Monthly Archives: April 2021
Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?
At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the bidding wars that have driven home prices up over the past twelve months. However, that... Read More
Don’t Be Fooled by Remarkable Real Estate Headlines
Don’t be impressed by the headlines reporting year-over-year housing numbers for the next several months (data covering March, April, May, and June). The data will most likely show eye-popping one-year increases. While the year-over-year jumps will certainly be striking, consumers should take these numbers with a grain of salt, as the situation highlights a short-term... Read More
How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?
What if you’re able to take advantage of one of the 3% down payment programs available? It’s a common misconception that you need a 20% down payment to buy a home, but there are actually more affordable options and down payment assistance programs available, especially for first-time buyers. Read More
Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market
FSBO homes sold at a median of $217,900 in 2020. Agent-assisted homes sold for a median of $295,000... Read More
Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year
Saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. This year, your tax refund and your stimulus savings could add up big when it comes to reaching your homeownership goals. Read More