Category: For Buyers

    • Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!

      In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.” Bach went on to explain: “Homeowners are […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Where Did Americans Move in 2018? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement state-to-state over the course of the year. Vermont claimed the top spot of states with the highest percentage of inbound reside...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage? Couples Lead the Way

      According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs. However, many couples […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

      Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.) For Americans approaching retirement age, one of […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 5 Reasons to Love Hiring A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with contracts, explaining the process, negotiations, and...
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

      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 […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

      The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses. In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s?

      There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business explained in their […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Highlights:

      • Watching the big game at home with your friends and family offers many advantages.
      • There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly!
      • The kitchen is big enough to make as many appetizers as you want, and if some of your guests are only there to watch the commercials, they can do so on a different TV in another room!
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

      Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home equity more than double since 2011, increasing to a record-setting $8.3 trillion in 2017.” The […]
      Written by Denise Zervos