April 2021

April 2021 Should I Buy Now or Wait? [INFOGRAPHIC]
April 2021 Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again? April 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 over the past twelve […]
April 2021 Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year April 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 sale, and that number keeps rising. Why? It’s […]
April 2021 Will the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum? April 27, 2021 Last week’s Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows sales have dropped by 3.7% compared to the month before. This is the second consecutive month that sales have slumped. Some see this as evidence that the red-hot real estate market may be cooling. However, there could also be a simple explanation […]
April 2021 4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House April 26, 2021 Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise in home prices. In such a hot market, houses are selling quickly. According […]
April 2021 This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply. [INFOGRAPHIC]
April 2021 Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines April 22, 2021 Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping one-year increases. While the year-over-year jumps will certainly be striking, consumers should take these numbers with a grain of salt, as the situation […]
April 2021 Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home April 21, 2021 This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to secure a rate far below the historic norm. Here’s why. After creeping up for […]
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April 2021 82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today April 20, 2021 The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years. The most […]
April 2021 How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment? April 19, 2021 One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than you think. […]
April 2021 Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning a home provides a sense of safety, security, and accomplishment. […]
April 2021 Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home April 15, 2021 As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., homes […]
April 2021 93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks April 14, 2021 A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment than stocks? […]
April 2021 Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes April 13, 2021 Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares: “The very nature of the pandemic, through the health implications, social distancing, and need to […]
April 2021 4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure April 12, 2021 There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost […]
April 2021 Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]
April 2021 Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits April 8, 2021 A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […]
April 2021 Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market? April 7, 2021 Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […]
April 2021 Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market April 6, 2021 In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up virtually any house that […]
April 2021 Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year April 5, 2021 If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that […]