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Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]
Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]
  Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.
3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home
3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Dream Home
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following 3 questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market. 1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?  This
Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!
Thinking of Selling? You Should Act NOW!
If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today’s real estate market. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National
The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership
The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership
Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take pride in ownership. Homeownership improves your community. Let’s expand on each of Freddie Mac’s points: Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey
9832 Sota Grande Drive, Plano, TX 75025
9832 Sota Grande Drive, Plano, TX 75025
This stunning home is located in the sought after gated community of Ridgeview Ranch Estates in Plano, TX. This home has it ALL including its exceptional location, award winning Frisco ISD schools, your very own pool and spa AND amazing views of the 11th fairway on the Ridgeview Ranch Golf Course.
107 Bent Oak Drive, Aubrey, TX 76227
107 Bent Oak Drive, Aubrey, TX 76227
You simply must see this 5 bedroom, 3.1 bath stunning home featuring upgrades galore – all on one story! It is a unique, one-of-a-kind property that can only be described as a home straight out of a magazine.
The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power
The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, is the amount of home you can afford to buy for the budget you have available to spend. As rates increase, the price of the house you
Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE
Homeowners: Your Home Must Be Sold TWICE
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to find adequate, comparable sales (similar houses in the neighborhood that recently closed) to defend the selling price when performing the appraisal for the bank. Every
5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!
5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!
In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top five reasons: 1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers  Recent studies have shown that 94% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to