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Monthly Archives: July 2021

    Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Admin MG | July 30, 2021

    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again. The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay, especially when mortgage rates and home prices rise. Even the slightest change in the mortgage rate can have a big impact on your buying power no matter your price point.... Read More

    Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

    By Admin MG | July 29, 2021

    Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an increase from about 65% during 2018 through 2019…The share of VA-guaranteed loans has also decreased... Read More

    4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

    By Admin MG | July 28, 2021

    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. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million households... Read More

    3 Hot Topics in the Housing Market Right Now

    By Admin MG | July 26, 2021

    If you’re a prospective buyer or seller, it’s important to understand the current real estate market conditions and how they affect you. The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) just released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate report. Here are three hot topics from the list and how they impact today’s housing market. Technology Acceleration and Innovation The past year... Read More

    Pop Quiz: Can You Define These Key Terms in Today’s Housing Market? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Admin MG | July 23, 2021

    Some Highlights The language of buying and selling a home may sound scary at first, but knowing how key terms relate to today’s market can help you. For example, current low mortgage rates and higher wages positively impact affordability for buyers, while home price appreciation continues to grow home equity, which sellers can use to fuel a move up. Terms... Read More

    Today’s Real Estate Market Explained Through 4 Key Trends

    By Admin MG | July 22, 2021

    As we move into the second half of the year, one thing is clear: the current real estate market is one for the record books. The exact mix of conditions we have today creates opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Here’s a look at four key components that are shaping this unprecedented market. A Shortage... Read More

    Remote Work Has Changed Our Home Needs. Is It Time for Your Home To Change, Too?

    By Admin MG | July 21, 2021

    Over the past year, many homeowners realized what they need in a home is changing, especially with the rise in remote work. If you’re longing for a dedicated home office or a change in scenery, now may be the time to find the home that addresses your evolving needs. Working from Home Isn’t a Passing Fad Before the... Read More

    3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

    By Admin MG | July 20, 2021

    With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone could... Read More

    4 Major Incentives To Sell This Summer

    By Admin MG | July 16, 2021

    While the housing market forecast for the second half of the year remains positive, there may not be a better time to sell than right now. Here are four things to consider if you’re trying to decide if now’s the right time to make a move. 1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly According to the most... Read More

    Diving Deep into Today’s Biggest Buyer Concerns

    By Admin MG | July 15, 2021

    Last week, Fannie Mae released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). Though the survey showed 77% of respondents believe it’s a “good time to sell,” it also confirms what many are sensing: an increasing number of Americans believe it’s a “bad time to buy” a home. The percentage of those surveyed saying it’s a “bad time to buy” hit... Read More