First Time Buyers

Maintaining Your Home in Changing Seasons

Labor Day has passed, which means it’s time to get ready for fall. An important task is to prepare the landscaping around your home for the cooler months. You don’t want spring to roll around and discover that your once-lovely landscaping has been ruined. Be sure to rake up any leaves that fall on your lawn. The changing colors of autumn leaves are beautiful. However, if you let the leaves pile up on...

Your Home and Generational Home Buying Trends

While your home is unique and a reflection of you and your lifestyle, when it comes to home buying, as with most things, societal trends are noted through at-large studies and statistics, not individual results. Study pools are often segmented by age and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) just released the results of their first Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report. Highlighting a...

Mortgage Rates Drop -Time to Buy or Sell Your Home?

If you were worried about the effect current mortgage interest rates may have had on your home for sale, you may be feeling a little better this week. As of July 18th, 2013, the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®) reports that average fixed mortgage rates are showing reductions. "Fixed mortgage rates fell as Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Bernanke helped ease market concerns about the...

Take a Look at Your Home – It’s National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, giving you an excuse to fall in love with your home all over again or find ways to revive it! What advice would you share with young buyers on purchasing a home? What do you wish you had known when you purchased your home? According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), builders have begun recognizing the need to design and construct homes around...

Report Indicates Stronger Market For Your Home

Whether you are trying to sell your home or are hoping to buy, the latest report from Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group shares a positive outlook. The Group report indicates a marked increase in consumer spending since 2010 and a "modest re-acceleration" is predicted for the rest of 2013 due to a stronger labor market and improving financial and housing market conditions. Growth of 2.2%...

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