Real Estate Blog 2017-05-22T17:18:13+00:00

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Get All the Facts about PMI Down Payment

Get All the Facts about PMI Down Payment Get All the Facts about PMI Down Payment - When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large [...]

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable?

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable? Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable? - There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is maintainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for [...]

Your Tax Return: Bring it Home

Your Tax Return: Bring it Home Your Tax Return: Bring it Home - This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates recently [...]

Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy

  Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy   Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy - Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house? Conlon responded: [...]

3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’

3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’ 3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’ - In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely [...]

How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment?

How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? - Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices [...]

US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!

US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’! US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’! - According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief [...]

Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream

Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream   Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream - Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly [...]

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help 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 [...]

Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act

Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act - If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below [...]

Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing

  Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing - The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of [...]

Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap! Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap! - There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of [...]

The ‘REAL’ News about Housing Affordability

The 'REAL' News about Housing Affordability The 'REAL' News about Housing Affordability - Some industry experts are claiming that the housing market may be headed for a slowdown as we proceed through 2017, based on rising home prices and a potential jump in mortgage interest [...]

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down Payment to Buy NOW!

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Payment Down to Buy NOW!   Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down Payment to Buy NOW! - A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in [...]

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now! Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now! - Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a https://celinavazquezrealtor.com/renting-buying-paying-mortgage/home because buying real estate is "an escalator to wealth.” Bach went on to explain: "If millennials [...]