Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Apartment Owners: Let’s Do the Math With Maintenance Costs How much does it cost each year to maintain your apartment? For apartment owners, that answer contains two elements: what you pay to buy the place and what you pay each month to carry it. These two factors, in theory, exist on a sliding scale to … Continue reading Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

What you should know about buying, selling or refinancing a home as the market gets more complicated in 2019 Buy, sell or refi: Your housing playbook for 2019   3:46 PM ET Wed, 19 Dec 2018 | 26:38 It's the most expensive purchase many of us even consider: A place to live. As we head into … Continue reading Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

Wait or Buy Now? – Infographic

~ thank you KCM as always for the insightful information! ~ Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by … Continue reading Wait or Buy Now? – Infographic

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

Best to buy or rent a home under the GOP tax plan?

Best to buy or rent a home under the GOP tax plan? Thanks to generous tax deductions, it has long been cheaper over the long term to buy a home than to rent. The tax bill winding its way toward a vote in Congress will curb those breaks, but odds are many owners will still … Continue reading Best to buy or rent a home under the GOP tax plan?

Financial reasons not to buy a home

~ I believe that every person who can, deserves to own a home there are many benefits. I also understand that home ownership is not for everyone. Here are a couple of reasons why. I hope this does not discourage you, if you are working towards owning a home someday ~ Financial reasons not to … Continue reading Financial reasons not to buy a home

4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

~ please don't let the unknown deter you from buying a home. I can help guide you through the process. Step, by Step ~ 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes  While the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed slightly since reaching a 50-year low in 2016, it remains near a generational low at just 63.7%. … Continue reading 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State

The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State Traditionally, owning a home is touted as a smarter financial move than renting one. But with demand increasing and the supply of houses for sale falling, home prices have been rising nationally, according to real estate marketplace Zillow. So, you might be wondering: … Continue reading The 2017 Cost of Renting vs. Owning a Home in Every State

One-third of Americans hate this about their home

~ Do you have any regrets in buying? My 3rd home was the only home I regretted, it was 2600 sqft and was too large and the open concept made the noise echo in the home. The positives of the home were a great location with a hilltop view, 50% increase in land from previous … Continue reading One-third of Americans hate this about their home

Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers

~ I completely agree, which if you have read my blog you will see. I fully agree with homeownership where it is feasible. ~ Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers by Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.com By Brandon Turner updated April 21, 2017 Real Estate Investing Basics Recently, one of my … Continue reading Forget Everything You’ve Read: Buying a House is NOT For Suckers