Study Shows “Millennials Deserve More Credit”

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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 it’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… Read more »

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

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Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,â€� which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or believe all lenders require a down payment above 5 percent.â€� Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Paymentâ€� Buyers often overestimate the down payment funds… Read more »

5 Reasons Millennials Choose to Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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.â€� The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living… Read more »

If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!!

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Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! How did we finish 2017? New-home sales were at their highest level in a decade. Sales of previously owned homes were… Read more »

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

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According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying 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.â€� For the report, ATTOM Data Solutions compared recently released fair market rent data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development with reported income amounts from the Department… Read more »

Where Did Americans Move in 2017? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights: Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over the course of 2017. Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the 2nd year in a row followed by Washington. The ‘outbound’ states seem to… Read more »

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?

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Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data from the most recent report. As we… Read more »