Buying

Are you an Old Millennial?

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more ‘old millennials’ (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their […]

Roberta Nopson | May 22, 2018

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true. Where are home values today compared to the beginning of the year? While rates have been […]

Roberta Nopson | May 18, 2018

A good agent will save you money…not cost you money.

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! You […]

Roberta Nopson | Jan 23, 2018

Who’s mortgage are you paying?  If it is not yours, we need to chat.

Renting or Buying…Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage There are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. 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 […]

Roberta Nopson | Nov 5, 2017

Great News for Homeowners

Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for homes, which […]

Roberta Nopson | Jul 26, 2017

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple […]

Roberta Nopson | Mar 7, 2017

Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much […]

Roberta Nopson | Mar 6, 2017

To sell your home, the buyer must be able to view it.

Access: A Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD! So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 21, 2017

Renting vs Buying

Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious. […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 17, 2017

3 Questions

3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 16, 2017