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    • 3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today!

      A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Renting or Owning, What Is Better for You?

      In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising too, or should you lock in your housing cost and buy […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

      Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
      • Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates to rise to 4.5% by the Q4 2020.
      • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months.
      • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House?

      If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer fits the bill. Taxes are too high. Utilities are too expensive. Cleaning and repair are too difficult. You may […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home

      We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth

      There are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth. How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is an online resource for research and information on how homeownership contributes to individual and community success. Their article, […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

      Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8% over the next year. […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

      There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the last ten years, we need to understand why and what that means. On a monthly basis, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), produces […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan