Posted by Jessica Juracich on October 18, 2018 in
5 Tips for Starting A Successful Home SearchIn today’s real estate market, with low inventory dominating the conversation in many areas of the country, it can often be frustrating to be a first-time home buyer if you aren’t prepared.
In a recent realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highlights some steps that first-time home buyers can take to help carry their excitement of buying a home throughout the ... read more
Posted by Jessica Juracich on October 16, 2018 in
THE COST OF NOT PAYING PMI (Personal Mortgage Insurance)
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live.
There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this limiting belief that often adds months, and sometimes even years, to the home-buying process.
So, if you can purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment… why aren’t more people do... read more
Is waiting really the best idea? Interest rates are on the rise....
Posted by Jessica Juracich on October 01, 2018 in
The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by the third quarter of 2019.
CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.1% over the next 12 months.
If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!
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