Relying On An Agent

Check out this great article that was published on Linked-In this week about Real Estate Agents. Finding the RIGHT agent is so important in finding the perfect home for you. by Carla Hill for Realty Times The latest NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers showed a growing trend among recent buyers. The latest figures […]

Weekly Market Update – January 17,2012

The first full week of 2012 shows that buyers were off to a busy start while seller activity cooled down. Sales volumes easily beat the same week in 2011. The inventory drops that many communities saw during the second half of last year should translate into further positive news for sellers. Interest rates are expected […]

Bob’s Bottom Line Mortgage Update – January 16, 2012

A weak Italian debt auction earlier today triggered another wave of “flight-to-quality” buying of U.S. dollar denominated assets like Treasury debt obligations and mortgage-backed securities. The credit market rumor mill is alive with chatter Standard & Poor’s is set to downgrade several euro-zone countries’ debt rating. Nobody seems to know which countries’ are on the […]

The Power of Assumability

Written by: Dean Hartman on January 12, 2012 on the KCM Blog One of the rarely touted advantages of people taking FHA mortgages today is the fact that they are assumable. What that means is, when the FHA homebuyer of today is looking to sell his home, a qualified purchaser can “take over” their loan.Most […]

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home in 2012

Written by Jonathan Slappey on January 6, 2012 for QuickenLoans The American dream of homeownership is a very feasible aspiration for  2012. There are many benefits of owning a home.  Yet some first-time buyers  are skeptical of purchasing with the uncertainty surrounding the housing  market. The uncertainty many reference when speaking about the housing market  involves […]

Which is the Best Season to Sell Your Home?

Realizing the time has come to sell your home can create mass confusion. Timing is everything in real estate; however, some also believe one season is better than another to sell your home. If you ask a real estate professional when you should sell your home, most will say, “Now is the best time to […]

Weekly Market Report – January 10, 2012

Most observers would agree that this year’s housing recovery was not as robust as many had hoped. That said, a handful of things went right. Supply-side market correction took the guise of inventory declines and a pullback in listing activity. Consequently, sellers generally faced fewer challenges than in the past. Driven by improvements in the […]

Bob’s Bottom Line Mortgage Update – January 9, 2012

News of huge gains in the nonfarm payroll figure usually cause mortgage investors to nudge interest rates higher as they anticipate the demand for capital will accelerate as the economy expands and creates more jobs. Even though the Labor Department reported this morning the economy created 200,000 net new jobs last month and the national […]

6 Ways to Save Your Underwater Home

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Inman News® What seemed like a housing market downturn is now nearly  universally seen as the new normal. Accordingly, many homeowners are taking a  tough look at their mortgage situations in this stark light. This New Year’s season, I’ve received a massive influx of  reader questions — quasi-challenges, […]

12 Reliable Tips For Selling Your Home

Article By: Steve McLinden, Bankrate.com To buy or sell in 2012, what with Armageddon coming and all? Absent any ancient  Mayan wisdom on real estate strategies, let’s just hope the real cataclysmic  event in the real estate market already has passed, even if the rubble from the  bubble remains. A stubborn overstock of households with […]