Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Rent vs. Buy

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many […]

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Agents, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still true today. All forms of […]

How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

Posted Posted in Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing

Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the past decade, the market was […]