Homeownership Is Part Of The American Dream

According to the latestĀ Aspiring Home Buyers ProfileĀ by theĀ National Association of RealtorsĀ (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters desire to own a home in the future, with 80% believing homeownership is a big part of achieving their American Dream. The profile went on to state that 50% of millennials believe that their rent will increase, with 20% believing … Continued

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional!

Whether you areĀ buyingĀ orĀ sellingĀ a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ā€˜For Sale by Ownerā€™ orĀ ā€˜FSBO.ā€™ The 5 reasons … Continued

Calm Down! The Real Estate Market is NOT Falling Apart

There has been tremendous volatility in certain markets over the last few weeksĀ (for example, the stock and currency markets). When this happens, some tend to lump all of their investments together and create an almost ā€˜Armageddonā€™ scenario where everything loses value quickly and dramatically. Real estate is an investment that can get caught up in … Continued

Bidding Wars Aboundā€¦ How Long Will They Continue?

Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase. In many areas of the country, theĀ supply of homes for saleĀ in the starter and trade-up home markets is so low that bidding wars have ensued, and … Continued

Study Shows ā€œMillennials Deserve More Creditā€

When it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels about the generation. Whether itā€™s the assumption that millennials are irresponsible with money and would rather buy avocado toast than save for a down payment, or that millennials jump from job to job, the … Continued

Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54% Of US Counties

According toĀ ATTOM Data Solutionsā€™Ā 2018 Rental Affordability Report, ā€œbuying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 240 of 447 [or 54% of] U.S. counties analyzed for the report.ā€ For the report,Ā ATTOM Data SolutionsĀ compared recently released fair market rent data from theĀ Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentĀ with reported income amounts from theĀ Department … Continued

The Real Reason Home Prices Are Increasing

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenientĀ (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because ofĀ ā€œirrational exuberanceā€Ā (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak … Continued

Where Are Home Prices Heading in The Next 5 Years?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like theĀ Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter,Ā PulsenomicsĀ surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five years. They … Continued

93.6% Of Homes in NH Have Positive Equity

CoreLogicā€™sĀ latestĀ Equity ReportĀ revealed that ninety-one thousand residential properties regained equity in Q1 2017. The outlook for 2017 remains positive as well, as an additional 600 thousand properties will regain equity if home prices rise another 5% this year. The study also revealed that: Roughly 63% of all homeowners have seen their equity increase since Q1 2016 … Continued

PRE-LISTING CLEANING CHECKLIST

The cleanliness of your home can be one of the biggest factors in determiningĀ your homeā€™s pre-listing value. Ā Fortunately, it is also one of the most economical way to increase value in the shortest amount of time. WhileĀ price, condition and market conditions are factors that buyers take in to consideration, a strong first impression is key … Continued

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