Too Much Personality? – Sellers

Warning: selling your house usually means someone different will be buying. Make sure it can be their house. “Many sellers love their homes. They’ve made some of their most important memories there, and their home is literally where their heart is. When these homeowners took on improvements, from painting rooms to kitchen and bath renovations,…

Details

Home Sales Skyrocketing! – S.S./Fore.

As or September, home sales have reached an annual high. The market’s picking back up, so it’s time for you to buy! “Existing-home sales bounced back in September, surging to the highest annual pace of the year, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS®. All regions except for the Midwest reported…

Details

Tacfi: Your New Favorite Website – Mortgages

A website where you can input your financial status, and receive predictions on equity, costs, and acquired interest? Sign me up! “The mortgage industry has a history of screwing things up. Maybe the intentions are good but the process couldn’t be more confusing. Throw in all the confusing lender jargon like amortization or APR and…

Details

Why Ben Bernanke Can’t Get a Mortgage

We have all heard about how difficult it can be lately to get a new mortgage or refinance your home.  But to learn that Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, cannot refinance either, is daunting at best.  It all boils down to job change.  Read more in the article below from Neil Irwin…

Details

Economic Growth: For the Best? – S.S./Fore.

I hate to post on bad terms, but the recent economic growth is having an adverse effect on housing demand. But don’t fret, there are optimistic benefits; you’ll see. “The U.S. economy is definitely growing after a disappointing start to the year, but it’s a double-edged sword for housing demand. On the one hand, lackluster economic…

Details

Employment’s Up, So are Buyers – Sellers

This just in, great news for sellers: due to the sky-rocketing increase of employment and job opportunities, the need for housing has sky-rocketed as well! I can’t stress this enough: it’s time to sell! “A busy week of economic data was capped off today by strong employment numbers. If we could only pick one area…

Details

Moving Down Isn’t So Bad – Buyers

There are many more benefits to downsizing your home than you might have ever thought of. Try moving down. Bigger isn’t always better. “The American dream is all about homeownership, right? Actually, the real American dream seems to be about homeownership in a hugely impressive house with all the bells and whistles that’s all decked…

Details