know if you think this rings true ~ Why it's so hard for millennials to buy homes Buying a house is harder for millennials than it was for their parents' generation, but that doesn't mean all hope is lost. Depending on … Continue reading Hard for Millennials to Buy Homes

Buyer Mistakes to Watch Out For

~ have you made any of these? It's ok if you have ~ 8 Dumb Reasons People Can't Buy a Home akurtz/Getty Images Buying a home—especially if it’s your first—can be a lot like losing weight in the sense that people end up doing, well, some pretty dumb stuff in the process. But while desperate dieters might waste … Continue reading Buyer Mistakes to Watch Out For

House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

~ When I was helping my cousins move from Riverside to Joshua Tree, because of our schedules we would schedule days where we saw regularly 15+ homes. We only had to do this 3 times, plus one short stack trip, before we agreed on the home she and her husband wanted to buy. Our busiest … Continue reading House Hunting in One Day: 6 Tips for Maximizing Your Time

Renters Still Crave Homeownership

Renters Still Crave Homeownership Homeownership is still the American dream, according to 84% of Americans. While the number of potential first-time homebuyers consistently hovers above 30%, it’s safe to say that the business of real estate tends to run in cycles. At any given moment inventory can fluctuate, interest rates can tick up or down, … Continue reading Renters Still Crave Homeownership

What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019

 ~I agree with so many of these! The homebuying process can be overwhelming with the contracts and disclosures making a seemingly endless stack of paperwork. Getting prepared beforehand so that you only need to worry about that paperwork and not the styles or home or neighborhood you would like will help ease the stress tremendously … Continue reading What You Can Do in 2018 to Make Buying a Home a Reality in 2019

Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans

Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans Americans want to buy homes and they want to buy them as an investment option. According to a study on homebuyers by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, 75 percent Americans say that buying a home was a priority for them. NerdWallet analyzed data of more than … Continue reading Buying a Home is a Top Priority for Americans

Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring

~ Don't wait to buy if you are interested. You don't want to be priced out by rising interest rates ~ Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring There is still plenty of snow blanketing a wide swath of the nation's neighborhoods, but the spring housing market is just around … Continue reading Rising mortgage rates could mean even fewer homes for sale this spring

The $750 Newbie Lesson We Learned Before Landing Our First Investment Property

~ Great advice and insights if you are looking to start investing ~ The $750 Newbie Lesson We Learned Before Landing Our First Investment Property If you will recall, in the last article, we had figured out our first round of funding via a HELOC on our primary residence. Now that we had that, it … Continue reading The $750 Newbie Lesson We Learned Before Landing Our First Investment Property

Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season

Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season Timing is everything, even in real estate. Homebuyers in the nation’s densest metro areas could save thousands by purchasing a home in the off-season, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. Sale prices fall an average of approximately 3 percent, or by $8,300 on a median-priced … Continue reading Worth the Wait: Homebuyers Save Thousands in the Off-Season

6 Big Ways to Completely Botch Buying a Home

6 Big Ways to Completely Botch Buying a Home By Daniel Bortz | Oct 11, 2017 mevans/iStock; realtor.com We all make careless mistakes. We accidentally undertip the waiter. We lock our keys in the car. We wear white after Labor Day. We press "send all." It happens to the best of us. But some little mistakes can … Continue reading 6 Big Ways to Completely Botch Buying a Home