Mortgage Tips and Finance Forbearance will not lead to a wave of Foreclosures! 4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. 1. […]
Food and Beverage Wine Storage GREAT WINE-STORAGE IDEAS The article below is for real estate professionals to use on their own blog or website copyright free. Copy and paste this entire content into your own blog or website. To download the photo, right-click the image and click save as. TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOME If you are a big […]
Sellers Tips and Strategies 3 Things to Prioritize When thing of selling your Home 3 Things To Prioritize When Selling Your House Today’s housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. However, that doesn’t mean sellers are guaranteed success no matter what. There are still some key things to […]
Buyers Tips and Strategies Don’t forget to Budget for Closing Costs Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs When buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important. What Are […]
Housing Market Why the housing market is a powerful economic driver Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. […]
Home Enhancements Freshening up with paint can help with germs!! Can This New Interior Paint Really Kill Germs?   What if your paint did more than add color and personality to your room? The latest-and-greatest in paint technology is here, and it could be a choice for your next paint job—paint with sanitizing technology. Here’s how Sherwin-Williams (SW) is changing what it means to update […]
Self Care Tips to Self-Care Sunday! 6 Ideas for Self-Care Sunday That Don’t Involve a Face Mask We can all benefit from spending a little quality time with ourselves, caring for our physical and mental well-being, and winding down after a long week. This practice—dubbed #SelfCareSunday by wellness influencers and health sites—should be an essential step in your overall healthcare routine. […]
Buyers Tips and Strategies Using your tax return and stimulus check may be your down payment towards new home! Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax […]
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Home Enhancements Get inspired with Color Blocking! Room Update – Try Color-Blocking Repainting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen the décor while changing the feel of the room. The hottest design trend this year takes this to a whole new level. Color-blocking techniques are dominating magazines and social media with vivid color palettes and bold geometric patterns, turning […]
Mortgage Tips and Finance How low can a FICO score be to get a mortgage?? What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage? According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While stricter lending standards could […]
Housing Market Real Estate is still going strong!! What Is the Strongest Tailwind to Today’s Recovering Economy? Last year started off with a bang. Unemployment was under 4%, forecasters were giddy with their projections for the economy, and the residential housing market had the strongest January and February activity in over a decade. Then came the announcement on March 11, 2020, from the World […]
Mortgage Tips and Finance Tips to think about before Refinancing 5 Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid Mortgage interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to refinance your loan. Lenders advertising their refinancing services make it sound as easy as filling out a form and paying less each month. While refinancing does not need to be complicated, here […]
Mortgage Tips and Finance How much do you need for a down payment on a home? Less then you think! Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home? Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a large down payment might make you want to pump […]
Buyers Tips and Strategies Two Important parts of purchasing a home! What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection? If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the […]
Housing Market 2021 Home Values and Market update What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values? According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home […]
Self Care How to have a healthy relationship with Social Media during the Holiday’s Social media can help keep you informed and add a daily dose of inspiration into your life, but it can also lead to problematic habits: overthinking and comparing. During the holiday season, it’s especially important to reframe your social media habits so you’re reaping the rewards instead of doomscrolling. Monitor your usage It may sound […]
Mortgage Tips and Finance Do you understand Forebearance? 5 Steps to Follow When Applying for Forbearance If you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help. For homeowners experiencing financial hardship this year, the CARES Act provides mortgage payment deferral options, creating much-needed relief in these challenging times. It’s important, however, […]
Housing Market The housing market is continuing to move up!!! Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to […]
Buyers Tips and Strategies Is the market bring Bidding Wars again?? Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War? With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are actively entering the housing market this summer. Today, housing is truly driving the U.S. economy forward. With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few […]
Buyers Tips and Strategies Not enough inventory but lots of buyers wanting to purchase homes!   Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy Today According to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and they’re projected to remain low. This means there’s a huge incentive for buyers who are ready to purchase. And homeowners looking for eager buyers can take advantage of […]