1. Mortgage or Marriage? Which Comes First?

    According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly hou…Read More

  2. Getting A Mortgage When You Have No Credit

    First-time home buyers face challenges that more experienced home buyers do not. For example, a first-time home buyer may not be able to show the same stable work history that a more experienced buyer can show; and a first-time home buyer not have as much money saved. But, perhaps, the biggest diffe…Read More

  3. The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power

    Some Highlights: Your monthly housing cost is directly tied to the price of the home you purchase and the interest rate you secure for your mortgage. Over the last 30 years, interest rates have fluctuated greatly with rates in the double digits in the 1980s, all the way down to the near 4% we are ex…Read More

  4. Rents Skyrocket at Highest Rate in almost a Decade

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain since 2007. This coincides with a report released earli…Read More