How Do I Find a Home Sale Price in My Neighborhood?

How Do I Find a Home Sale Price in My Neighborhood? CHRISsadowski/iStock If you’ve seen some “for sale” signs in your neighborhood slapped with “sold” banners, you may wonder just how much money your own house is worth. Perhaps you’ve been considering selling, or could be convinced to sell if the price was right. But … Continue reading How Do I Find a Home Sale Price in My Neighborhood?

The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter

The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter By Brandon Turner updated August 17, 2017 Landlording and Rental Properties The most common repair requests we get from tenants are the following. The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter 1. Fridge/Stove/Dishwasher Not Working Appliances have a lot of moving parts and therefore tend to break … Continue reading The 10 Most Common Rental Repairs You’ll Encounter

Homeownership education is evolving and it’s good for business

Homeownership education is evolving and it's good for business June is National Homeownership Month and that gives us an opportunity to think about why we do the work we do. Helping our lender partners serve borrowers in every market is at the center of Fannie Mae’s mission, so we’re always trying to find new ways … Continue reading Homeownership education is evolving and it’s good for business

Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

  Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth A plaintiff in a lawsuit against online real estate company Zillow claims its popular valuation system Zestimate has hampered her efforts to sell a property. (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg) By Kenneth R. Harney By Kenneth R. Harney Real Estate May 10 It was bound to … Continue reading Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

How an agent can help alleviate stress

How an agent can help alleviate stress Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been through the process before. But that's one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent's guidance, buying a home should be enjoyable, rather than … Continue reading How an agent can help alleviate stress

Fannie Mae: Education & Homeownership Linked

  Fannie Mae: Education & Homeownership Linked   Young adults are 3.5 percent less likely to own a home now than they were before the Great Recession, according to a working paper released by Fannie Mae on Thursday. Additionally, the homeownership rate among this demographic has dropped from 45 percent to 35 percent. The paper, … Continue reading Fannie Mae: Education & Homeownership Linked

Insecurities Lie Within the Buying Process

~ Don't ever feel rushed, pressured or pushed into buying a home. Look at what programs are best for you. If you ever have any questions, I am here to help! ~ Insecurities Lie Within the Buying Process Author: Sandra Lane in Data, Headlines, News February 23, 2017 0 One of the most stressful experiences … Continue reading Insecurities Lie Within the Buying Process

Smaller Homes Yield Faster Value Growth

~Firm believer in this!!~   Smaller Homes Yield Faster Value Growth   A new study by NerdWallet, which looked at three years worth of data from Realtor.com on 20 U.S. metro markets, found that the smaller the home, the faster the price growth, in terms of percentage of increase. However, overall prices of larger homes … Continue reading Smaller Homes Yield Faster Value Growth

How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth I often hear people say that buying a house is the best tool for building wealth. Is that really true? That depends on many factors. In this article, I look at how a credit score will impact that conclusion. Some people are really unsure of what … Continue reading How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

No Change in Credit Scoring System for Fannie/Freddie

Fannie and Freddie have yet to change scoring system for mortgage applicants Critics of current credit rating method claim it makes many people look less creditworthy than they are. (iStock) By Kenneth R. Harney Real Estate November 30 at 7:00 AM You probably know that your credit score is a crucial factor in your ability … Continue reading No Change in Credit Scoring System for Fannie/Freddie