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    • You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think!

      Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from the United States […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

      Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year. The bottom […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • The Difference an Hour Will Make This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time. Unless of course, you are a resident of Arizona or Hawaii! Every hour in the United States: 614 homes are sold, 81...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • A New Housing Bubble Forming…Not Before 2024!

      A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. Recently, several housing experts weighed in on the subject […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

      The economists at CoreLogic recently released a special report entitled, Evaluating the Housing Market Since the Great Recession. The goal of the report was to look at economic recovery since the Great Recession of December 2007 through June 2009. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

      The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.4% over last year. […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year

      Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • 4 Reasons to Sell This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sust...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Are Home Values Really Overinflated?

      Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their most recent Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report: “The median existing-home price for all housing types in January was $240,500, up 5.8 percent from January 2017 ($227,300). January’s price increase marks the 71st straight month of year-over-year gains.” Seventy-one consecutive months of price […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • It’s Tax Season… Use Your Refund to Jump Start Your Down Payment Savings!

      According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,840 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $2,895, last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals; for anyone […]
      Written by Keeley Ryan