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?

This is the salary you need to afford the average home in your state

This is the salary you need to afford the average home in your state Before you buy a home, it's important to find out if you can afford the monthly mortgage payment. To do this, some financial experts recommend your housing costs — primarily your mortgage payments — shouldn't consume more than 30 percent of … Continue reading This is the salary you need to afford the average home in your state

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

Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

~ not sure if you can do this? but if you are able to, I would give it a go ~ Millennials' New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent's Home Equity Call it the mortgage merry-go-round: Parents refinance their home to fund the full cost of their son or daughter’s desired home. This allows the … Continue reading Millennials’ New Weapon in Bidding Wars: A Parent’s Home Equity

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

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead By Cathie Ericson | Jul 10, 2017 inxti/iStock How long does it take to buy a house? It's a big question, especially for people who hope to time their home purchase with when their rental lease is up. Or before … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Buy a House? Use This Handy Timeline to Plan Ahead

Rents hit all-time highs amid job growth and low vacancy rates

Rents hit all-time highs amid job growth and low vacancy rates Now is a good time to buy. You might be surprised at what you can afford! Don't let homeownership pass you by, give me a call today!

What to Look for in a House if You Plan to Age in Place

  What to Look for in a House if You Plan to Age in Place   Hunting for a house that will work for you now and allow you to stay safely and comfortably in your home as you grow older is no easy feat. If you’re looking to age in place, consider putting these … Continue reading What to Look for in a House if You Plan to Age in Place

Southern California home prices surge in March; sales inch up

Southern California home prices surge in March; sales inch up    Southern California home prices jumped 5.6% in March from a year earlier, as buyers fought over a meager supply of homes for sale and bid up values. The six-county region’s median price hit $449,000 last month, up from $425,000 a year earlier, real estate … Continue reading Southern California home prices surge in March; sales inch up

Money Minute: Should I tap my 401(k) to buy my first home?

Money Minute: Should I tap my 401(k) to buy my first home?   By Mandi Woodruff March 21, 2016 Yes, you can tap your IRA or 401(k) to cover a home purchase, but it's important to know the pros and cons first. Making an IRA withdrawal Typically, withdrawing funds from your IRA before age 59 … Continue reading Money Minute: Should I tap my 401(k) to buy my first home?