Buying

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

The American Dream

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and safe environment. Building Equity In a recent article by The Mortgage […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 10, 2017

Needs vs Wants

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 9, 2017

Are you Buyer Ready?

2 Myths That May Be Holding Back Buyers Fannie Mae’s article, “What Consumers (Don’t) Know About Mortgage Qualification Criteria,” revealed that “only 5 to 16 percent of respondents know the correct ranges for key mortgage qualification criteria.” Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Fannie Mae’s survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 1, 2017