Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

Download Pdf In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they … Read more

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time … Read more

What’s Your Home Actually Worth?

  Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you … Read more

Market Value vs Assessed Value

Understanding the true market home value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) … Read more

Can The Buyer Assume My Mortgage?

                  Assuming a mortgage is the act of taking over someone else’s mortgage debt along with his home. The process goes something like this. The buyer makes a price offer. The seller accepts that offer. But instead of paying the offer price in cash or by mortgage … Read more

Thinking About Buying A Foreclosure?

If you know how to buy a foreclosed home, you could get into your next house for less than you think, but beware of the pitfalls. Although there are fewer foreclosed homes on the market today than there were in the years immediately following the financial crisis, there are still some to be found. While … Read more