NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

Posted Posted in Blog, Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Realtor.com recently reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains […]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Blog, Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Rent vs. Buy

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15.7%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find […]

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Posted Posted in Blog, Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or believe all lenders require a down payment above 5 percent.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers often overestimate the down payment funds […]

The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing

Posted Posted in Blog, Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are […]