Why Buying a Home Is Harder for Millennials

According to the Urban Institute’s “Millennial Homeownership” report, Millennial homeownership is 8% lower than Gen X and Baby Boomers. With Millennials currently constituting America’s largest demographic, these lower generational ownership rates mean around 3.4 million fewer people are buying a home in the U.S. The postwar economic boom was a [...]

2021-03-24T00:14:08+00:00March 24th, 2021|Home Buying|

6 Steps to Follow When Buying a Home

Buying a home can be stressful for both first-time and experienced homebuyers. Researching the market, filling out mortgage applications, and finding the right home all take time and effort. Here are six steps to follow when buying a home. Steps to Follow When Buying a Home #1 Find the Right [...]

2021-04-06T17:34:32+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Home Buying|

Veterans are Optimistic about Homebuying in 2021

  Although housing prices are rising while the effects of COVID-19 are being felt in the market, Veterans are optimistic about homebuying in the 2021 housing market. According to the Veterans United Home Loans National Survey, approximately 1 in every 3 Veterans plans to buy a home this year. The [...]

2021-04-06T17:46:53+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Home Buying|

Tampa Among Hottest 3 Housing Markets Predicted for 2021

The real estate brokerage firm, Redfin, released its housing market predictions for 2021. Some of the predictions included continued low interest rates, growth in home sales, and an increase in new home construction. As for Tampa, Redfin’s housing market prediction anticipates much growth. Tampa, along with San Antonio and Tucson, [...]

2021-04-06T13:25:21+00:00February 16th, 2021|Housing Market|

2020 Housing Market Gained More Value Than Any Year Since 2005

According to a report from property research firm, Zillow, in 2020, the total home value rose by around $2.5 trillion. The lion’s share of these gains is from the appreciation of existing properties, which was $2.2 trillion. These figures constitute the biggest gain in the U.S. home value since 2005, [...]

2021-04-06T16:53:32+00:00February 15th, 2021|Housing Market|

2021 Expected to Be a Sellers Market for Homeowners

2021 is expected to be a seller's market for homeowners as homebuyers face continued rising prices. The NAR's housing forecast, released in December 2020, predicts that housing inventory will increase over the coming year despite the disruptive and destabilizing effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This will alleviate some pressure [...]

2021-02-23T20:02:01+00:00February 5th, 2021|Housing Market|

What to Ask a Home Inspector Before, During, and After an Inspection

Buying a home is one of the most significant decisions and investments a person can make. When an offer for a house is accepted, but before the sale is closed, a homebuyer should do their due diligence and get the home inspected. A home’s problems may not be immediately apparent [...]

2021-01-26T20:23:16+00:00January 12th, 2021|Home Buying|

Front-Yard Updates to Increase Home Sales Price

Homeowners preparing to sell their property typically make changes so that it is appealing to buyers. Renovating and staging the home’s interior can make a significant difference to the sales price; however, buyers see the front yard first, so curb appeal can be even more important when selling a home. The [...]

2021-01-28T21:51:44+00:00January 11th, 2021|Selling Your Home|

Top Things to Know When Buying New-Construction Homes

For many people buying a freshly built home is a dream. It’s a fresh new canvas for the owner to make into their own home. However, without the right guidance, this dream can quickly turn into a nightmare. So, here are the top things to know when buying new-construction homes. How [...]

2021-01-26T18:12:52+00:00January 11th, 2021|Home Buying|

Top First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

As a first-time homebuyer, you are starting an exciting process that can be daunting at times. However, you can speed up the homebuying journey and avoid heartache by familiarizing yourself with these top first-time homebuyer mistakes ahead of time. Mistake #1: Overspending on a Home Overspending on a home happens [...]

2021-01-26T17:54:55+00:00January 7th, 2021|Home Buying|
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