Blogs | Home Ownership
September 15, 2022
Make Sure You Have Everything Ready With This Moving Checklist
You've made the exciting decision to relocate and have found the ideal home. Now it's time to start making plans for your big moving day!
March 8, 2021
Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?
In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often considered prime homebuying years when many people begin to form their own households and invest in real estate. If you’re like many millennials who are spending much more time at home these days, you may have a growing need for more space or upgraded features, making moving more desirable than ever.
March 5, 2021
The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase
We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low much longer.
March 1, 2021
3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life
There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased over the past few years. CoreLogic indicated that equity increased for the average homeowner by $17,000 in the last year alone. ATTOM Data Solutions, in their latest U.S. Home Equity Report, revealed that 30.2% of the 59 million mortgaged homes in the United States have at least 50% equity. That doesn’t even include the 38% of homes that are owned free and clear, meaning they don’t have a mortgage at all.
October 7, 2020
8 Things Homebuyers Are Looking For In 2021
2020 has changed the way many people look at their homes. People are moving out of big cities at a 50% higher rate than previous years--and their perspective on what they want in their homes has changed, too.
October 1, 2020
Which Home Renovations and Updates Will Increase Home's Value?
Investing money into fixing up your house is a great idea for homeowners who want to increase the value of their homes. If you have some money to invest, you may be wondering which kinds of updates and remodeling projects will bring the biggest ROI and increase your home's value the most. Read on to learn which updates will get you the most bang for your buck.