Author Archives: Keeley Ryan

    • 5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
      • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space, at 93%.
      • Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day when they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they'd like or renovate an outdated part of their living space.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Buyer Demand Surging as Spring Market Begins

      Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to two separate reports*, buyer demand dramatically increased over the last three months, leading into this spring buyers’ market […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

      Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

      Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell their houses. This is reflected when broken down by state. Only 11 states have a stable level of seller traffic compared […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

      If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following three questions to help […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
      • Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate!
      • 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!
      • The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many loan types!
       
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize

      The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it was revealed that Realtors are starting […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

      There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced that shows for the vast […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

      One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you are one of the […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In

      As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs in […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan