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Monthly Archives: July 2018

    You Need an Agent Who Will Always Put You First!

    By Hugh Williams | July 31, 2018

    Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home shopping. One great example of an agent who... Read More

    The #1 Reason to Put Your House on The Market TODAY!

    By Hugh Williams | July 30, 2018

      The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that home sales declined 0.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million in June from 5.41 million in May, and are 2.2% below a year ago. Some may look at these numbers and think that now is a... Read More

    4 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Bubble

    By Hugh Williams | July 26, 2018

    With home prices continuing to appreciate above historic levels, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing ‘boom & bust.’ It is important to remember, however, that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are four key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage... Read More

    Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

    By Hugh Williams | July 25, 2018

    As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether or not to sell their homes and move will become a hot topic. In today’s housing market climate, with low available inventory in the starter and trade-up home categories, it makes sense to evaluate your home’s ability to adapt to your needs... Read More

    Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price!

    By Hugh Williams | July 24, 2018

    Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house? Here are two ways to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a Little Low This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s... Read More

    Lack of Listings Slowing Down the Market

    By Hugh Williams | July 23, 2018

    As the real estate market continues to move down the road to a complete recovery, we see home values and home sales increasing while distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) continue to fall to their lowest points in years. There is no doubt that the housing market will continue to strengthen throughout 2018. However, there... Read More

    What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process

    By Hugh Williams | July 21, 2018

    Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford. Read More

    4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!

    By Hugh Williams | July 20, 2018

    We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain... Read More

    First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

    By Hugh Williams | July 19, 2018

    According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even trying, but in March, 71% of first-time buyers... Read More

    Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb

    By Hugh Williams | July 18, 2018

    Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for... Read More