May 04

Your buyer ‘cheat sheet’ for today’s seller’s market

In a seller’s market, home buyers need to be willing and able to act fast to snag the home they want. This spring, areas across the country are facing a limited number of homes for sale.® offers up a cheat sheet for surviving a seller’s market. Check out the seller’s market survival tips below to …

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May 02

Survey: Real Estate Is the Best Investment

Americans ranked real estate as the best long-term investment, even over stocks and gold, according to a recent Gallup Poll of about 1,000 U.S. adults. Real estate has been the top investment choice for the past two years, and it’s lead is increasing over four other popular investment choices. Thirty-five percent of Americans selected real …

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Jan 29

How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don’t have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn’t mean there’s no hope of becoming a homeowner. Home prices are on the rise, making it harder for buyers to cobble together a 20% down payment. With the national average listing price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at $302,632 home buyers need to come …

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Dec 04

Bellevue Condo For Sale!

Dec 01

24% of Recent Home Buyers Were Single

Nov 12

Buying a Home 35% Less Expensive than Renting

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is from an average of 16% in Honolulu (HI), all the way to 55% in …

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Oct 28

Buying A Home Is Better Way to Produce Wealth Than Renting

According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market? The index examines that entire US …

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Jul 14

Buy vs Rent: What really builds family wealth?

​ There has been recent press regarding whether or not it makes better financial sense to rent rather than buy in today’s housing market. As an example, the recently released June Summary of the BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index reported: “…as of the end of the first quarter of 2015, the housing market in the …

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Jul 03

Ten avoidable mistakes first-time homebuyers commonly make

1. Neglect To Clean Up Their Credit Before Applying For A Loan Source: Flickr user Simon Cunningham Unless someone has the ability to pay for the home they’re looking at in cash, they’re going to have to take out a home loan. Getting approved for a loan, how much you can take out on the loan, …

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Jun 23

4 Reasons to Buy Now!

  4 Reasons to Buy NOW! Summer is here! The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 …

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