OWNING A HOME REALLY HELPS WITH TAXES

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way Read More

GET THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR HOUSE

As stated below, it is critically important to use a Realtor when you are selling your home, if you want the best price and a quick sale. However, realtors are very different in their capabilities and processes, both of which impact on the service they provide. Before you select your Read More

SELL AND MOVE UP NOW!!! FIVE REASONS WHY!!!

The below article reflects the national perspective for making that move up buy to the house your really want now. And, all of the below reasons for selling now also apply to our area because there is less than 6 months of inventory.For the past couple of years, we have Read More

SUPPLY AND DEMAND IN HOUSING

Some Highlights: The concept of Supply & Demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when supply of that item is low & demand for that item is high! Anything under a 6-month supply is a Seller’s Market! There has not been a 6-months inventory supply Read More

HOUSE PRICE BUBBLE ?????

House Price Bubble, Not Right Now These data are more compelling data points that home prices are not getting us back into bubble range. I agree with the argument FOR THE TIME BEING!!!!. What I mean by that is this. Essentially, home mortgage lending is a federal government monopoly. Almost Read More

SHOULD I BUY NOW OR WAIT?

Should I Buy Now or Wait? This is a short and right to the point summary of why it makes great sense to buy that first house now or sell, and make that move up buy now. If the house you want costs $250,000 now, waiting a year will cost Read More

SALES AT HIGHEST PACE IN 9 YEARS

Sales at highest pace in 9 years, prices up, inventory down, interest rates low, what could be better for the real estate market? Like the fellow says, every silver lining has a cloud or two. At the risk of being like the proverbial skunk at a garden party, here is Read More

HOUSING PRICES, STILL UP OR NOT?

  Are housing prices still on the way up or are we headed for a correction? One more supporting piece of data that says the right time to make that first buy or move up buy is now. However, I would feel a lot better if two of the predictors Read More

FORECLOSURES DOWN, BUY NOW

Bottom line, foreclosures are down, way way down as are the numbers of people who are seriously delinquent in their mortgages. So what you say? Well this is another reason to buy that first house now or to make that move up buy. Our area had a HUGE HANGOVER of Read More

HOUSING MARKET SNAPSHOT

Housing Market Snapshot is kind of like what a wise man once said; none of us has a crystal ball, but we do have he next best thing – AND THAT IS DATA. Lots of data here about the housing market. All of it positive. + Home prices expected to rise Read More

HOUSING BUBBLE ANYONE?

HOUSING BUBBLE, ARE WE HEADING FOR ANOTHER ONE OR NOT? This question is being asked with more force and frequency recently. Of course, no one really knows the answer because none of us has a crystal ball. However we do have data and that is the next best thing. Warren Read More