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

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

Potential Buyers Step Back Even as Mortgage Rates Decline

~ Are you waiting to buy? Comment below with your reasons and if I can help ~ Potential Buyers Step Back Even as Mortgage Rates Decline Author: Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination May 19, 2017 0 Potential buyers could be taking a temporary step back from the housing market as the volume … Continue reading Potential Buyers Step Back Even as Mortgage Rates Decline

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!

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck Rents have gone up faster than incomes for decades. Way, way faster. 06/29/2016 05:20 pm ET 270 Kate Abbey-Lambertz National Reporter, The Huffington Post This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: … Continue reading Here’s Why It Feels Like Rent Is Eating Up Your Entire Paycheck

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?

6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

From Realtor.com 12/28/16 Photos: papparaffie/iStock Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and … Continue reading 6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

30 Year Mortgage Rate Falls

Average rate on 30-year  mortgages falls to 3.86% Home for sale Mark Humphrey / AP A home in a new development in Nashville, Tenn., is marked sold. Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows for now. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the … Continue reading 30 Year Mortgage Rate Falls

Buying a home is getting easier

Why buying a home is getting easier A new Federal Reserve study finds that it’s actually getting easier to qualify for a mortgage. From Yahoo Homes 11/17/14 It’s getting easier to buy a home If you’ve gotten turned down for a mortgage in the past few years, now might be a good time to re-apply. … Continue reading Buying a home is getting easier