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3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now

By Jessica Couch | May 10, 2021

There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to […]

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The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | May 7, 2021

Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a […]

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Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

By Jessica Couch | May 6, 2021

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no […]

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Are Interest Rates Expected to Rise Over the Next Year?

By Jessica Couch | May 5, 2021

So far this year, mortgage rates continue to hover around 3%, encouraging many hopeful homebuyers to enter the housing market. However, there’s a good chance rates will increase later this year and going into 2022, ultimately making it more expensive to borrow money for a home loan. Here’s a look […]

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4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

By Jessica Couch | May 4, 2021

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success […]

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Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

By Jessica Couch | May 3, 2021

Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and […]

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Should I Buy Now or Wait? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jessica Couch | Apr 29, 2021

Some Highlights If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again. Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates. Buying a home now means […]

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Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?

By Jessica Couch | Apr 29, 2021

At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the bidding wars that have driven home prices up […]

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Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

By Jessica Couch | Apr 28, 2021

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per […]

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